Lamb or Venison Navarin

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“I found this in a magazine about 40 years ago and have been making it ever since. It makes a ton, but freezes well and is perfect for just the two of us or for a dinner party. I make it with lamb or with venison if I have some.It is just great to have in the freezer.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil and butter.
  2. Brown meat in batches and transfer to a large dutch oven.
  3. Add onion to pan and cook 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Sprinkle with flour, salt and pepper, mixing well.
  6. Add wine and bring to boiling.
  7. Stir until all brown bits are dissolved.
  8. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, parsley stems, bay leaf and thyme.
  9. Bring to a boil and pour over meat.
  10. Cover and simmer for 1 hour 15 minutes or until tender.
  11. Discard parsley stems and bay leaf.
  12. Add vegetables, heat through and sprinkle with parsley to serve.
  13. TO FREEZE: Follow recipe but do not add peas, carrots, canned onions or chopped parsley.
  14. Freeze in a large foiled lined pan (or two smaller ones).
  15. TO SERVE: Unwrap and place into baking dish to thaw.
  16. Bake at 350 degrees about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  17. Add vegetables and bake for another 20 minutes or until heated through.
  18. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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