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This is one of my favorite recipes for lamb stew with potatoes, cumin, and cilantro. The pieces of lamb are braised in beer for extra flavor.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 40 mins
30 mins
2 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine vegetable oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Add cubed lamb and marinate for about 30 minutes.

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brown meat on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove meat and set aside. Reduce heat, add onion, and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Return cooked lamb to skillet. Mix in beer and cilantro. Season with bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Cover skillet and simmer over low heat for about 1 hour. Add potatoes, cover, and cook over low heat until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, adding water or broth if there is not enough liquid in the skillet.

Cook's Note:

You can also use lamb leg for this stew.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 62.7mg; sodium 97.1mg. Full Nutrition