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26 Tempting Lamb Stew Recipes for the Whole Family

These lamb stew recipes have been collected from all over the internet, and each one of them is my favorite – I’m sure you’ll find something to suit your taste!

Whether you’re looking for a classic recipe to warm up a cold winter day, a more exotic dish to surprise your guests, or something that is both comforting and healthy, these recipes have got you covered.

From hearty stews to lighter versions, you’ll find something delicious to make with lamb. I’ve tried them all, so I can attest to their deliciousness!

Read Also: Lamb Stew Wine Pairing – The Best Wines for Lamb Stews

Easy Moroccan Lamb Stew

So pick one of these 26 recipes, and enjoy a warm, comforting bowl of goodness.

1. Classic Lamb Stew

This classic stew is a timeless favorite that the whole family will love.

It’s easy to prepare, and all it takes is a handful of ingredients, plus some patience while the flavors build in your saucepan.

The combination of meats and vegetables creates this deliciousness all on its own – no need for extra spices or condiments (but feel free to sprinkle on some).

A few lumps of butter round things out with an extra helping of richness

I guarantee that after one bite you’ll be hooked!

Enjoy your cozy comfort warmly by the fire.

2. Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Nothing says home-cooked comfort like a delicious, slow-cooker lamb stew.

This warming, ragout-style stew has basically everything: Meaty lamb chunks spiced with rosemary, sweet carrots, and peas for crunch, mushrooms, and potatoes to fulfill that umami craving.

Toss in red wine or beef broth for some added flavor – whichever you prefer!

And finish it off by stirring in the Worcestershire sauce at the end – game changer.

Pour it over some noodles or mashed potatoes, top with herbs of your choice (parsley’s always nice), and enjoy the cozy goodness all winter long!

3. Irish Lamb Stew

If you’re looking for a delicious and complex dish to impress your family, look no further than Irish Lamb Stew.

It may have a few components but it all comes together like magic.

The combination of ingredients creates an array of savory flavors that will keep your taste buds singing!

This aromatic stew starts with bacon and lamb which is slow-cooked in red wine and beef broth.

Alongside these robust flavors are veggies such as mushrooms, celery, carrots, garlic, potatoes, and peas.

And don’t forget the rosemary for some floral goodness.

Serve this comforting classic up with mashed potatoes or homemade bread – it tastes even better the second day… if there are any leftovers!

4. Moroccan Lamb Stew

Warm up this winter with a scrumptious Moroccan dish.

This hearty stew is comfort food, spiced up!

It’s exotic enough to take you on an adventure, but it’s so simple that even a beginner can whip it up in no time.

The combination of spices gives the dish its unique flavor.

The sweetness from the Turkish apricots and raisins complement the savory notes really beautifully – not only do they look pretty, but your taste buds will thank you for them!

Serve over steamed couscous or quinoa for an amazing meal with some texture contrast.

5. Icelandic Lamb Stew

This Icelandic stew is packed with a warming flavor and surprisingly easy to put together – it will be ready in an hour or less!

The tender pieces of lamb are combined with onion, carrot, celery, garlic, peas, and herbs.

  1. Simmer in water and olive oil until the veggies are soft and fragrant and the beef melts in your mouth.
  2. Sprinkle with white vinegar to add a bit of zing – delish!
  3. Serve it with some crusty bread for dipping into that delicious broth – sit back, relax and savor every spoonful!

6. Moroccan Lamb Tagine With Apricots

This traditional Moroccan lamb is full of flavor, flavor, and flavor.

Every spoonful of this stew confers a new dimension to your taste buds – sweet, smoky, nutty, and tangy all in one mouthful.

Plus its vivid orange hue will certainly bring life to your dinner table! Who said comfort food can’t be beautiful?

It’s no surprise that tagine recipes are centuries old; the combination of intensely fragrant spices works surprisingly well with apricots and juicy lamb. All that’s left after cooking up a storm is a handful of nuts and herbs for garnishing!

Serve it over some fluffy couscous for extra satisfaction or mix it into some mashed potatoes. It’s yours to explore!

Read Also: Lamb Tagine Wine Pairing – The Best Wines For Lamb Tagines

7. Lebanese Fasolia

Fasolia is a stunningly delicious Lebanese stew that is both hearty and satisfying.

