One pot Bacon Braised Lamb Stew! A paleo friendly Lamb stew full of wholesome vegetables and hearty flavor! Minimal ingredients and easy to make. Let’s just say the bacon and lamb combo together do wonders. Great for family dinners, freezer friendly, and whole 30 option.
Just letting you know this One pot Bacon Braised Lamb Stew recipe was originally created a few years ago. When life was SOO different. I retested, rephotographed, updated OUR LIFE happenings within the post.
I think you all would agree that stew is one of the best comfort foods, right? That and soup, especially this flu buster soup. But braised lamb stew would be my cozy stew of choice. And there is a reason for this. Like A BIG CORNY COTTER reason.
You see, Lamb stew is one of my husband’s favorite dishes! He’s from New Zealand and misses eating lamb on a regular basis! So whenever I make this, it reminds him of home. Which makes me happy because he’s happy. Ya know?
But here’s where I get corny and a little personal. Yes, I’m realizing you all would like me to be more personal.
Grab yourself a bowl and let’s chat.
Right now, at this very moment, my husband is very much jet lagged. He spent the last two and a half weeks visiting family and such in New Zealand. Let’s just say he needed a break from current some job dilemmas (again). PLus we are ALWAYS exploring ways to eventually MOVE there, so off he went. It’s all up in the air right now, and of course, nothing is concrete. It won’t be for another month, but still…. there is game plan to get back to New Zealand in 4-5 years. Life in the land of KIWI fruit and all things LORD OF THE RINGS. You know I had to go there.
Anyways, this past year took us for one heck of a ride. New career, new city, new state, new everything, new hardships (work, marriage, health, etc). But in all seriousness, our true identities were really shown through. We were a husband and wife team starting over. In all areas. On another (new) path. A path that was still quite unclear.
And as I mentioned in my January’s ONE THING post, life needed a REFOCUS! A focus on health, our marriage, and purposeful living.
So here I am today with a desire to nurture that one thing with lamb stew. Why? Because it reminds my husband that home is where we are, even if we can’t be in New Zealand.
Because it nurtures our bodies and souls (enter corniness) with real food. Whole 30 and paleo friendly food! Because through the whole bacon braising and lamb stewing process is like nurturing your senses. It helps you slow down and savor all the things. The smell of bacon tends to do that to me, you know… ponder life (end corniness).
Darn, I should have photographed a picture of us with our nose smelling the stew. Just kidding! But I digress. Keep looking at the stew.. ohh.. ahh, yum!
Back to my point…. while slow cooking (braising) this lamb stew, I rediscovered the wife who LOVES being a wife, and taking the time to actually BE one. Whether that be cooking a favorite meal or supporting ANY and ALL dreams and plans!Print
So here you go. Bacon Braised Paleo Lamb Stew. A stew to feed a hungry man or your clan. A stew that will nourish you and keep you warm.
Here’s what you need to make this “lamb stew for the soul.”
- Fresh veggies: Potatoes, celery, onion.
- Herbs like bay leaf & thyme.
- Uncured Bacon and lamb stew meat
- Chicken broth
- Pepper, Sea salt, and garlic.
- Optional white wine.
That’s about it! And trust me, it’s easier to make than it looks! So go stew away and make some good memories.
Oh and while you’re at it, make some egg free gluten free homemade buttermilk biscuits and serve this for St. Patrick Day! It will bring you extra luck. Just sayin…
I might have gone overboard on the corniness.. but hey, we all need a big hug sometimes, right?!
What’s your go to comfort meal or stew?