• 3 Ratings

Break out your slow cooker and make this hands-off Lamb Meatball Stew for a delicious Mediterranean dinner all in one pot. Chickpeas add an even heartier texture to this lamb stew recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine the first six ingredients (through pepper). Add ground lamb; mix well. Shape into 1-inch meatballs.

  • In a 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add half of the meatballs; cook until browned, turning occasionally. Transfer meatballs to a 6-quart slow cooker. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining meatballs. Stir in the next seven ingredients (through coriander).

  • Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Turn off cooker. Stir in chard. Let stand, covered, 20 minutes. Top servings with yogurt, pomegranate seeds, and/or additional mint.

Want to use Spinach?

You may use fresh spinach in place of the Swiss chard or kale. If you do so, do not allow soup to stand for 20 minutes. Simply mix in and serve.


Prefer spinach? Swap spinach for the Swiss chard. Instead of letting the soup stand for 20 minutes, simply mix in and serve.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; 27 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat; 101 mg cholesterol; 756 mg sodium. 550 mg potassium; 29 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 28 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1965 IU vitamin a; 19 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 53 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 118 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;


3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0