Lamb Stew

Stick with the classic, comforting Irish version or try a Persian or Moroccan variation and make one of those your new favorite lamb stew.

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Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Rating: 5 stars 12
Lamb and veggies come together in this warm and comforting stew. Let your slow cooker work its magic, while you spend your time doing other things.

Irish Lamb Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 596
Hearty and traditional Irish lamb stew. It's best to refrigerate the stew overnight, and reheat it the next day for eating. This soup 'ages' well!

Chef John's Irish Stew

Rating: 5 stars 114
Pay attention to the cut of lamb used in this recipe. I used lamb shoulder chops, which are a fantastic value, when you consider flavor, useable meat, and price. They will probably be the cheapest lamb at the store, have more flavor and richness than leg meat, and are cheaper than shanks and loins. It takes a while for the meat to braise and fall off the bone, but it's a wait rewarded with tender, succulent chucks of lamb.

Greek Lamb Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
This is a wonderful and easy stovetop preparation that is a hearty meal for the whole family. I often serve it over rice or orzo, with a nice tomato and cucumber salad and good bread. A simple, fresh, and delicious taste of the Greek Isles!

Mediterranean Lamb and Lentil Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
This light and delicious stew makes a perfect springtime meal, especially when served over rice pilaf. It's a favorite of my children.

Lamb Stew with Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This recipe is great made with either fresh or frozen green beans. If you use frozen use the French style beans. This is Greek stew that my mom always made while I was growing up and has now been handed down to my children. Enjoy!

Leftover Leg of Lamb Stew

This is my favorite way to use up leftover lamb! Serve with egg noodles, pearl couscous, rice, mashed potatoes, or all by itself in a bowl.

Algerian Couscous

Rating: 5 stars 3
This recipe is made with mutton and chicken, but you can easily change the meats for lamb and/or merguez. I make this often and my family loves it!

Make-Ahead Moroccan Lamb Stew

Rating: 5 stars 35
Inspired by the wonderful spices and flavors used in Moroccan cuisine, this wonderful stew is a hearty one-dish meal. We like to double the recipe and freeze one portion for later. You can also save time, by combining all of these Moroccan spices in bulk and having the mixture on hand to use in this stew recipe, as well as others, like lamb burgers, grilled salmon, and meat rubs. We typically serve the stew with warm bread and a salad.

Irish Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 134
Every Irish household has their own version of this famous dish-so here's mine. I like to add chunky pieces of parsnip for a little sweetness, and fresh rosemary gives it a distinct flavour and aroma. If you use a tougher cut of meat, you can leave it to simmer longer before adding the potatoes. Fantastic on a cold, blustery day-served with a pint of the black stuff, of course!

Irish-Style Lamb Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
Authentic Irish-style stew made with lamb, potatoes and carrots.

Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 157
A hearty stew made with winter vegetables. Definitely worth the time. Beef tips can be substituted for lamb.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Traditional Armenian Gomgush
Gomgush is a traditional brothy stew of Armenia. Fresh ingredients are very important and it is cooked it in an unwashed tonir (similar to a tandoor) that is kept in family. After many gomgush are made it will keep getting better and better!
Bamieh (Middle Eastern Okra Stew)
Rating: Unrated 17
A fabulous, flavor-filled recipe that's great for leftovers. Every Middle Eastern country has its own spin on this dish, but this one is predominantly the Yemeni version. Serve over basmati rice.
Eggplant and Lamb Stew
Rating: 4.5 stars 65

The Arabic name (which I can't remember) means 'It cooks itself.' Most Middle Eastern food is time-consuming to make; this name implies that the cook is embarrassed to serve something so simple. Best served over rice.