Lamb stew has long been known as Irish penicillin.  It consists of a rich stew full of potatoes, leeks and carrots.  In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together.  To keep it healthy make sure to trim the lamb of any visible fat before you cook it.

 

Irish Lamb Stew

  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 3/4 pounds white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large leeks, white part only, halved, washed and thinly sliced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Directions

Combine lamb, potatoes, leeks, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine.  Put the lid on and cook on low until the lamb is fork-tender, about 8 hours. Stir in parsley before serving.

 

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