Jumbuck Stew

Jumbuck Stew Recipe

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Vickie Parks


This is a pretty basic recipe for Jumbuck Stew. 'Jumbuck' is an Australian term for male sheep, thereby providing an apt name for this hearty Aussie lamb stew. It produces a rich gravy, so many families prefer to serve this with mashed potatoes or rice to help sop up all that flavorful saucy gravy. It's a good dish to use up leftover vegetables, too (especially green beans, peas, carrots, corn, zucchini or even diced tomatoes).

For slow cooker: Prepare up to Step 3. Put everything in crock pot, cover, and cook 5 hours on low. Add pumpkin, cover and cook 2-3 hours or until lamb is done.


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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    lamb chops (about 2 1/4 pounds total), excess fat trimmed away
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 large
    onion, cut into thin rings
  • 1 1/22 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 cup
    beef stock or beef broth
  • ·
    optional - 1 cup of chopped vegetables such as carrots, green beans, peas, corn, zucchini, or even diced tomatoes

How to Make Jumbuck Stew


  1. With a fork, stir together the flour, salt, pepper, curry powder and ginger. Dredge lamb chops in the flour mixture.
  2. Melt half of the butter in a skillet. Add coated lamb chops and brown chops on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes each side. Remove chops to a plate and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining butter to skillet and saute onions in butter until soft, about 3 minutes. Return lamb to skillet.
  4. In a measuring cup, mix together the vinegar, Worcestershire, ketchup, brown sugar, and stock. Pour it over the lamb. Cover skillet, and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to simmer, and let simmer gently for 1 hour. Skim off any fat the floats to the surface.
  5. After cooking for 1 hour, add the pumpkin chunks (and any extra vegetables you might prefer to use). Cover skillet, and cook another 30 minutes or until the lamb and pumpkin are tender.

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About Jumbuck Stew

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: Australian
Dietary Needs: Low Carb

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