Mountain Honey Lamb with Prunes

You can buy ghee for this recipe, or use clarified butter. Serve this with warm, fresh pita bread.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 5 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp. ghee
  • 2 lbs. boneless lamb, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. blanched almonds
  • 2 lbs. small potatoes, peeled and boiled until tender

Directions

  • Spray a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with nonstick olive oil spray.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the lamb and onion for about 10 minutes, until the meat is lightly browned. Place lamb and onion mixture in slow cooker.
  • Add dates, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, honey, and water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Half an hour before serving, add the lemon zest and remaining ghee. Top with almonds and serve with potatoes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp. ghee
  • 2 lbs. boneless lamb, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. blanched almonds
  • 2 lbs. small potatoes, peeled and boiled until tender

Directions

  • Spray a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with nonstick olive oil spray.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the lamb and onion for about 10 minutes, until the meat is lightly browned. Place lamb and onion mixture in slow cooker.
  • Add dates, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, honey, and water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Half an hour before serving, add the lemon zest and remaining ghee. Top with almonds and serve with potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories740
Total Fat45g
Saturated Fat23g
Cholesterol125mg
Sodium290mg
Total Carbohydrate56g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars8g
Protein31g