Lamb with red wine and chorizo

Tender pieces of lamb with the wonderful pairing of wine and chorizo makes for a wonderfully warming meal
Lamb with red wine and chorizo
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 450-675 g lean lamb shoulder, leg or neck fillet, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp plain flour seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g chorizo, or spicy paprika sausage, skinned and cut into large chunks
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 300 ml good lamb stock
  • 150 ml good red wine
  • 1 x 410g can black-eye peas or butter beans, drained
  • Small bunch of flat-leaf parsley

Method

1. Toss the lamb in the seasoned flour.

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan on a moderate heat. Cook the lamb and chorizo in batches for 3-4 minutes until brown. Transfer to a large ovenproof casserole dish.

3. In the same frying pan cook the onions and garlic until soft. Spoon into the casserole dish with the stock and wine. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook on the hob or in a preheated oven at Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

4. 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the beans.

5. Garnish with the parsley and serve with seasonal vegetables and rice or potatoes.

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