Lamb Bredie

RecipesAllDay welcomes you to savor the comforting flavors of Lamb Bredie. Our recipe captures the essence of this classic South African stew, featuring tender lamb, hearty vegetables, and a blend of aromatic spices that create a wholesome and satisfying meal.

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Hearty Lamb Bredie

Dive into the heartiness of our Hearty Lamb Bredie. This classic South African stew is a comforting medley of tender lamb, aromatic spices, and wholesome vegetables, creating a dish that's both satisfying and soul-warming.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main meal
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 196 kcal


  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 12 lamb forequater or chump chops not cutlets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 red onions finely chopped
  • 15 ripe tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 spring fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh peas


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C(356℉).
  • Mix the flour and dried rosemary with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Coat the lamb in mixture. Heat oil in a non-stick frypan over high heat and fry the lamb in batches for 2 minutes each side until browned.
  • In a large bowl, combine the onion and tomato, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Lay 6 of the lamb pieces in the bottom of a large, deep baking dish and top with half the tomato mixture. Sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of sugar and half the fresh rosemary. Repeat for the second layer.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 3-4 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.
  • When you are ready to serve, blanch the peas in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, then stir them through the lamb. Serve on a bed of mashed potato.


Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 939mgFiber: 8gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 2933IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
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