Lamb Stew with Feta over Buttery Noodles

I think crock-pots get a bad rap.  I think maybe people think of them as a cop out, but just like any appliance, there is a time and place for a crock-pot. I might not advise you to prepare a dinner for your husband’s boss in a crock-pot. (Do people even have their bosses over for dinner anymore? I think that might have been a 1950s thing. Anyway, you get the point.) Crock-pots are perfect for week night dinners. Especially, for dinners on the nights where you would have gotten take out.  Crock-pots make really good food! And while they are known for being perfect for winter, they are actually perfect for summer too. Why? Because when you use a crock-pot you don’t have to turn on your oven! 

This stew is tasty. Pour it over hot buttery noodles.

Lamb Stew with Feta over Buttery Noodles:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 jars tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 pound noodles, cooked

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add lamb. Cook until just brown. Add garlic, cinnamon, allspice, and vinegar.  Mix in with lamb using a wooden spatula. Remove from heat and pour contents of skillet into crock-pot. Add sweet potato, potato cubes, tomato sauce, and bay leaf. Cook on high for 5 hours.

Just prior to serving prepare noodles according to package directions. Top with butter. Serve stew over hot noodles. (Don’t forget to remove bay leaf!) Top with feta cheese.


6 Responses

  1. i wish i remembered to use my crockpot more often, this looks fantastic!!

  2. I really want to use my crockpot more often but for some reason not many recipes excite me… and when I finally do, food is often too dry and overcooked. I need to really get more creative though. I agree it’s the perfect appliance for a night you know you’ll be too busy/tired to cook a real dinner!

  3. Haha, I certainly do not have my boss over for dinner, but I do love lamb- especially with cinammon-spiced tomato sauce! Reminds mgr of my favorite Greek dish, lamb youvetsi.

  4. I don’t use my crockpot often enough. This looks wonderful! Thank you!

  5. Wow- this looks so awesome and complicated. I know that I can do it though! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’m making this tonight and using leftover boneless lamb chunks instead of ground lamb. I hope it works out but sure smells good right now.

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