Simple Lamb Stew

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Simple Lamb Stew is a quick, easy, healthy and (despite the name) vegetable filled dish that will fill you up. Take a look at the more traditional Irish Stew recipe as well.

The idea here is to give the rich taste of lamb without spending a lot of money. This recipe uses less than 1lb of lamb chunks and adds lots of vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 lb lamb stew meat (pork or beef could work as well)
  • some olive oil & butter
  • 1/4 cup or so of flour
  • 2 cups of beef stock
  • water

a combination of roughly chopped (pick & choose)

  • celery
  • carrots
  • leeks
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • parsnips
  • celery root
  • fennel
  • mushrooms

herbs

  • thyme
  • bay leaves
  • salt & pepper

Process

  • preheat oven to 350 F
  • add oil and butter to med high cast iron skillet
  • brown lamb to caramelize but not cook
  • remove lamb
  • add about 1/2 cup of beef stock and return to simmer while scraping the bottom of the skillet
  • spread around the flour and stir and mix to make a rich nut brown roux
  • add the rest of the beef broth
  • add chopped vegetables
  • add water to ALMOST cover stew ingredients
  • cover with aluminium foil
  • cook in oven for 1 hour
  • let cool for 15 minutes, then serve
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