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Sweet Falling-off-the-Bone Lamb and Lentil Stew

Has garnered compliments from a friend's mother! Pressure cooked, this recipe is quite fast and not hard to prepare. Lamb shanks are inexpensive and this is a variation on a pot stew I saw a Brazillian woman make, but with a Morrocan twist.


  • 3 lamb shanks

  • 1 cup brown lentils

  • 2 cans tomatoes

  • 4 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 1 carrot, diced

  • 1 brown onion, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 1.

    Lightly brown the onion, garlic and carrots in oil in pressure cooker.

  • 2.

    Add in the rest of the ingredients*, stir to distribute evenly and pressure cook for about 30-40 minutes.


Good with mash potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed pumpkin, cous cous, over brown rice, or even wholewheat pasta spirals.

*You can also add 2 large potatoes in with the original ingredients into the pressure cooker instead, for convenience.

Mixing legumes and pulses with meat ( eg. lentils with lamb) is a good way to add vegetable protein to your diet and also cuts down on food bills.

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