Lamb’s neck. Tastier than it sounds. As cheap and you would imagine.
I recently bought five lamb neck chops (500g) for $2.80, so I halved the recipe and all up it cost under $5.
Which is pretty cheap.
Not only is this recipe inexpensive, it is so easy to cook in the slow cooker and it is also one of my favourite stews.
Cook it on the bone and the meat just falls off the bone after hours of cooking and you get all that good marrow and gelatin from the bones.
Sere it with a side of greens or some mashed potato or crusty bread.
- 1 kg lamb neck chops
- 2 carrot, roughly cut
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 litre of stock
- 1 bouquet garni
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 5 small potatoes, roughly chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley to garnish
- Brown lamb chops quickly, a couple at a time, in a pan with a little hot oil. Place in the slow cooker.
- Reduce the heat and lightly brown the onion and carrots. Sprinkle flour over onion and cook for a minute stirring, then add the tomato paste and cook stirring for a further minute to take off the raw tomato taste.
- Add enough stock to make a sauce and to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Pour the onion mixture into the slow cooker.
- Add enough stock to cover the lamb chops, then add the crushed garlic and bouquet garni and give everything a good stir.
- Cook on high for two hours before adding the potatoes and turning the cooker to low. Continue cooking for six hours or until vegetables are cooked through.
- At this point, you can remove the bones if you like, and chop up the meat. The bones are mostly large and easy to remove and the meat tends to just fall off them. Season to taste and serve with steamed greens and a sprinkling of chopped parsley.
- Alternatively, throw the potatoes in at the beginning of the cooking time and cook on low for eight hours or until tender (or you are ready).
There may be small bones left in the stew, so take care when feeding to children as the bones can be a choking hazard.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 709Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 56g
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