Slow-Cooker Turkish Lamb & Vegetable Stew

October 1998, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Layers of fresh Mediterranean vegetables, seasoned with an abundance of bay, garlic and oregano, meld with tender lamb into a luscious harvest-time supper. Serve the stew with rice or warm whole-wheat pita.

"I was skeptical about those 6 bay leaves, but wowie! What a great and easy dish! A real keeper - I bought lamb to freeze just so I can make it whenever. "
Slow-Cooker Turkish Lamb & Vegetable Stew

9 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Turkish Lamb & Vegetable Stew


Nutrition Bonus: Iron (40% daily value), Potassium (37% dv), Iron (15% dv).
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My Girl Scout troop made this to have at our World Thinking Day event. We served small amounts in tiny cups with pita chips (to act as spoons). It was hard to find lamb in our small town, so I ended up buying ground lamb stew meat. It came out great. We actually ran out, as those who liked it came back for seconds! If you can't find lamb, you can easily substitute beef stew meat or even hamburger. The prep time is worth the effort, as the flavor is great!

Tastes great, easy to make, savory

This recipe is wonderful, I added beef consume and red Lambrusco and it turned out great! I forgot to add salt and pepper in between layers. Would not change anything else, no cons really but prep is a lot of work, it took me a good 30-45 min.

Very tasty, added some red wine and beef consume
A crock pot favorite

This recipe involves slightly more prep work than your typical crock pot stew, but the time and effort is worth the results. Meat cooks up wonderfully, and is very tender with lots of flavor. My only recommendation is to add slightly more liquid (either water or broth) to avoid burning in your crock pot.

Healthy, Flavorful, Tender, Reheats well
Simple and Yummy

We just tried this for dinner tonight and it's going into our regular rotation. The lamb comes out juicy and tender and the vegetables cook together nicely. You don't need rice or bread with this because the potatoes and eggplant provide enough starchiness.

easy to make, nice mix of lamb and veges

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