Some friends are coming over on election night for dinner and, together, we will tune into the election results. What to serve? This dish must cover all possibilities … something that will either be celebratory in nature – or – so delicious that it will make the elections results palatable!
At first I was stirring towards a chicken dish, but as we head toward Thanksgiving, I thought let’s go easy on the ‘fowl.’ I dug into my files and remembered that my Arabic Lamb Stew is easy to make – an easy clean up – and a 5 Yum dish if ever there was one!
So – without further ado – from the 5 YUM Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens, I give to you -
Arabic Lamb Stew
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 lb. lamb stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper
2 cups organic chicken broth
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 15 oz. can stewed tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup basmati rice, rinsed
2 tablespoons baharat
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large pan over high heat
Sprinkle lamb with salt and pepper, not too much – not too little
Brown lamb in oil, stirring for about 8 minutes.
Place lamb in a bowl.
Reduce heat under pan to medium-high.
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil
Add yellow onion and1/4 cup broth, stirring for about 10 minutes.
Return meat to pan and sprinkle with baharat*.
Add rest of broth to pan.
Stir in tomatoes, rice and return to a boil.
While it is cooking …
… preheat oven to 375 degrees.
When preheated …
Spoon stew into a loaf pan, cover with foil and bake 1 hour.
Transfer the stew onto beautiful serving plate.
5 Yum – All-in-One Meal
*Baharat is a blend of allspice, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, cloves and sometimes cardamom, cumin and paprika. It is popular in the Middle East and Turkey. The Turkish version includes a bit of mint and savory. Try this tongue-tingling spice in your stews or pilafs!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
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