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Lamb Stew Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

This lamb stew is loaded with hearty, healthy ingredients. This lamb stew recipe is simple (a one-pot meal!) The lengthy simmering time in the oven makes the tender lamb morsels and vegetables just melt in your mouth. 

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $28-$30
Calories: 481 kcal
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 4 oz bacon (4 strips, chopped into 1/4" strips)
  • 2 lbs boneless leg of lam or lam shoulder trimmed of excess fat, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 Tbsp sea salt for the lamb plus 1 tsp for stew
  • 1 tsp black pepper for lamb plus 1/2 tsp for stew
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour*
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 cups good red wine *
  • 1 lb button mushrooms thickly sliced
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth or stock
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 lbs small yellow potatoes halved or quartered into 1" pieces
  • 4 medium carrots 10 oz, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick pieces
  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a 5Qt dutch oven, saute chopped bacon over medium heat until browned and fat released. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a large plate.

  2. While bacon cooks, season lamb pieces with 1/2 Tbsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup flour and toss to coat. Cook lamb in 2 batches in hot bacon grease over medium heat until browned (3-4 min per side) then transfer to the plate with bacon.

  3. Add diced onion and sauté 2 min. Add garlic and cook another minute, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups wine, scraping the bottom to deglaze. Add sliced mushrooms, bring to simmer then cook uncovered 10 min. Preheat Oven to 325˚F.

  4. Return bacon and lamb to pot and add 4 cups broth, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp dried thyme and 2 bay leaves. Stir in potatoes and carrots, making sure potatoes are mostly submerged in liquid. Bring to a boil then COVER and carefully transfer to preheated oven at 325˚F for 1 hr and 45 min. When done, potatoes and lamb will be very tender.**

Recipe Notes

*We used the wine "Soft Red" by Ste Chappell. A Pinot Noir would also work well. 
** For reduced fat stew, spoon out any excess oil from the surface when it comes out of the oven.