Fall-off-the-bone, low carb goodness!
Lamb stew is hearty, thick and full of amazing nutrients! After visiting an amazing Greek Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, Elia, we were inspired to create a keto braised lamb recipe of our own! Taking a leaf out of the ancient Celtics’ cookbook, we used our dutch oven, which is similar to the cauldrons they used in the seventh century! Dutch ovens are extremely expensive, but for good reason! They are ideal for using on slow roasting recipes such as stews and casseroles. We invested in our dutch oven but there are several budget friendly options. It’s a piece of cookware that you will have for years; they’re made with such quality materials for the most difficult of recipes and can outlast many of your usual pots and pans. My mother has scary looking one all the way from Russia from about 20 years ago! And, of course, she still uses it today.
Braising is a form of cooking that utilizes dry and wet cooking. First, you sear the lamb in oil on a hot pan and then you submerge it to slow cook in broth and wine! This will ensure the outside of the meat is crispy and brown while the inside just falls off the bone. If you skip searing, you’ll still have a tasty lamb stew, but you’ll be missing the crisp outer shell that you get from searing it first.
To start, remember to always buy your meat from a reliable source! Check out our Filet Mignon recipe for some more info on meats and different cuts! Make sure to add dry red wine to the broth – it really adds a deeper flavor. Using dry wine as opposed to sweet wine will help ensure less sugar content and a more natural wine product. The driest red wines include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot; the driest whites are Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino. For this recipe, we used our favorite Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodbridge.
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Consider making some home-made tzaziki sauce too! It’s a refreshing pairing to the hearty lamb stew!
Let’s make some braised lamb stew!
- 2 lbs leg of lamb
- 1 onion
- 3 carrots
- 1 bulb garlic
- 1 tomato
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup bone broth
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Put your dutch oven on a high flame to warm up. The dutch oven is made of a very thick material and takes longer to warm up that your regular pot or pan. Give it about 5-10 minutes before putting anything in there.
- While your dutch oven is heating, take your legs of lamb and rub them with olive oil, salt and pepper. When the dutch oven is hot, put the lamb legs in and let them get nice and brown on each side (flipping once).
- While your legs are browning, chop up your veggies very roughly. This is a chunky stew if there ever was one!
- When both sides of the lamb legs are brown, set them aside on a plate and throw in your veggies. Let them cook until the onions become translucent and they start to take some of the browning that was left behind by the lamb you just took off.
- When the veggies are tender, pour in your bone broth and wine and add the rosemary. As the mixture heats up a bit, start to gently scrape some of the browning that was left behind and incorporate it into your broth. Tasty stuff can't go to waste!
- Submerge your resting lamb legs into the mixture and... you can pretty much take a break for about 4 hours! Clean your house, work out, have a snack... you want to let this lamb really simmer on a low flame for as long as you can. The longer you let it simmer, the softer it'll be.
- While you're waiting, consider making some home-made tzaziki sauce! It's the perfect, fresh and cooling, Greek pairing to a zesty lamb stew!
- After about 3-4 hours, you should notice the lamb becoming very soft in your broth. Remove the meat from the broth carefully (if it's as soft as it should be, using a fork will break it all apart. Try using a spatula or tongs at least).
- Place the lamb on a plate and scoop up some veggies. Pour some of that tasty broth on too! Pair it with some tzatziki sauce and dig in!
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Where does the tomato go?
In step 4: throw in your veggies. 🙂
i just made this for dinner using lamb chops. It was SO GOOD my toddler had seconds. Will be making again for sure!
Slow cooker maybe?