5 from 5 votes

Italian Lamb Stew

An Italian braised lamb stew with thick, rich gravy – an ideal recipe for cheap cuts as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish.

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword comfort food, lamb, stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 361 kcal
Author Erren


  • 2 pounds Lamb stew meat cubed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 cups lamb stock or beef stock
  • 1 14.5oz can crushed tomatoes
  • A good handful fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • 1 pound pasta of your choice opitional


  1. Season the lamb with salt & pepper and coat with the flour.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the lamb and brown on all sides (I did this in two batches so not to crowd the pan).
  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the onions to the same pan and cook until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and cook another minute.

  5. Add the carrots and celery and cook for another few minutes.  Coat with the tomato paste and cook an additional minute.

  6. Add the wine and raise the heat to medium-high heat. Cook the wine until it reduces in half.  You can also scrape up and stir in anything that may have stuck to the bottom of the pan.

  7. Return the lamb to the pan. Stir in the tomatoes and stock.  Add the parsley and salt & pepper to taste.

  8. Cover and simmer on the lowest heat for 1-½ hours.

  9. If using, Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook according to the package instructions.

  10. Serve the stew on top of the pasta & sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Please note: As it's optional, the nutritional information does not include the pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Lamb Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 3495IU70%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.