What is a gourmet lamb dish for people with diabetes?

This succulent lamb dish includes a rich sauce made of red wine, coffee, and garlic. The red wine gives the entrée its richness and a nutritional boost -- since it’s high in antioxidants, and may even help prevent heart disease.

Lamb Bourguignon


1 lb boneless leg of lamb
cooking spray
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup frozen white pearl onions, thawed
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
1-1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt


1. Trim fat from lamb. Flatten lamb by placing it between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap. Pound with meat mallet or rolling pin, flattening to 1/2" thickness. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
2. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add oil and heat over medium-high. Add lamb, cook 6 minutes or until browned on all sides.
3. Remove meat from skillet; set aside.
4. Add onions to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned and tender, stirring often. Add garlic, cook 30 seconds, stirring often. Remove from skillet and set aside.
5. Pour beef broth and wine into skillet; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 5 minutes.
6. Combine coffee, flour, tomato paste, salt, and pepper, stirring until smooth. Add to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened.
7. Add lamb and onion mixture, simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.
Makes 4 servings

Calories 241.4
Total Carbs 6.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Total Fat 7.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Unsaturated Fat 5.3 g
Potassium 565.2 mg
Protein 28.2 g
Sodium 251.1 mg

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