Lamb stew is an exquisite meal that can be made easily in a crock pot. Be sure to lay out all of your ingredients you will need for the recipe. Once the ingredients are prepared, you can pop them into the crock pot and forget about it for hours until it's ready to be served.
Lamb Stew Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 ½ pounds of lean lamb stew meat (cubed)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
2 cup turnips, chopped
Pinch of fresh parsley and rosemary
Season your lamb and coat it in flour. Sauté the lamb and veggies in the oil for about five minutes. Stir in the water and scrape the leftover bits of the lamb. Transfer it into the crock pot. Add the carrots and turnips. Cook the stew on the lowest setting of your crock pot for about eight to ten hours. When you're almost finished with the recipe, add the frozen bag of peas and stir. Let that simmer for another 40 minutes before serving.
Spicy Lamb Stew
This recipe is similar to an Indian dish and is best served over rice, grits or couscous. Build off of the recipe above by adding two cloves of minced garlic, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, a teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon and one can diced tomatoes with juices. You can exclude the rosemary and parsley.
Brown the lamb in a pan with the oil and spices. Add in the vegetables and the can of tomato juice. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about an hour. Serve over potatoes or noodles.
Stew meat is perfect for stews, of course, but it can also be used in many other dishes. These recipes will help you cut down on your meat budget while eating well.
Dumplings are a perfect addition to warm beef or lamb stew. There are quite a few dumpling variations you can make or you can try to mix and match depending upon which stew recipes you've decided to cook. Experiment with different types of dumplings to see which kind you and your family prefer.