Slow Cooker Irish Coddle

Serve this stew with Irish soda bread. For a change, use beer in place of the chicken broth.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 6 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1½ lbs. pork sausage links, cut into 1" pieces
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Add the sausage to a large nonstick skillet. Brown the sausage over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and the onion; sauté the onion for 5 minutes or until it is transparent. Drain the meat and onion mixture of any excess fat; discard the fat.
  • Spread ⅓ of the meat-onion mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the potatoes in a layer, sprinkling them with salt and pepper if desired. Spoon another ⅓ of the meat-onion mixture over the potatoes. Top that with the carrots in a layer. Spread the remaining meat-onion mixture over the top of the carrots.
  • Pour in the broth. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the vegetables are tender. Stir to mix; taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Ladle into bowls to serve.