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Lamb Stew Provençal

No recipe image available.One bite and you'll know that this dish is a keeper. visitor, Ruth wrote to say, "A very tasty dish, will be making it again."

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds lamb stew meat
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (15-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained, juice reserved
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup red wine
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 carrots
2 celery ribs
1/2 cup uncooked rice
4 teaspoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in 4-quart, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; add lamb and brown on all sides. Remove and season with pepper.
  2. Add onion and garlic to the pan and sauté about 5 minutes to soften; drain.
  3. Return lamb to pot. Add reserved tomato liquid, broth, wine and rosemary. Cover tightly and simmer until the meat is tender, about 1½ hours. Remove meat from pan and set aside. Skim surface of mixture in pan to remove any excess fat.
  4. Meanwhile cut carrots and celery into thin strips; add to pan along with rice. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp, adding water if necessary.
  5. Return lamb to the pot along with the whole tomatoes, lemon juice and salt; cook until heated through. Garnish with chopped parsley to serve.

Makes 6 servings.