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Goat and Butternut Squash Stew

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a tasty, spicy dish for a cold fall or winter evening and can be a good way to introduce goat to people who think they don't like goat. If you're not a fan of a long saute process, it can also be prepared in a slow cooker. Serve over rice."
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2 h 5 m servings 473
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Mix cumin, coriander, ginger, sweet paprika, smoked sweet paprika, smoked hot paprika, and chile powder together in a bowl.
  2. Rub goat shank with about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until melted and shimmering. Cook goat shank in hot oil until browned as completely as you can get it, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove shank to a bowl, reserving oil in the skillet.
  4. Reduce heat under the skillet to low. Cook and stir onion in the retained oil until soft, 7 to 10 minutes. Add butternut squash and garlic; cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the cumin mixture over the squash mixture; cook and stir 1 minute more.
  5. Stir tomatoes, water, cinnamon stick, and saffron into the squash mixture; return goat shank to the Dutch oven, bring the liquid to a simmer, and cook until the goat meat is tender and falling from the bone, 90 minutes to 2 hours.
  6. Remove shank from Dutch oven to a cutting board. Strip meat from the bone and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard bone. Stir meat into the squash mixture, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the meat is reheated, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 473 calories; 14 24.8 60.8 159 499 Full nutrition

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Tasted delicious (I did forget to add the cinnamon and saffron until it was already eaten up, but I think it would taste great either way)! I used 1 lb of boneless cubed goat meat and made this ...

I used goat in chunks with bones instead of a whole shank, simmered 1hr30min. It was delicious! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!

Delicious and easy to make. Great recipe, was my first time cooking with a lot of these spices but was very happy I did. You can definitely add chili flakes or similar to give it a little mo...