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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 361kcal
Author Erren Hart of Erren's Kitchen


  • 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 optional


  • Season the lamb with salt & pepper and coat with the flour.
  • 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).
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onions to the same pan and cook until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add the carrots and celery and cook for another few minutes.  Coat with the tomato paste and cook an additional minute.
  • 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.
  • Return the lamb to the pan. Stir in the tomatoes and stock.  Add the parsley and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cover and simmer on the lowest heat for 1-½ hours.
  • If using, Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook according to the package instructions.
  • Serve the stew on top of the pasta & sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.


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


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3495IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.1mg