Chanfana

Chanfana

Empty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Chanfana is a traditional Portuguese farmer’s recipe for a lamb stew that becomes incredibly tender and flavorful after brinerating (a mix of marinating and brining) with wine and vegetables. Next time you’re in the mood for stew, try this recipe…

Chanfana is a traditional Portuguese farmer’s recipe for a lamb stew that becomes incredibly tender and flavorful after brinerating (a mix of marinating and brining) with wine and vegetables. Next time you’re in the mood for stew, try this recipe instead of your standard beef stew. We think you’ll enjoy it! Serve with seasonal greens and potatoes.

Ingredients

Prep Time

15 min

Total Time

3.25 hrs

Yield

Serves 6-8 adults
  • 4 lbs LGCM Lamb Stew Meat
  • 1 Yellow Onion ( cut into large slices)
  • 1 head Garlic ( cut into small pieces)
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley
  • 2 bottle Cabernet ( or similar dry red wine)
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  • 1

    In a large Dutch Oven, place a quarter of the sliced onion and chopped garlic on the bottom and then put a layer of lamb pieces on top of the vegetables.

  • 2

    Season the layer of lamb with 1 tsp. of sweet paprika, 1 tbsp. kosher salt, and 1 tsp. of Black Pepper.

  • 3

    Repeat steps 1 & 2 until all of the lamb is used and place any remaining vegetables on top of the last layer of lamb. Once you’ve used all the lamb, add wine to the pot until all of the lamb is covered. Cover pot and let sit in refrigerator for 4 hours.

  • 4

    After marinating, remove from the oven and pour olive oil on top of the mix and add parsley and bay leaves. Cover with lid again.

  • 5

    Cook for 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 400°F and then reduce heat to 325°F and cook for an additional 2 hours and 15 minutes.

  • 6

    Remove from oven and serve lamb stew with your choice of seasonal greens and potatoes. Use the remaining liquid as a flavorful gravy. Enjoy!


Get more great recipes at lakegenevacountrymeats.com

Recommended Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cab is king, and for good reason! This grape produces big, full bodied red wines that are a go to for many people. You can find good examples at many price points from $10 to $1,000!


Top Regions:

  • Bordeaux, France
  • Napa, California
  • Chile

Pairs great with:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous with a pan seared steak or a roasted prime rib
 

Malbec

Malbec

Malbec originated in France but is now best known as Argentina's signature grape. It produces wines that are velvety smooth with rich fruit flavors.


Top Regions:

  • Mendoza, Argentina
  • Cahors, France

Pairs great with:

  • Malbec loves steak and steak loves Malbec. Bonus points if you serve with chimichurri!
 

Reviews

Have you made this recipe? Log in and share your thoughts! Not a member? Sign in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google!
Please log in to submit reviews. Not a member? Sign in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google!