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Perfect recipe for stew season

Perfect recipe for stew season

This hearty stew will feed the family and easily become your go to winter warmer. Let us know if you’ve tried it!


1kg boneless lamb shoulder, diced into 4cm cubes

Sea-salt akes and freshly ground black pepper, to season

1 Tbsp plain our

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

125ml white wine

125ml chicken stock

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

400g (about 6) baby chat potatoes, quartered

2 carrots, halved lengthways, cut into 3cm-long pieces

1 stalk celery, cut into 2cm-long pieces

1 brown onion, nely diced

3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled

5 sprigs oregano

5 sprigs thyme

250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

3⁄4 cup pitted green olives

1⁄2 cup frozen peas

1⁄4 cup at-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped

Crusty bread, to serve


  1. Put lamb in a large zip-lock bag and season. Add flour and shake well to coat.

  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add lamb and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until browned. Stir in wine, stock and vinegar, then bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half.

  3. Transfer to the bowl of a 5L slow cooker and place in appliance. Stir in potato, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, oregano and thyme. Cover with lid and cook on low setting for 8 hours.

  4. Stir in tomatoes, olives and peas. Increase setting to high and cook for 30 minutes or until peas are tender. Stir in parsley and season. Serve with crusty bread.

    Pressure cooker method

    In Step 3, put ingredients in the bowl of a pressure cooker. Cover with lid according to instruction manual and cook on high setting for 30 minutes, releasing valve according to instruction manual.

    In Step 4, stir in tomatoes, olives and peas and cook for a further 5 minutes, releasing valve according to instruction manual.

Images: Better Homes & Gardens

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