Curried Lamb and Sweet Potato Stew

Curried Lamb and Sweet Potato Stew

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Cook time: 1 Hour, 2 Minutes
  • Prep time: 40 Minutes


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 8 3/4 cups)
  • 4 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


Preheat oven to 450°.

Combine sweet potato, 2 teaspoons oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray; toss to coat. Spread into a single layer. Bake at 450° for 40 minutes or until tender and edges begin to blacken.

Sprinkle lamb with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and curry powder; toss well to coat evenly. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add half of lamb; cook 6 to 7 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove lamb from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with 1/2 teaspoon oil and remaining half of lamb. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add onion, garlic, and 1/2 cup broth; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Place half of roasted sweet potatoes and remaining broth in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Add pureed mixture to onion mixture in pan. Stir in remaining half of roasted sweet potatoes, lamb, half-and-half, and ground red pepper, and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 385
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Protein: 21.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.4g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
  • Iron: 3.0mg
  • Sodium: 640mg
  • Calories from fat: 20%
  • Fiber: 6.6g
  • Calcium: 152mg

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