Festive Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day calls for things to be a little greener and more Irish. Here are a couple simple recipe ideas we hope our Chase Knolls community members in Sherman Oaks, California, will enjoy.

Irish Soda Bread Muffins
A perfect way to start St. Patrick’s Day, these muffins are hearty, tasty and simple to make.

Gather the following ingredients to get started.

½ cup of granulated sugar
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of raisins
1 tablespoon of caraway seeds
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 ¾ cups of buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup of melted butter
Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Then, insert paper liners into a muffin pan. Place flour, sugar, caraway seeds, raisins, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and fold thoroughly. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk together. Add to flour mix and stir in melted butter. Pour into muffin liners and bake 20-30 minutes. Test with a toothpick for readiness. If you like your soda muffins to be more buttery, brush with a little extra butter at about 15 minutes. Each muffin runs about 250 calories, 5 grams of fat, 5.5 grams of protein and 47 carbs.

Old-Fashioned Irish Stew
If you plan to go all-in on the Irish holiday, having a traditional stew can set the tone. This beef stew recipe is tried-and-true. Gather together the following ingredients.

1 pound of lean stewing beef (cubes)
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
1 large white onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 ½ cups of mushrooms (sliced)
8 garlic cloves (diced)
6 ounces of tomato paste
1 bottle of Guinness Stout
2 cups beef broth
4 cups of sliced carrots
3 large potatoes (small cubes)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup of parsley (chopped)
In a large pot, heat the oil at medium-high temperature. Coat the beef cubes with flour and fry the beef until fully browned. Remove and place on paper towels. Put the onion, mushrooms, and garlic into the pot next, stirring for 3 minutes. Drop beef back into the pot and add tomato paste, broth, potatoes, carrots and beer. Simmer for approximately one hour, then add cornstarch and mix thoroughly until thick. Ladle into a bowl and top with parsley. One bowl has about 435 calories, 18 grams of fat, 41 carbs and 26 grams of protein.

We hope our Chase Knolls community members enjoy these St. Patrick’s Day recipes. If you or a friend would like more information about our Sherman Oaks apartments, call us today.

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