This GAPS Lamb Stew is a much loved recipe by my family and friends.  So many people have requested this recipe that I decided to share it with all of you.

What I love about this recipe is that it is:

  1.  GAPS compliant
  2. Very easy to make
  3. The ingredients are easy to find
  4. You are able to swap out ingredients that you prefer eg. Lamb cubes, chops or beef instead of lamb shanks
  5. It is highly nutritious
  6. AND, it heals the GUT

How many more reasons do you need to make this recipe and to feed your family or loved one(s) a highly nutritious, gut healing meal?

For the homemade meat/chicken stock,  you can find the recipe here

If you’re looking for a good quality salt to use with your meals, try Redmond Sea Salt, which you can get here

You can also use real tomatoes or organic canned tomatoes if you can’t find passata, depending on where you are in the world.  Personally, I prefer a bottled tomato sauce over a canned one due to the BPA plastic lining in the tin cans.  Organic over regular tomatoes is also my preference, as you want the highest quality sauce as possible for your health and to enhance the flavour of the final dish.

As always, I would love your feedback if you have made this recipe – please let me know what you think.

GAPS Lamb Stew

An easy, nutritious and tasty stew for any occasion

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee, Tallow or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion large, chopped
  • 1 Carrot large, chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic crushed
  • 4 Lamb Shanks grass fed
  • 1 Bottle Organic Tomato Passata
  • 1 Tsp Salt Sea or Himalayan Pink
  • 1 Tsp Cumin ground
  • 1 Tsp Coriander ground
  • 1 Tsp Rosemary dried or fresh
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder optional
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper ground
  • 2 Cups Meat or Chicken stock Homemade or fresh (no cubes)
  1. Sauté garlic and chopped onion and chopped carrots in a saucepan with your oil of choice (mentioned above) and transfer to the slow cooker

  2. Add the lamb shanks to the pan and brown on all sides. Add to the slow cooker

  3. In the saucepan, add your passata sauce, cumin, coriander, rosemary, cinnamon, turmeric, salt and pepper. Add the meat or chicken stock and combine over a medium heat until it starts to simmer.

  4. Pour the tomato mixture over the lamb shanks in the slow cooker. Make sure the lamb shanks are submerged as much as possible.

  5. If you have a small slow cooker, you can halve this recipe.

  6. Turn your slow cooker onto the high setting and cook overnight (or the whole day if making this in the morning before work) for at least 8 hrs.

  7. The meat should fall off the bones when done. Serve with your choice of carb, depending on which foods you are currently consuming. For GAPS clients, you can have this stew with mashed pumpkin or butternut, cauliflower rice or ‘riced’ sautéed cabbage. If you’re not follow the GAPS protocol, you have have this with rice or mashed potato. It is delicious