With its base of onions, garlic, and flavorful spices like cumin and cinnamon, it’s no wonder this dish has captivated foodies all over the world.

The combination of buttery cannellini beans and succulent diced lamb can also be found in many traditional Mediterranean dishes known as frik — which sometimes include shredded meat instead of lamb for an added layer of flavor.

This easy-to-make classic showcases lots of interesting flavors easily achieved from pantry staples plus some fresh parsley to finish off the rustic look. It’s sure to keep your taste buds begging for more!

8. Youvetsi

Welcome to youvetsi – a traditional Greek stew that takes centerstage during special occasions.

At its core, it’s a savory combination of lamb, tomatoes, and spices simmered for hours until tender.

Then orzo pasta is added towards the end for some delightful texture.

Thanks to the bold flavors of red wine, paprika, and nutmeg, this super hearty dish delivers an irresistible punch! It’s sure to keep your taste buds guessing with each bite.

Find yourself in an extravagant food coma after several forkfuls (or spoonfuls) – this stuff isn’t called “super comfort food” for nothing.

Topped with feta cheese and fresh parsley? Now it’s party time!

9. Basque Lamb Stew

The stew is a magical blend of tender lamb, delicious aromatics, and bold flavors.

It’s hearty, savory, and absolutely perfect for cold evenings.

  1. First off all the star ingredients – lamb shoulder, garlic cloves, tomato, and red bell peppers are simmered in wine stock until they’re meltingly tender.
  2. Then a splash of white wine helps to elevate its flavor profile even more. Spices like oregano and cayenne pepper add some heat to it while coriander lends an herby freshness that balances everything out beautifully.
  3. Lastly, we add bay leaf which is essential as it gives a pleasant subtle fragrance to the stew!

Make sure your spoon is ready because this lamb stew will make you come back for seconds… Guaranteed!

10. Persian Lamb Stew

This Persian stew is one of the best.

It’s a classic combination of tender lamb, fragrant rice, sweet cranberries, creamy walnuts, and warming spices that will bring you to your knees!

Plus there’s something about the way pomegranate molasses and honey play off each other that just can’t be beaten.

The trick with any great stew is getting those wonderful flavors to blend together – which this recipe does in spades!

You’ll sauté your aromatics until golden then add everything else into the mix for maximum flavor (the cinnamon stick optional!) before letting it simmer away.

Finally, you’ll cook up an incredibly aromatic turmeric-infused basmati rice to spoon overtop.

Garnish with mint or parsley and voila: Persian heaven on your plate!

11. Denningvleis

This hearty South African stew is the perfect midwinter meal.

Denningvleis (meaning “stew” in Afrikaans) offers up some delicious, warming flavors that your family will love.

The star ingredients are brown sugar and tamarind paste, which add a hint of sweetness to the savory dish.

Cloves, nutmeg, and allspice also make their rounds – think fall spices on autumnal steroids!

Forget one pot – this recipe calls for two pans.

You start off with a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed skillet; after an hour in there you move over to a covered baking dish set at 350°F.

A kitchen full of drool-worthy aromas awaits!

12. French Lamb Stew With Fennel, Carrots, and Peas (Navarin)

From the fields of Provence comes this hearty stew, full of winter vegetables and herbs and cooked in a delicious broth.

It’s easy to prepare and the addition of tarragon makes it truly special.

The lamb is fall-apart tender, served with small potatoes, peas, carrots, fennel, and onions all cooked together in a flavorful vermouth sauce.

Trust me; your kitchen will start to smell amazing!

Make sure you serve it with some fresh crusty bread for an extra tasty experience.

13. Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew

This spicy Ethiopian recipe is one of the most flavorful dishes you’ll ever try.

The bold blend of Berbere spices and red wine creates a depth of flavor that will have your taste buds singing!

  1. Start off by sautéing onions, garlic, and tomatoes in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Then add the cubed lamb with salt to taste and cook until lightly browned (about 10-15 minutes).
  3. Stir in water or broth, red wine, and Berbere spice blend.
  4. Simmer covered over low heat until tender (about 20 minutes) or simmer on the stovetop in a slow cooker mashing occasionally until tender (up to 1 – 2 hours).
  5. Once cooked through it’s ready to be devoured – get ready for a delicious spicy treat!

