This lamb stew is cozy comfort food! Lamb, carrots, potatoes, and seasoned tomatoes are simmered together slowly so that the best flavor comes forward! You are going to love how simple this recipe is and how perfect it is for your weeknight meal!
I find myself in a food rut these days. I have spent so much time making sweets for the holiday that our evening meals get a little neglected.
I fall into a pattern of making, chili, soup, and pasta over and over again. So much so, the kids have begun boycotting meals. If we could just eat cookies for dinner, then we’d be golden.
Stew’s are hearty dishes that are filling, satisfying, and easy to make. They are the ideal comfort food for cold weather. This lamb stew is a great escape from our dinner rut, plus lamb has so much flavor!
Lamb is widely available at grocery stores and most local, your local butcher will be able to get lamb as well. Get tips for buying, storing, and thawing lamb products, and explore different cuts of lamb and how to cook and enjoy them.
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What Do I Need To Make Lamb Stew?
Lamb stew meat (about 2 lbs)
How To Make Lamb Stew
STEP ONE – Place a stockpot or a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add chopped red onions and sliced carrots to the hot pot and cook until they begin to soften. Add garlic, oregano, and salt.
STEP TWO – Add cubed lamb meat and garlic. Cook until the lamb has browned.
STEP THREE – Stir in tomato paste and a can of fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
STEP FOUR – Add diced potatoes. Pour enough beef broth to cover the mixture (about 2 cups). Bring the stew to a boil, cover reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender and the liquid has reduced.
What Cut Of Lamb Is Good For Stew?
Typically, meat from lamb shoulder or leg of lamb that has been cut into bite-sized cubes works really well for stews, where the cooking method is slower. The meat has a lot of flavor and becomes very tender.
Can I Freeze Lamb Stew?
Yes, actually lamb stew can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure the stew has come to the point in the cooking process where it has thickened. Allow the stew to cool completely.
Place the stew in freezer-safe bags or containers and place in the freezer.
One thing that cannot be frozen, however, is potatoes. They will become grainy and not reheat well. If there is any chance at all you will be freezing this recipe, omit the potatoes. They can be added to the stew as you reheat it.
The lamb I used for this particular stew came from · Blue Heron Sheep farm in eastern Ohio.
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Lamb Stew Recipe Tips
Make sure your lamb is cut into equal-sized pieces so that everything cooks at the same rate.
Red wine can also be added to the stew to enhance the flavor.
I kept the seasoning simple, but lamb also pairs nicely with rosemary, mint, bay leaves, and parsley.
If you cannot find-roasted tomatoes, plain petite diced tomatoes will work.
This recipe can easily be made for the crockpot. If you would like to use a crockpot, cook the veggies and brown the meat as directed. Place the meat mixture along with the remaining ingredients in your crockpot. Cover the meat with broth or beef stock, cover, and cook on low for 2 hours.
Lamb is a great cut of meat to use at it is lean but nutrient-dense. A 3 oz. serving of lamb is naturally nutrient rich. It’s packed with an array of essential nutrients. On average, American Lamb is an excellent source of protein, zinc, selenium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. Plus, a 3-ounce serving of lamb delivers 23 grams of protein – almost 50% of your daily protein needs.
What To Serve With Lamb Stew?
First, I think good crusty bread is a must! You want to be able to sop up all the broth! Secondly, you can eat this stew as is, in a bowl, or pour it over mashed potatoes or polenta!
A Greek Caesar salad on the side keeps things cool and fresh!
- 2 lbs Lamb stew meat (cubed)
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 2 whole carrots, sliced
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 14 oz can Fire-Roasted tomatoes
- 2 cups diced new potatoes
- 2 cups Beef broth
- Place a stockpot or a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add chopped red onions and sliced carrots to the hot pot and cook until they begin to soften. Add garlic, oregano, and salt.
- Add cubed lamb meat and garlic. Cook until the lamb has browned.
- Stir in tomato paste and a can of fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
- Add diced potatoes. Pour enough beef broth to cover the mixture (about 2 cups). Bring the stew to a boil, cover reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender and liquid has reduced.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 425Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 163mgSodium 850mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 54g