When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can compare to a hearty lamb stew. The tender and succulent meat, combined with aromatic vegetables and savory herbs, creates a warm and satisfying meal that is perfect for cozy evenings. In this post, we'll share our favorite lamb stew recipe using lamb stew meat, highlighting the richness and depth of flavor that can be achieved with this cut.
Recipe: Lamb Stew from Acabonac Farms
- 2 pounds of lamb stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
- 4 cups beef or vegetable broth
- 1 cup red wine (optional)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Lamb Stew Recipe Instructions:
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the lamb stew meat and brown it on all sides. This step helps to enhance the flavors of the meat. Once browned, remove the meat from the pot and set it aside.
- In the same pot, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic becomes fragrant.
- Add the chopped carrots, celery, and potatoes to the pot. Stir well to combine with the onion and garlic mixture.
- Return the browned lamb stew meat to the pot. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and red wine (if using), ensuring that the ingredients are submerged. If needed, add more broth or water to cover the ingredients.
- Stir in the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. These ingredients will infuse the stew with a depth of flavor.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the stew simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the lamb is tender and the flavors have melded together.
- During the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the peas to the pot and stir gently. This will allow the peas to cook through without becoming mushy.
- Once the lamb stew is cooked to perfection, remove the bay leaves and discard them. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Serve the lamb stew in bowls, garnished with chopped fresh parsley for freshness. Pair it with crusty bread or fluffy mashed potatoes for a complete and satisfying meal.
This lamb stew recipe showcases the wonderful flavors and textures that can be achieved with Acabonac’s pasture raised lamb stew meat. The tender and succulent lamb, combined with aromatic vegetables and savory seasonings, creates a comforting and satisfying dish that is perfect for chilly days or whenever you crave a hearty meal. Give this recipe a try and let us know how your homemade lamb stew came out!