Lima Bean and Lamb Stew

Author: Canadian Living

There are a lot of spices in this stew, but don't be alarmed. Together they offer a taste right out of North Africa, where the traditional spice blend, ras el hanout, can combine up to 50 different spices. Serve over couscous or rice.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2009

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless legs of lamb
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch each of ground cloves
  • 1 cup bean cooking liquid or water
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 lemon rind
  • 3 cups cooked large lima beans
  • 1/2 cup quartered green olive
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method

Trim fat off lamb; cut meat into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. In Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over high heat; brown lamb, in batches. Transfer to plate and set aside. Pour off any fat from pan.

Heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook onions and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Stir in salt, cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, saffron, cayenne and cloves; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Stir in bean cooking liquid, scraping up browned bits. Return lamb and any juices to pan. Add tomatoes, breaking up with spoon, tomato paste and lemon rind; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lamb is tender, 1 hour.

Stir in lima beans and olives; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in parsley; cook for 1 minute.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 513 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 376.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 93 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 42.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 45.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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