Lamb Stew with Winter Vegetables

  • 1 tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 8-12 oz. pastured lamb stew meat, cubed, seasoned with salt, pepper and cumin
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups water or stock
  • 1 cup organic red wine
  • Dash of cardamom
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 carrots, chopped into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 parsnip, chopped into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 medium potato, chopped into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 2 collard green leaves, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Parsley

In a soup pot, sear lamb cubes until lightly browned. Add onions and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes.

Add stock, red wine, dried rosemary, cardamom, cinnamon and bring to a boil.

Cover and reduce heat to medium/low for 45 minutes.

Add carrots, parsnip, and potato and cook 30-40 minutes.

Add collard greens, sea salt and black pepper and cook an additional 5-10 minutes.

Season with chopped parsley.

  • DMP

    Andrea, how many servings does this recipe make?

    • It makes 4-5 servings. Or 2-3 really BIG helpings!

  • Katie Lelinwalla

    Thanks for the excellent recipe. Since I was born in India, I make my stew adding spices like tumeric, cumin & corriander powder and whole pepper corns which adds extra flavor.

  • Thank you for this yummy recipe. I prepared it the other day during a hail storm in “sunny” So Cal. I didn’t have a parsnip so I substituted a Japanese yam, instead…it was delicious!

    • I can’t believe you had a hail storm in CA??? Holy cow! And, I love that you substituted the yam for the parsnip! That’s the mark of good kitchen savvy: Make due with what you have available.

  • caloparr

    Gotta do this one tonight.great seasoning ideas! With a few changes like using escarole on place of collards. And beef instead of lamb.

  • Cheryl Ducat Wiedenfeld

    Thank you so much Andrea, my husband and I are both Type B, so Lamb is one of the meats that acts like medicine for us, I needed a stew recipie!

    • @cherylducatwiedenfeld:disqus – I love that lamb is like medicine for you!