14. Lebanese Lamb Stew with Eggplant

This classic Lebanese dish is hearty and delicious – the perfect comfort food!

It’s a great way to make a meal out of leftovers, so don’t be afraid to get creative with what you have on hand.

Make sure to try it out next time you’re looking for an easy-to-make yet flavorful meal.

The combination of rich flavors from the spices, tomatoes, and eggplant creates a rich broth that simmers low and slow for lasting flavor.

Feel free to add other vegetables for extra nutrition!

Then top with freshly chopped parsley for freshness – yum!

15. Khashlama

This traditional Armenian stew is full of flavor and incredibly comforting.

The secret ingredient?


Allowing the meat to cook slowly in an aromatic medley of onions, herbs, tomatoes, potatoes, and red wine infuses this dish with a deeply rich and complex taste – delicious!

The best part is that the components are few but hearty: bone-in lamb, potatoes (lots!), juicy tomatoes, some fresh parsley for color and fragrance, plus salt to enhance all the flavors.

Plus just enough water and wine so everything cooks through evenly without drying out or sticking to your pot.

This warm hug in a bowl will delight even the pickiest eaters at your table!

16. Chakapuli Georgian Lamb & Tarragon Stew

For the perfect mix of deep flavors and comfort, you can’t beat chakapuli.

This classic Georgian stew is made with tender lamb, unripe cherries, garlic, tarragon, white wine, and tangy Tkemali sauce (a condiment made from sour plums).

It might sound like an odd combination at first glance but trust me – it works wonders.

The flavor of chakapuli is best described as a cozy blend of meaty richness and tart brightness – rustic yet lively.

17. Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

Dive into this warm, comforting Middle Eastern meal.

Rich with a mix of spices – including garam masala, cayenne pepper, and poppy seeds – the flavor is simply heavenly.

For the best texture and results, use freshly ground lamb in your recipe.

Grill it over high heat for added smokiness before adding it to the stew pot.

Sour cream is an important ingredient for creamy goodness that beautifully compliments all the flavors; add it at the end of cooking time in order to preserve its vividness and color.

If you love herbs as much as I do – top each bowl generously with chopped fresh cilantro!

18. West African Lamb Stew

This meal will transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise of flavor and spice.

The combination of savory spices, rich tomato sauce, aromatic ginger, and veg produce a flavorful dish with hints of cumin, allspice, garlic, onion, and chili flakes.

It’s just the right amount of heat that doesn’t overwhelm but tantalizes your tongue!

Plus it only takes 50 minutes to cook!

Between preparing the ingredients and enjoying every delicious bite, let this stew bring an international flair to your dinner table – no passport required!

19. Instant Pot Lamb Stew in Red Wine

This recipe is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter day.

Slow-cooked flavor meets tender, succulent lamb cubes in a flavorful sauce that’s rich without being overly heavy.

A generous dose of garlic and ginger ensures every bite packs some serious punch – you won’t need extra seasoning!

I mean, just look at how gorgeous it looks…

But don’t let its good looks be deceiving: this hearty stew requires only 10 minutes of active cooking time and tastes like something you cooked all day long!

A quick sear for the meat before pressure cooking makes all the difference, so try to caramelize those pieces for optimal flavor intensity.

You can serve it with your favorite sides or keep it simple with just some crusty bread – either way, enjoy!

20. Moroccan Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew

Winter meals can be a challenge for even the best home chef, but this cozy Morrocan stew is perfect for cold-weather nights.

It’s made with stewed lamb and butternut squash in a fragrant broth flavored with garlic, ginger, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes.

A hint of coriander lends an earthy note to each bite.

This slow-simmered dish comes together quickly and easily – just load up your pot with all ingredients, then let it simmer until the meat and squash are both tender enough to melt in your mouth.

Top it off with a sprinkle of parsley or cilantro before you dig in!

21. Instant Pot Lamb and Mushroom Stew

Words cannot describe how good this Instant Pot lamb and mushroom stew is.

