Mexican Lamb Stew

mexican and lamb stew

Mexican Lamb Stew

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To make coriander rice, simply heat 30 ml (2 tbsp) corn oil in a large frying pan and gently cook 1 finely chopped onion for about 8 minutes or until soft but not brown. Stir in enough cooked, long grain rice for four and stir gently over a very moderate heat until heated through. Sprinkle over 30 - 45 ml (2 - 3 tbsp) chopped fresh coriander and stir in thoroughly.
Servings: 4
Calories: 463


  • 3 dried ancho chillies
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno chilli seeded and chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 lb tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 oz seedless raisins
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 lb boneless lamb cut into 5 cm (2 in) cubes
  • 8 floz lamb stock or water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • a few sprigs of fresh coriander to garnish
  • coriander rice to serve


  • Remove the stems, shake out the seeds and tear the pods into pieces, then put them into a bowl. Pour in enough warm water to just cover. Leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and saute the jalapeno chilli together with the onion and garlic until
  • the onion is tender.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until the mixture is thick and well blended. Stir in the raisins, ground cinnamon and cloves, and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Transfer the mixture to a flameproof casserole.
  • Tip the ancho chillies and their soaking water into a food processor and process to a smooth puree. Add the chilli puree to the tomato mixture in the casserole.
  • Add the lamb cubes to the casserole, stir to mix and pour in enough of the lamb stock or water to
  • just cover the meat.
  • Bring to a simmer, then cover the casserole and cook over a low heat for about 2 hours or until the lamb is tender. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with coriander rice.
Calories: 463 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Protein: 49 g
Fat: 19g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 147 mg
Sodium: 245 mg
Potassium: 1195 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 1305 IU
Vitamin C: 71 mg
Calcium: 52 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Ingredients Boneless Lamb, Lamb
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