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Veal and artichoke stew with avgolemono

Recipe Information

Preparation Time30 Minutes
Cook Time1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Total Time2 Hours
Main IngredientVeal; Artichoke
CategoryMeat; Vegetables
MealLunch; Dinner
TypeMain Dish
Cook MethodBraising; Boiling
DietLow Calorie; Low Fat; Gluten Free; Heart Healthy; High Protein; High Fiber


  • Stew

    • 4 cups water, divided

    • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons), divided

    • 8 medium artichokes (about 10 ounces each)

    • 4 lemons, cut in half

    • 2 1/2 pounds veal round, trimmed and cut into 2-inch cubes

    • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onion

    • 1/2 cup dry white wine

    • 2 (15.75-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided

    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill

    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Avgolemono

    • 1 large egg

    • 5 tablespoons water, divided

    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

    • Lemon wedges (optional)


  • To prepare the stew:

    • In a large bowl, mix 3 cups of water and 1/3 cup lemon juice.

    • Cut off the stem of each artichoke approximately 1/2 to 1 inch from the base. Peel the stem. After removing and discarding the bottom and outer leaves, trim 2 inches from the top of the artichoke.

    • Cut the artichoke vertically into two pieces, and remove the thistle from the base. Any remaining leaves or dark green layer can be trimmed from the base of the artichoke halves. After rubbing the artichoke edges with a lemon half, place the artichokes halves into the large bowl that contains the lemon water.

    • On the stovetop, heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place the veal into the oven and brown on all sides, including the edges. Add the onions to the Dutch oven, and simmer until tender (approximately 5 minutes).

    • Pour one can of broth and the wine into the Dutch oven. When the liquid begins to boil, cover and reduce the heat. Allow the ingredients to simmer for 45 minutes.

    • While the veal cooks, remove the artichoke halves from the lemon water and transfer to a skillet. Add 1 cup water, 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup dill, one can of broth, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cover the pan and place over low heat. Allow the ingredients to simmer until the artichokes become soft (approximately 30 minutes).

    • Once the veal and artichoke halves have finished cooking, remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving dish to keep warm. Reserve the lemon juices in the skillet.

  • To prepare avgolemono:

    • In a medium bowl, mix the egg, 3 tablespoons water, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

    • Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl, then pour into the egg mixture.

    • Pour the egg mixture into the lemon juices reserved from the skillet. Add the liquids to a saucepan and bring to a boil. While whisking constantly, allow the egg mixture to cook for 5 minutes until thickened.

  • Pour the avgolemono over the veal and artichokes. Top with 1/4 cup dill, and drizzle with juice from lemon wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 294 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 137mg

  • Sodium: 573mg

  • Carbohydrate: 27g

  • Fiber: 10g

  • Protein: 36g

  • Iron: 45mg

  • Calcium: 128mg