Spicy Lamb Stew

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  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless lamb shoulder or stewing lamb
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Directions

    Trim fat from lamb; cut into bite-size pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then toss with flour. In Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add floured lamb pieces and chopped onion; cook until lamb is browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour, until lamb is tender. Serve over hot cooked rice, grits or polenta, couscous, or serve with hot buttered noodles or potatoes. Serves 4.

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