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Lamb braise with barley.
Braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables.

Karen Martini's braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables is a great Sunday night dinner. It's her go-to dish when she doesn't have much time and needs to throw something together. It's pretty quick to prepare but will need an hour and a half in the oven.

During the week, keep things simple with a stir fry of tempeh, steamed salmon with ginger or a creamy chicken and mushroom pot pie - it gives a pastry fix without messing around with a base.

And if you're in the mood for comfort food, Bill Granger shares a recipe for a spicy sausage bake with sweet potato. It'll be on the table in under an hour.

 

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MONDAY: A simple tempeh stir-fry

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  • Easy

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  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

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  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

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  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

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  • Easy

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  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Karen Martini's braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables.

SUNDAY: This lamb stew needs time in the oven but is simple to throw together

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (29)