Barley and Lamb Stew

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by sa_randall

This is an awesome, unique lamb stew that was originally created by Alton Brown. You may substitute the barley grits for barley flakes. You may also substitute the lamb with lamb leg (just remember to trim the leg before cutting and cooking it!) I posted this in order to find out the nutritional info.

Top Review by JustJanS

I made a half recipe of this following the recipe exactly apart from adding in some peas to make it a one pot dinner. It was sensational thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, toss the lamb with the salt, pepper and flour.
  2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a 4 to 5-quart Dutch oven set over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add half of the lamb, and brown on all sides, approximately 7 to 8 minutes total.
  3. Remove the lamb to a bowl and repeat with the remaining oil and lamb.
  4. Remove the second batch of lamb to the bowl and add the carrots to the pot. Saute the carrots for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Return all of the lamb to the pot along with the grits and stir to combine.
  6. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  7. Once boiling, decrease the heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the lamb and grits are tender.
  8. Five minutes before the stew is finished, add the oregano. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as desired. Serve in bowls.

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