RECIPE: Rich lamb stew

You can't go wrong with this amazing meal.

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This flavourful rich lamb stew recipe is the perfect Sunday lunch meal for the whole family.

By Ntwenhle Gcabashe

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours

Serves: 3–4

  • 5 cups lamb, boneless and cubed
  • 1 cup (250ml) stout
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3 cups (750ml) beef stock
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 kg baby potatoes
  • Cooked butter beans, for serving
  • Handful fresh coriander, for serving
  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan. Put in meat and brown for 5 minutes.
  2. Add onion and garlic and fry until soft.
  3. Add tomato paste and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Add stout, stock and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for 1½ hours or until meat is tender.
  5. Add potatoes and cook for another 15–20 minutes.
  6. Mix with butter beans and serve with fresh coriander.