Red Cooked Lamb With Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

The fragant mix of scallions, garlic and spieces in this recipe, could warm you to the soles of your feet. Perfect wintertime dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over high heat. Add oil and heat until hot. Add scallions, garlic, ginger, cinnamon sticks, chile paste and aniseed; stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add soy sauce rice wine and sugar. Pour in 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add lamb and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover, and simmer until the lamb is just tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Add sweet potatoes and continue to cook, partially cover, until they are tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the ginger and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Lightly mix in spinach. Cover and cooked until spinach has wilted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Ladle into soup plates and serve.


Most Helpful

OH yes, very good winter stew idea! This is a warming dish, and I am surprised that no one has made this before and reviewed it. It is a really good recipe, easy to make, it smells really nice while cooking!! It does warm you up,making this great for when cold weather moves in. I followed directions completely, except I did not have any anise. I don't think I will make any changes to this and I will be making it again. Thank you for posting! Pac-Fall07

Thymestudio September 26, 2007

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