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African lamb, vegetable and peanut stew

12
10
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 hr 10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Friends and family will go nuts for this hearty West African dish that offers an intoxicating mix of spicy, tangy and sweet flavours.

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 tbs

Diced lean lamb leg

450 g

Red onion

2 medium, thinly sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Fresh ginger

2 tsp, finely grated

Ground coriander

2 tsp

Pepper

¼ tsp, (cayenne)

Dry lentils

½ cup(s), (100g), red, rinsed and drained

Chicken stock

2½ cup(s), (625ml), reduced-salt

Tomato(es)

500 g, vine ripened, chopped

Orange sweet potato (kumara)

400 g, (kumara), chopped

Green beans

200 g

Peanuts, without skin, roasted, unsalted

40 g, (2 tbs), chopped

Fresh coriander

½ cup(s), leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat half the oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook lamb, turning, in batches, for 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, ginger, ground coriander and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  3. Return lamb to pan with lentils, stock and tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1½ hours. Add sweet potato and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave beans until just tender. Drain. Top lamb mixture with peanuts and fresh coriander. Serve with beans.

Notes

TIPS: To toast peanuts, toss in a small non-stick pan over high heat for 3-4 minutes or until golden.Suitable to freeze (without peanuts or fresh coriander) for up to 3 months.