This dish brings together succulent lamb shanks, fresh vegetables including mushrooms and tomatoes, parsley for a bright pop of flavor, as well as green olives to make it extra magical.

For an even deeper flavor profile, add some tomato paste and chicken broth.

All in all, you’ve got one complete package here!

I recommend slow-cooking the meat until it’s tender and falling off the bone before stirring in any other ingredients – that way you’re guaranteed maximum yumminess with every bite.

22. Coconut Lamb Curry (Paleo, Whole30)

Experience the unique flavors of this coconut-based Indian lamb curry for a tasty, wholesome meal you’ll make again and again.

This Paleo and Whole30-approved dish combine succulent Australian grass-fed lamb with classic eastern spices like fennel, garam masala, turmeric, and ghee.

Feel free to dial up or down the heat – add more red chili to your taste.

Once simmering away in creamy coconut milk on low heat for twenty minutes (or more), anything is possible!

Add lots of green vegetables like spinach and mushrooms if desired.

To finish it off a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice brings all the flavors alive.

23. Irish Stout Lamb Stew

24. Easy Moroccan Ground Lamb Stew

This hearty Moroccan-inspired lamb stew is the perfect way to turn your weekly meal into a stellar one.

Is it easy to make? Yes!

Is it incredibly flavorful? Double yes!

This dish starts with lean ground lamb, which you’ll sauté with garlic, onion, and cumin before simmering in an aromatic tomato sauce with cinnamon sticks and garbanzo beans.

Once you bring the stew to a boil, turmeric and allspice add another layer of intense flavor.

And don’t forget the apricots – they balance out the savory elements perfectly.

The final touch is fresh cilantro, lemon zest, and some paprika for heat.

25. Lamb Stifado

This classic stew starts with a mix of aromatics including garlic, cumin, rosemary, and cloves.

That’s what gives the sauce its characteristic flavor

Once cooked low and slow in olive oil then combined with red wine, cherry tomatoes, and beef stock your house will smell divine.

And all that gorgeous aroma is sealed in when adding pickling onions -don’t forget them!

The end result? Richly braised tender lamb pieces served over mashed potatoes or vegetables.

Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe it!

26. Instant Pot Moroccan Lamb Stew With Potatoes

This cozy, hearty stew is all things warm and comforting.

And with it cooked in an Instant Pot, it’s made with minimal effort!

The flavors are amazing in this stew – a perfect balance of cinnamon spice and the sweetness of apricots blend perfectly into the rich tomato broth, making for a unique Moroccan-inspired dish that your family will love.

Add potatoes for some delicious chunkiness, as well as peas or any other green vegetables you have on hand.

Top it off with a generous helping of fresh herbs and citrusy olive oil for extra flavor, and voila – dinner’s served!

Easy Moroccan Lamb Stew

26 Lamb Stew Recipes for the Whole Family

If you're looking for a hearty, flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy, then look no further than these 26 delicious lamb stew recipes. I've compiled a range of dishes to suit every taste, from slow-cooked comfort stews to more adventurous options featuring unique ingredients and spices. Each recipe is easy to follow, and I've included cooking tips and ideas to help you customize your stew to make it truly unique.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek, Moroccan
Servings 4 people
Calories 650 kcal


  • Classic Lamb Stew
  • Slow Cooker Lamb Stew
  • Irish Lamb Stew
  • Moroccan Lamb Stew
  • Icelandic Lamb Stew
  • Moroccan Lamb Tagine With Apricots
  • Lebanese Fasolia
  • Youvetsi
  • Basque Lamb Stew
  • Persian Lamb Stew
  • Denningvleis
  • Navarin
  • Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew
  • Lebanese Lamb Stew with Eggplant
  • Khashlama
  • Chakapuli Georgian Lamb & Tarragon Stew
  • Middle Eastern Lamb Stew
  • West African Lamb Stew
  • Instant Pot Lamb Stew in Red Wine
  • Moroccan Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew
  • Instant Pot Lamb and Mushroom Stew
  • Coconut Lamb Curry (Paleo, Whole30)
  • Irish Stout Lamb Stew
  • Easy Moroccan Ground Lamb Stew
  • Lamb Stifado
  • Instant Pot Moroccan Lamb Stew With Potatoes


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less on average!