German Lamb in Sour Cream (Crock Pot) (Aka Treasure Trove #1)

Total Time
11hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 11 hrs

A few days ago I discovered a long-lost treasure trove of recipes I had copied while in Dallas & sent to Iceland for safe keeping. The effort was forgotten over time in the excitement of coming here & DH hid them so safely that it was nearly 4 yrs b4 I found them & realized what they were. In my pre-RZ cooking phase, I used 3 main recipe sources. My best guess is this may have been a Food Network recipe & I will be guessing w/ea I enter. This is treasure trove #1 & was chosen because I love lamb, German fare & using my crock pot often. Enjoy! (# of servings & times have been estimated)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown lamb cubes in oil in a large skillet & drain well of any oil.
  2. Combine the 1st measure of flour w/the salt, dill seed, caraway seed & rosemary. Toss the lamb cubes in the mixture to coat thoroughly. Place the lamb cubes in a lightly oiled crock pot.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except the 2nd measure of flour, water & sour cream.
  4. Cover & cook on Low for 10-12 hours. Turn to High 30 min before you intend to serve.
  5. Combine the 2nd measure of flour w/water. Stir into the crock pot, cover & cook till thickened. Stir in sour cream.
  6. Serving Suggestion: Serve over hot buttered noodles & garnish w/additional sour cream.


Most Helpful

This was absolutely amazing! The meat was so tender, it would just melt in your mouth!!! A "keeper" for sure! Thank you for sharing such a smashing recipe! XO LA :-)

L.A. Stewart September 17, 2010

Used ground lamb since I got some on sale the week prior (yeah yummy sales) Turned them into lamb meatballs. 1/2 the recipe for 2 and served over mashed potatoes. Yum Yum !! Made for ZWT 6.

Tarteausucre May 25, 2010

This was truly delicious, and smelled heavenly! It was all I could do to keep from sneaking tastes throughout the day as it cooked. I made a couple of minor changes- first, I deglazed the skillet with hot water, then used that as part of the liquid. Second, I added the flour as well as the meat in step 2 to the crock, so there was no need for the flour and water mixture in step five. I served the sour cream separately at the table for each person to use as needed, but the stew was so good as is, that no one wanted any. Lastly, I only needed to cook this for 8 hours, as the lamb was falling apart tender at that point. Made for ZWT6.

IngridH May 24, 2010

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a