Lamb stew with potatoes and okra


this is a greek style stew that cooks in a crock pot. easy to get going and then you toss it into a crock pot and wait

2lb boneless lamb stew meat
2lb small potatoes  quartered
1 medium onion diced
2 carrots diced
1 Lb fresh or frozen okra if using frozen use sliced okra. If using fresh cut each into 2 or 3 pieces
2 14.5 oz cans dices tomatoes
1 cup hot water
2 bay leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp olive oil

Toss the potatoes into the crock pot. If using frozen okra toss on top of the potatoes
sprinkle the lamb with salt and pepper
In a large saute pan heat the olive oil. add the lamb and saute until nicely browned.
add to the crock pot. sprinkle with the garlic powder and toss in the bay leaves and the frozen okra if using
in the same  saute pan saute the onion and carrots and fresh okra if using for 8 minutes .
add the diced tomatoes and heat until boiling scraping up all the brown bit in the pan. remove from heat and pour over meat and potatoes
add 1 cup of hot water
cook in the crock pot on high for 5 hours.
serve with rice
served 4-6


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