Main Meal Recipes > Mutton Haricot

This recipe is part of the February 2006 Recipes Menu

Starter - Leeks Nicoise
Main Course - Mutton Haricot
Dessert - Almond Pancakes with Fruit Coulis

How to make mutton haricot:
Mutton is becoming a more popular than it has been for a while and this hearty stew really makes the most of the meat. Mutton is available at good butchers, who will chopped it up for you if asked.


2 cups mutton (use best end of neck, leg or shoulder) chopped into small pieces
2 tablespoons lard
1 pint water or stock
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup haricot beans
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon flour
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Soak haricot beans overnight in cold water.
- Heat the lard in a saucepan and fry sliced onions and pieces of meat for a few minutes.
- Stir in the flour and cook gently for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time.
- Add the carrots, seasoning and haricot beans well drained.
- Simmer gently for about 2 hours.
- Place the sliced potatoes on top of the mutton stew adding a good pinch of seasoning.
- Cook for a further 25 minutes until potatoes are tender.
- To dish up, lift sliced potatoes, carefully from the stew, put on a hot plate and pour haricot mutton on top.