Basque Lamb Stew

A favorite comfort food dish:  Basque Lamb Stew

Yield: 6 Servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hrs

Basque Lamb Stew

This is a great, meaty stew with lamb as tender as can be...


3 1/2 pounds lamb shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces

3 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
1 sprig fresh rosemary
3/4 cup dry white wine

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large sweet Vidalia onion, peeled & chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
3 canned roasted red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 large ripe tomato, peeled, seeded & chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup good red wine
1/2 cup chicken broth


1. Combine lamb, 3 of the garlic cloves, rosemary and white wine in a large plastic zip bag. Let marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Drain and discard marinade. Pat lamb dry with paper towels.

2. Heat olive oil over medium- high heat in a large heavy, deep skillet with a lid. Brown meat on all sides, about 10 minutes (you may need to do a few batches). Return all meat to the skillet. Add onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, scraping the browned bits on the bottom of the pan, until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, bay leaf and red wine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer until juices reduce and begin to thicken (10-15 minutes).

3. Add chicken broth, cover, reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Lamb should be very tender. Taste to adjust for seasonings.


*If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, just be sure to use a brand of chicken broth that is designated as GF.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1/6th of the stew
Calories per serving: 344
Fat per serving: 18.5g
Saturated Fat per serving: 5.5g
Sugar per serving: 1.75g
Fiber per serving: 1.25g
Protein per serving: 32g
Cholesterol per serving: 110mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 6.75g

WW POINTS per serving (stew divided into 6 equal portions):
Points Plus Program: 8 Old Points Program: 8.5


One Response to “Basque Lamb Stew”

  1. postedJan 21, 2013 7:57 PM

    I have also enjoyed this recipe for some time now. I got it from Elise’s website, Simply Recipes. My family loves it when this is on the menu with a great crusty sourdough boule and salad.

    Hope your followers like it as much as my family and friends do!

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