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Caribbean Spiced Lamb Stew

This Caribbean lamb stew is a rich, hearty, spicy one pot meal that you'll want to smother all over a bowl of hot rice. The active prep time for this recipe is minimal!
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time15 hrs
Course: Lamb
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: lamb stew
Servings: 10
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Sarah


  • 4 pounds goat or lamb shank (1.8kg, cut into 2-3 inch chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 onions (thinly sliced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 6 ounces tomato paste (170g)
  • 3 cups beef stock (700 ml)
  • 2 cups chicken stock (475 ml)
  • 3 medium potatoes (cut into chunks)
  • 5 medium carrots (cut into chunks)
  • steamed rice (to serve)
  • a handful of chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Put the meat in a large bowl, and toss with all the spices and salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • After the meat has had a chance to marinate, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven and sear the meat in batches until browned. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside on a plate. Add the onions, garlic, and tomato paste and fry until the onions are softened.
  • Add the meat back to the pot, along with the beef stock and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer. Cover and transfer to the oven for 2 hours.
  • Remove the pot from the oven and stir in the carrots and potatoes. Transfer back to the oven and cook uncovered for another 45 minutes, until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Serve over steamed rice and garnish with cilantro.


Nutrition info for stew only, without rice.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5605IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 5.3mg