Lamb Stew

This recipe is a delight, especially if it is prepared properly, the lamb stew that today we propose has an intense flavor, a delicious sauce and meat a texture that is easily broken in the mouth.

It is  one of the most common food that are prepare in Cuba and that usually passes from generation to generation, each one makes adaptations according to their taste, we propose this version, which is quite traditional, but with a personal touch.

We propose you the recipe, which is to suck your fingers.

Lamb stew recipe

lamb stew

We show you how to make a lamb stew (chilindrón).

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield1 Recipient
  • Energy417 cal


  • 2 pounds of lamb
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • • 2 onions
  • • 1 cup dry wine
  • • sprig of parsley
  • • ¾ cup tomato paste
  • • 1 big pepper
  • • salt to taste
  • • vegetable oil

How to make cuban lamb stew


If meat is not clean, the first thing we will do is to bone it, take it off the skin and cut it into pieces.


Wash it well and marinade it with the seasoning made of three crushed clove garlic, cumin, pepper, oregano, lemon, and vinegar and salt, we let it rest about 1 hour.


After that, in a fry pan with a bit of hot oil, we fry lightly the both side of the meat, just to stuff it, because it must keep juicy in its interior, we use the seasoning later.


When meat is fry lightly, we empty it into the Cook pressure while we make the sauce in the same fry pan , ( it is not necessary to use more oil, but if you desire more just add a little bite to avoid it keeps too greasy ).


For the sauce, we Brown two cloves garlic, onions, pepper, the parsley and the bay leaf, then we add tomato paste and the dry wine, we cook it for one more minute to a low heat.


Add it into the pressure cooker where the meat was, and then we stir it to get to mix with the sauce and cover it, to cook it for 20 or 25 minutes, all depend on the cook pressure, but this is time enough to get well tenderize.


It is served hot, as a main course, it is perfect to accompany with white rice, viands, salads.

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You can prepare the meat from the previous night, so it will penetrate more the marinade and softens more easily.

We like to add a couple of soy sauce drops to the meat sauce when it is being prepared, it gives it a unique flavor.

On the other hand, you can also add a pinch of goya seasoning that will give you more flavor and color.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 4 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories417
  • % Daily Value*

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