Lamb Stew with New Potatoes

Photo: David Loftus

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Other: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 77mg
  • Calories: 542
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 133mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Protein: 43mg
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 719mg


  • 3 pounds lamb-stew meat, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 750-milliliter bottle full-bodied red wine, such as Côtes du Rhône
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 strips fresh lemon peel
  • Cucumber Yogurt
  • New Potatoes with Olives


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Pat the lamb dry with paper towels and place in a large bowl. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, oregano, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the flour mixture evenly over the lamb and toss well. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a heavy casserole over medium heat. Brown the lamb in batches, adding more oil as needed. When all the lamb is browned, remove it and set aside. Add the carrots, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Return the lamb to the casserole. Add the wine, bay leaves, and lemon peel. Bring to a simmer, cover, and place on bottom rack of oven. Cook until the lamb is very tender, about 2 hours. Serve with Cucumber Yogurt and New Potatoes with Olives.
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