Lamb Stew

lamb stew

This is the winning recipe from our first ‘Great Cooking Well Cook Off’. A warming lamb stew cooked in a pressure cooker for 25 minutes. Ideal for that cold winters day!


  • 5-8 leeks
  • 6 medium sized onions
  • 12 medium sized carrots
  • 8-10 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 heads of celery
  • 1/2 cup of split red lentils
  • Thyme
  • Large tin of chickpeas
  • 950g of diced lamb or 6-7 centre loin lamb chops


  • Dice the celery and place in the pressure cooker first.
  • Add lamb
  • Chop the potatoes and onions into quarters and add
  • Chop the carrots into both small 1/4 inch and larger 1 inch pieces and add
  • Add one 5-6 cloves of garlic without the ckin
  • Add half teacup of split red lentils
  • Add a full packet of thyme
  • Add one large tin of chick peas
  • Add one and one quarter litres of water and cook

When finished cooking, see if there is too much liquid in the pot. If this is the case, drain off the excess into a cup for later use. Use a potato masher to mash the cooked meat and vegetables together. Be careful not to pulp the vegetables. There should be a range of pieces of the vegetables and meat remaining after mashing.

This is an idea dish for freezing. When cold, put portions of stew into a Zip Loc bags and freeze. (Use a flat pastry in your freezer to rest the bags on).

The above ingredients will make 6 medium portions.

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