Irish Soda Bread. Buttermilk and baking soda may help Kelsey's soda bread get its beautiful rise, but it's the abundance of ripe currants that put it over the top. Delicious recipes from the Emerald Isle: celebrate St Patrick's Day in true Irish style with Irish soda bread and traditional beef stew. 12 St. Patrick's Day recipes. Pat's Irish Stew. 2 pounds beef stew meat 2 ounce cans tomato sauce 1 ounce can diced tomatoes 3 carrots. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish -inspired foods like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread. Find this and more at Food Network. Two Irish chefs share their recipes for beef stew and Irish soda bread. Everyone's a little bit Irish on St Patrick's Day, March 17th, so why not mix and match a few of our favourite Stews, soda bread and other lucky Irish recipes.