Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cooking: Lamb, Cabbage, and Jalapeno Stew

This is a Turkish recipe I came across while looking for lamb stew recipes. (Adapted from Classical Turkish Cooking: Traditional Turkish Food for the American Kitchen.)

I decided to give it a try, it was good. It's on my "repeat" list! One word of caution: it is spicy, so if you like food on the milder side, cut back on the crushed red pepper and jalapenos.

  • 1 lb lamb stew meat
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups beef stock or broth
  • 1 cabbage, shredded
  • 4 jalapenos, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute lamb in butter for 10 minutes.

2. Add onions, cook 5 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes, paprika, and crushed red pepper. Cook for another couple minutes.
4. Add 1 cup beef stock, salt & pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

5. Add cabbage and jalapenos. Cover and cook for 5 minutes to wilt the cabbage a bit.
6. Add remaining 1 cup beef stock, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.


Not the prettiest dish in the world, but it was yummy!


  1. It's hard to photograph food. I'm not usually a fan of cabbage, but this looks like something I could eat. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I love food blogs.

    I also remember when you were asking for name suggestions for your blog on the BEE and I'm super excited to see that you are up and running. I'm a vegetarian so I won't be trying this one but it sounds delish ;D

  3. wow! this looks delicious! I found your blog on the December blog post and am following now. I am looking forward to reading more and trying out your recipes :-)