Lamb Stew

When the temperature drops, a slow-simmering lamb stew makes a warm, comforting meal. Try these easy recipes for Basque, Irish, or barley versions of lamb stew -- and see how quickly people come to the table.

See Popular Lamb Stew Recipes

Lamb Tagine with Green Olives and Lemon

Food & Wine

When making most stews, cooks typically brown the meat before braising it; here, Ethan Stowell skips that step, which simplifies the Moroccan recipe and gives the lamb a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth texture. The dish is vibrantly flavored with ginger, cumin, coriander, olives, and lemon; the broth is delicious over couscous.

Total: 2 hrs 45 mins

Lamb Rogan Josh

Food & Wine

Vikram Sunderam relies on plenty of spices, like cardamom, cloves, and cumin, to flavor this succulent lamb stew (the name translates roughly into "red lamb"). Use Madras curry powder, a spice blend, in place of the individual spices.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Lamb and Bean Ragout over Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens

Try ragout, a thick, seasoned stew, served over pasta for a satisfying dinner.

Total: 3 hrs 25 mins

Lamb and Bean Ragout

Better Homes and Gardens

This saucy lamb-and-vegetable stir-fry has all the flavors of French stew, but is ready in 30 minutes.

Irish Stew

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Lentil and Lamb Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Lamb, carrots and celery lend their flavors to the lentils for this low-fat soup recipe.

Luck of the Irish Stew

Midwest Living

Nothing is more Irish than rich, flavorful, Irish stew full of carrots, potatoes, and lamb. Don't wait until St. Patrick's Day dinner to make this dish.

Country Bean Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

A trio of meats--lamb, Italian sausage, and ham--make this tomato and bean stew filling and satisfying.

Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Winter vegetables such as butternut squash, parsnips, and sweet potatoes make this lamb dish extra hearty.

Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew

EatingWell

Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was inspired by ingredients commonly used in the south of France: figs, green olives and herbes de Provence. To shorten the cooking time, we use ground lamb instead of lamb stew meat. Serve with toasted focaccia and a tossed salad.

Total: 45 mins

Oven Lamb Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

This easy recipe bakes in the oven, freeing you to tend to other matters. A dollop of tangy yogurt enhances the mellow flavor of the stew.

Irish Stew with Mint Sour Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

This famous lamb-and-potato stew topped with a dollop of mint sour cream fortified the Irish immigrants of Boston and was adopted by New England as its own.

Worldly Lamb Stews

Spring lamb is the meat of the season. And one of the best expressions of boldy flavored meat is the tender lamb stew, with a world of variations. So we put together an international blend of recipes that's sure to delight the taste buds of any stew lover, from a classic Irish stew to a French ragout to a fragrant and warming Middle Eastern combo.

Irish Lamb Stew

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.

Total: 8 hrs 30 mins

Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew for Two

EatingWell

Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was inspired by flavors from the south of France: figs, green olives and herbes de Provence. To shorten the cooking time, we use ground lamb.

Total: 40 mins

French Country Soup

Better Homes and Gardens
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