Crockpot Spiced Lamb Stew is a delicious and healthy low fat recipe seasoned with cumin, orange, turmeric, and cardamom. It is a low fat, low calories, low carbohydrates, (1 Carb Choice), low sodium, Diabetic and a WeightWatchers (5) PointsPlus+ recipe. Crockpot Spiced Lamb Stew will be loved by your family and friends alike.
2 large oranges
5 medium size carrots, cut into 2 inch chunks
1-1/2 cups frozen pearl onions
4 large garlic cloves, sliced thin
4 meaty lamb shanks(about 4 lbs total)
(6 inches) stick cinnamon, broken into 1 inch pieces)
1-1/4 cups low sodium beef broth
1-1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp cold water
4 tsp corn starch
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata or other black olives, halved
1 tbsp snipped cilantro
1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from one of the oranges, avoiding picking up the white pith. Cut peel into thin strips (to yield about 1/4 cup). Squeeze juice from both oranges to make about 2/3 cup. Set aside.
2. In a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker combine carrots, onions and garlic. Add in the orange peel, lamb and stick cinnamon. In a small bowl stir together orange juice, beef broth, cardamom, cumin, turmeric and black pepper; pour over lamb in cooker.
3. Cover and cook on LOW 11 to 12 hours or HIGH 5-1/2 to 6 hours. Remove stick cinnamon.
4. For sauce pour cooking liquid into a glass measuring cup; skim off fat. Measure 1-1/2 cups of the cooking liquid. In a small saucepan stir together water and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in 1-1/2 cups cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Serve sauce with meat and vegetables. Sprinkle with olives and cilantro.
Yield: 6 Servings
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe.
WW PointsPlus+ = 5
Carb Choices: 1
1 Vegetable + 3-1/2 Meat (L)
Calories: 223, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat, 1g, Cholesterol, 85mg, Sugars 8g, Sodium 313mg, Carbohydrates 17g, Fiber 4g, Protein 28g
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