Gluten Free Basque Lamb Stew!


It’s been a little snowy outside for the past week so I figured I would share a Basque Lamb Stew Recipe that I tried this past weekend to warm your stomachs!  Good news too: it’s gluten free and delicious!


  • 3 1/2 lbs. lamb shoulder, cut into 2 inch piece
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 3 canned roasted red bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 large ripe tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 4-6 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup dry, full-bodied red wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (If it’s gluten free make sure that this stock is either home made or gluten free)


  • Marinade the lamb for 2-3 hours with 3 garlic cloves, rosemary, and white wine.
  • Drain the meat and pat dry with paper towels
  • Mince the remaining 3 garlic cloves and set aside
  • Heat Olive Oil in a heavy large pan with a lid over medium-high heat
  • Brown the meat in batches making sure to brown all sides of the meat (takes about 10 minutes per batch)
  • After browning all the meat, put all the meat back in the pan
  • Add onions, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste, and cook, scraping browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon, until the onions are soft (about 5 minutes)
  • Stir in paprika, add roasted peppers, tomatoes, parsley, bay leaf, and red wine.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until juices in pot reduce and thicken slightly (about 10-15 minutes)
  • Add chicken stock, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat is very tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Adjust seasonings.

This recipe should serve 4-6 people.

Enjoy it and tell me what you think!

I got this recipe from here.

About Chris Tse

I’m a scientist turned owner of Blitz Conditioning, a Fitness Columnist at CBC Radio on Thursdays at 8:20 am, and owner of Tse Social Strategy. Follow me on Twitter or Read my full bio.

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