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                        WEIGHT WATCHER'S IRISH STEW
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low-fat                          Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       tb           Vegetable oil
    1       lb           6 oz lean boneless lamb, cut
                         -into 1 1/2 squares 1/2
                         -thick (or boneless chuck)
    1       md           Onion, chopped
    3       c            Low sodium chicken broth
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme, crumbled
    1                    Bay leaf
    6                    5 oz whole new red potatoes
   15       oz           Small onions, peeled
    1       c            Irish ale or beer
    1       t            Salt
    2       tb           Cornstarch
                         Chopped parsley
    6                    1 oz sliced Italian bread
                         (optional)
 
   1. In a large heavy saucepan, heat 1/2 of the oil. Add
   1/2 of the lamb or beef and cook until well browned on
   one side, 5-7 min. Stir and cook 1 minute longer;
   remove meat and set aside. Add the remaining oil the
   lamb (or beef) and the chopped onion to the pan and
   cook until browned, about 8-10 min. Return the first
   batch of meat to the pan.
   
   2. Add broth and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add
   thyme and bay leaf; lower heat to low, and simmer for
   1 hour.
   
   3. Add potatoes, onions, ale and salt. Cover and
   simmer until potatoes are tender, 30-40 minutes.
   
   4. To thicken stew, add cornstarch to 1/4 cup cold
   water in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to
   simmering stew; stir gently until thickened. Garnish
   with parsley; serve with bread.
   
   Serving (with 1 slice of bread) provides: 1/2 Fat, 1
   Vegetable, 3 proteins, 2 breads, 37 calories (if
   served without bread, subtract 1 bread).
   
   Per serving: With bread: 409 calories, 29 g protein, 9
   grams fat, 644 mg sodium. Without bread: 332 calories,
   27 gr protein,8 gm fat, 478 mg sodium.
   
   Typist’s notes: This is great and very filling! Good
   for a cold winter night!
   
   Source: Weight Watchers Magazine, Mar. 1994 Typed for
   you by: Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS Watertown NY
   315-786-1120
  
 
 
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