Lamb and Green Bean Stew

    2 hours

    This is Greek stew that my mom always made while I was growing up and has now been handed down to my children. Enjoy!

    59 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 3 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1 1/2 kg boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 5cm pieces
    • 250g diced tomatoes or tomato puree
    • 3 cups (750ml) hot water
    • 1 kg fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion and celery until golden. Stir in lamb, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in tomato sauce and water. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 1 hour.
    2. Stir in green beans. Season with parsley, mint, oregano, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Continue cooking until beans are tender.

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    This stew is absolutely delicious! Great flavors, wonderful spices. Did not change anything except used 2 cans of green beans, since I did not have fresh on hand. This is a good recipe if you are following a low-carb eating plan, too.  -  02 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love lamb and am always looking for new recipes. This one is so easy and is really delicious. I couldn't find dried mint, so I used Greek seasoning which has dried mint in it. Try it! You'll love it!  -  09 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used to make this a lot and had forgotten about it. Very good flavor and so easy! If you have mint growing in your garden in the summer this would be a good reason to dry some for the winter! My family loved this. Thanks for sharing.  -  10 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)