Lamb Stew/Estofado De Cordero
- Heat large Dutch oven and add oil. When very hot add lamb, onion, garlic, celery, carrots. Mix together well and sauté for about 10 minutes, until lamb is browned.
- Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, white wine, and 1/2 cup traditional roux. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until lamb is tender 1.5 to 2 hours. Serve in bowl with crusty bread.
- Make Traditional Roux: Melt butter in small saucepan. Blend in flour with a whisk and stir over low heat until flour is browned. Add the beef stock, bring to a boil and whisk 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer another 30 minutes, continuing to stir.