Lamp Stew With Spaghetti Squash

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Rosemary, parsley and mint have subtle flavors that won't overpower the delicate taste of the lamb but can stand up to the earthy portobello mushroom sauce.
Chrystal & Amir
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  • Serves 4
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  • prep time: 20 minutes
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  • cook time: 2 hours
  • 3 lbs. lamb shoulder, cut into 2 in.-thick pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • ½ Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Bertolli® Classico™ Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup dry red wine OR beef broth
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 jar Bertolli® Vineyard Premium Collections Portobello Mushroom with Merlot Sauce
  • 1 large spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine lamb, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat.

3. Melt butter with 1 tablespoon Olive Oil in 5-quart saucepot over medium-high heat and brown lamb, in batches, about 2 minutes. Remove lamb from saucepot; set aside.

4. Cook onion, carrots and garlic in same saucepot, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in wine, broth and Sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat. Return lamb to saucepot, then reduce heat and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 2 hours or until lamb is tender.

5. Meanwhile, brush squash with remaining Olive Oil, then arrange cut-side down on baking sheet. Bake 45 minutes or until squash is tender. Gently scrape squash to pull apart spaghetti-like strands with fork. Combine squash, rosemary, parsley and mint in medium bowl. Arrange spaghetti squash on platter, then top with lamb stew.