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Simple Lamb Stew Recipe

As much as we adore the delicious meals that come out of our dear old, slow cooker, some days don’t allow for that lengthy cooking time, and sometimes it is our hunger that demands to be fed within an hour.

Simple Lamb Stew in a pot with a wooden spatula.

When the belly starts to grumble and raise a ruckus, it is up to us to take matters into the kitchen, where we can begin to prepare a nutritious meal with enough leftovers to lift us into the following day.

Sure, bacon and eggs are a quick solution to an energy crisis, yet there are moments when we crave something more complex and full of homegrown flavor. In those moments of daydreaming about food, your body is yearning for a stew.

Whether it be beef or lamb, listen to your gut instinct or whatever is in your fridge, and get cooking! A simple stew is super easy to make: heat up your favorite saucepan, add your Paleo fat of choice, brown the cut-up meat and remove it from the pan, add onions, then garlic, and the rest of the veggies, and return the meat to the pot and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

In about an hour, you will have a rich pot of wholesome goodness that is just waiting to be shared. It sure beats ordering takeout!

Take a break and read a book while you wait, or spend a few minutes chopping up some grape tomatoes and a small onion for an appetizer while those gorgeous smells fill the room.

Simple Lamb Stew Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 25 min Cook: 40 min

Ingredients

Simple Lamb Stew preparation.

Preparation

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat, and melt the cooking fat.
  2. Brown the lamb pieces in the saucepan for about 1 minute per side, then set aside.
  3. Add carrots, onions, and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes until the onions begin to soften.
  4. Add the mushrooms, broccoli, and tomatoes, and pour in the beef stock; scrape the bottom of the saucepan while cooking.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh thyme, and season to taste.
  6. Bring the lamb back to the saucepan, lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 30 to 40 minutes.
Simple Lamb Stew in a pot with a wooden spatula.
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Simple Lamb Stew Recipe

There are days when you just want to take it slow, but not in the slow cooker kind of way. This simple lamb stew goes from raw ingredients to bowl in less than an hour!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword lamb, paleo, recipe, stew
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 537kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. lamb stew meat cut into cubes
  • 3 to 4 carrots sliced
  • 1 broccoli head cut into florets
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme minced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 4 tbsp. cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat, and melt the cooking fat.
    4 tbsp. cooking fat
  • Brown the lamb pieces in the saucepan for about 1 minute per side, then set aside.
    2 lb. lamb stew meat
  • Add carrots, onions, and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes until the onions begin to soften.
    3 to 4 carrots, 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves
  • Add the mushrooms, broccoli, and tomatoes, and pour in the beef stock; scrape the bottom of the saucepan while cooking.
    1 broccoli head, 2 tomatoes, 8 oz. mushrooms, 2 cups beef stock
  • Sprinkle with fresh thyme, and season to taste.
    1 tsp. fresh thyme, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Bring the lamb back to the saucepan, lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 1652mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2042IU | Vitamin C: 140mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 13mg