Irish Lamb Stew
Recipe from EatingWell

Lamb stew is Irish penicillin: a rich stew full of potatoes, leeks and carrots that'll cure whatever ails you. In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together. To keep it healthy make sure to trim the lamb of any visible fat before you cook it.

Irish Lamb Stew

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Servings: 8
Yield: 8 servings, generous 1 cup each
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs 30 mins
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  • 2   pounds 
    boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 3/4  pounds 
    white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3   
    large leeks, white part only, halved, washed (see Tip) and thinly sliced
  • 3   
    large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3   
    celery, thinly sliced
  • 1  14  ounce can 
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2   teaspoons 
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1   teaspoon 
  • 1   teaspoon 
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4  cup 
    packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Combine lamb, potatoes, leeks, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Put the lid on and cook on low until the lamb is fork-tender, about 8 hours. Stir in parsley before serving.

Tip: To clean leeks, trim and discard green tops and white roots. Split leeks lengthwise and place in plenty of water. Swish the leeks in the water to release any sand or soil. Drain. Repeat until no grit remains.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 266, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 65, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 27, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 6754.04, vit. C (mg) 15.35, sodium (mg) 427, Potassium (mg) 803, iron (mg) 2.7, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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