Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from a friend. It's got a great blend of flavors! Tastes great with rice or cous-cous.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the lamb in oil and remove from pan.
  2. Sauté the onion, shallot (if using), and celery until soft and starting to brown.
  3. Add the wine, browned meat, carrots, sweet potatoes, and the cinnamon stick.
  4. Bring to a simmer, adding water if necessary.
  5. After about 20 minutes, remove the cinnamon stick and add spices, bay leaves, and if using, the almonds and cherries.
  6. Simmer until meat is tender and sweet potatoes are soft.
Most Helpful

This needs a whole lot of spice added to give it more flavour. A "dash" is not enough...possibly 1 tbls of spice!!! Sorry.

Wendy's Kitchen July 30, 2006