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Light Irish Lamb Stew

Healthy Recipes 1 min read

So... I don't think we celebrate St Patrick's day here in RSA. Here's how I know: It's already gone past and you didn't even notice!

Well, what the Irish definitely did get right is their food! So to get you cooking the perfect meal to celebrate this Irish holiday we got the perfect recipe for you. A hearty light Irish lamb stew deliciously braised in a flavorful Guinness-spiked broth with some veggies in the mix. - Mouthwatering right? And absolutely perfect for this cold weather!

It gets even better. - Did you know that this meal actually tastes better the next day. So get your Irish-on! Dress up in green, cook up a storm and eat the leftovers tomorrow!

Yield: Eight servings


8 slices Louis Rich turkey bacon
3 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed of visible fat and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup water
2 cups lower-sodium beef broth (or use regular)
1 teaspoon white sugar
4 cups diced carrots (about 4 carrots)
1 large onion, cut into bite-size pieces
2 medium potatoes with skin, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup white wine


  • Sauté turkey bacon slices in large nonstick skillet or frying pan until cooked, then crumble into small pieces.
  • Put lamb, salt, pepper, and flour in a large mixing bowl and toss to coat meat evenly. Coat bottom of a large, nonstick skillet or frying pan with 1 tablespoon canola oil, and brown meat over medium-high heat on all sides (5-7 minutes). If you want to fry the meat in two batches, coat the pan each time with 1/2 tablespoon of the oil.
  • Put browned meat into a stockpot. Add another tablespoon of canola oil to the frying pan and sauté the garlic and yellow onion until onion begins to become golden.
  • Deglaze the frying pan with 1/2 cup water. Add the garlic-onion mixture to the stockpot with bacon pieces, beef broth, and sugar. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pot and simmer covered for 30-35 minutes (until veggies are tender)


  • Calories 402
  • Protein 39.5 g
  • Carbohydrates 23 g
  • Dietary fiber 3.1 g
  • Fat1 5.3 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 129 mg
  • Sodium 468 mg
  • Calories from Fat 34%
  • Sugars 5.3 g
  • Calcium 68.9 mg
  • Iron 3.7 mg
  • Potassium 800 mg
  • Vitamin A 10700 IU

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Source:Credit: Recipe by The WebMD