Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Dinner

This is my adaptation of a recipe in the February 09 issue of Martha Stewart Living. I don’t know what the heck “champvallon” means, but it’s French.

Lightly sprinkle 1 pound lamb stew meat with Adolf’s tenderizer.
Brown the meat well in a little oil in a Dutch oven. Remove from pot and set aside. Pour 1 cup beef stock into pot to deglaze. Add 2 thinly sliced medium white onions and 4 minced cloves garlic. Simmer 5 minutes or so until onion is limp. Return browned lamb to pot and add 3 cups beef stock and ½ Tablespoon dried rosemary. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice russet potatoes to measure 8 cups slices. Arrange half of the potato slices in an oblong 4 quart Corningware casserole, lightly greased. When lamb is done simmering, spoon the lamb and onions on top of potatoes. Pour half of the cooking liquid over. Arrange the rest of the potato slices in a layer on top of lamb. Pour on remaining cooking liquid. Salt and pepper to taste. Scatter a sprinkling of dried rosemary. Place in preheated 400 degree oven for one hour.

We had green bean cassserole on the side:
Green Bean Casserole
Stir together 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup milk. Stir in 3/4 cup French fried onions, 2 cans green beans, drained, and 3/4 cup shredded cheese. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes. Sprinkle 3/4 cup French fried onions over top and return to oven for 10 minutes.


Ralph said...

I never even of Champvallon before. The recipe looks tasty I'll give it a try.

Janell said...

Ralph, I had never heard of it either. I think it might work as well with beef or pork.