Lamb Stew with Green Onions

posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2009

I've been loving lamb specially lamb stews because they're easy to make and they make my entire house smell good.

I am chronically anemic. It's a real drag and I've been taking iron supplements for years now.  I eat meat but for some reason my body just doesn't absorb all the iron that I need. Any suggestion?

Anyway, I've been trying to eat healthier meats and I think lamb has become my new favorite. The thing about lamb is that they (the huge-o food indurty folks) haven't figured out a way to feed lamb grains and plump them up in inhumane ways so for now all lambs are grass fed. I get my lamb at Costco because it's inexpensive, compared to other places, and the quality is just as good.

If you haven't tried lamb yet or if you're unsure how to cook it I suggest making this stew because all you need to do is throw everything in the crock-pot and it's easy to make variations to this recipe adding ingredients that you like. I made this a couple nights ago after taking care of 2 kids solo all day. So I just added 2 of everything that I had in my fridge. This is what happens when I'm exhausted and can't think complicated things like measurements beyond 2. This is also when I bust out my crock-pot.

Lamb Stew with Green Onions

  • 2lbs lamb chopped into cubes
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 large green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • seasonings (use what you like. I used salt, pepper, and ground sumac)
throw everything in the crock-pot and cook on low for 6 hours. Stir after 3 hours just to get some of the juices from the bottom to the top. Serve warm with rice.



  1. This looks so yummy! Have you tried cooking in cast iron pans? Some of the iron leaches into the food and is supposed to prevent anemia. I love my cast iron! Look for some at thrift stores.


  2. I love the color. How'd you do the background?
    I do feel a little guilty about the little lamb-ies, even if I like how they taste.
    Even if they do get to eat grass.

  3. Elizabeth- I do use my cast iron a lot too. I use the crockpot at night though when I can go to sleep and not worry about it burning

    Mighty-the background is card stock paper. You know, all the ones I have for scarpbooking but actually never scrapbook?

    you eat other meats right?

  4. That looks sooooo good, I have always wanted to cook with lamb, I think you have inspired me.

  5. Thanks Mark
    coming from a photographer that I highly respect I feel flattered that you like how it looks


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