Recipe: Katniss Lamb and Dried Plum Stew for the Slow Cooker

My friends and I are having a Hunger Games Hype party in a couple weeks to geek out and get excited about the movie so I’ve started to test out recipes inspired by the book. We knew we needed to have the Lamb and Dried Plum Stew that Katniss gushes over so I set to work. Now I’m not a big stew person mostly because I think you tasted one you’ve tasted them all. Stews are usually just kind of there for me. That being said I actually really liked this one the musicmaker really really liked this one he had 3 servings haha. I did a adapted Fictional Food’s recipe which was adapted from Julia Child.


  • 1 lbs stew beef (I used beef since I’ve got a number of party goers that do not like Lamb plus I didn’t feel like hunting around for lamb)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 1/2 C water
  • handful of baby carrots (I used 8)
  • 1 potato peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cube beef bullion
  •  1/4 C water
  • 1 heaping TBS flour
  • 10 prunes
  • 1-2 sprigs rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste

What To Do

  1. Brown beef in oil on the stove (just to get color on the outside). Put in the crock pot.
  2. Add carrots, onions, garlic and potatoes to the crock pot. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  3. Add 1 1/2 C water to the pot you browned the beef in. Heat and add bullion. Scrap browned bits left from browning the meat. Turn off heat.
  4. Add tomato paste and stir. Pour into the crock pot.
  5. Cook on high for 3-5 hours (I did about 5 hours total). The last hour or two mix the flour with 1/4 C water and stir into the cooking mixture also add the prunes and rosemary.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste (I just added a tiny bit of salt)
  7. Serve over wild rice. Makes about 4 average servings.

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I hope you like it. Oh also my good friend Heidi who comments here regularly has finally released her much anticipated Hunger Games (and Harry Potter) paper dolls. They are so so awesome. Check them out here. I have my own set and love them!

Awesome right? Wouldn’t this make such cool gift for any Hunger Games fan? PS I got my tickets for the movie yesterday did you?

Crock Pot Recipe: Hunger Games Katniss Stew Lamb (or beef) and Plums - Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to feast on the lamb stew! And I absolutely cannot wait to see the movie. Thanks for posting the paper dolls!

  2. That looks amazing, and at 9:00 am I want it in my belly now, ha! Now following you through Linky :)

  3. That sounds delicious! Exactly as Katniss describes! :) Definitely a good choice on trading beef for lamb though!!!

  4. Oh yum… I am going to try this, thanks for sharing!

  5. I just inherited a slow cooker and this would be perfect! I have to get around to trying this recipe before it gets too warm for these warm foods.

  6. Mmmmmm that looks delish! It’s been too long since I had lamb.

  7. Okay so can I move to Utah and be one of your BFFs? No one down here is cool enough to do movie parties! And movie recipes! And movie crafts! Seriously. Tennessee sucks sometimes.

  8. This looks so delicious! Your beef looks nice and tender too, yum!

  9. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

  10. Yumm! This looks soooo good. I’d probably use the lamb, since hubs and I both like it, but my daughter isn’t a fan so it’s good to know that it works well with beef too. Thanks for sharing it! :~)

  11. This looks amazing!

    Mrs. Delightful

  12. Yum, and what a fun idea! Not sure which I love more, the recipe or the paper dolls. Thanks for linking up!

  13. This looks really yummy. I may have to substitute the beef too though for most of my family. Now if I served this up my teenagers are going to be impressed that I know about the stew from Hunger Games right?

  14. You are making me so hungry!! Looks delicious, beautiful captured.

  15. This is just another reason I need a slow cooker!

  16. Looks delicious! :) ~ Megan

  17. This looks very tasty Marissa. Good to hear the recipe works with beef. Lamb is one of those things I can’t make myself eat since they are so cute alive. Meat is meat, I know, but it’s a mind thing. Thanks for sharing how a recipe can be versatile and for joining the Your Cozy Home Party!

  18. Brilliant! Love The Hunger Games. I’ll be making this soon. I’m your newest follower and can’t wait to see what other recipes you come up with.

  19. that’s one fancy slow-cooker recipe.

  20. Looks so good thanks for sharing at Taste This Thursday!

  21. I’m not a big fan of lamb but I think I’ll have to try this!

  22. You do it all! Good looking recipe too! :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  23. This looks so good! I love all the ingredients you have listed, so I’m sure it’s really good.

    Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop. I’m pinning this so I can try it sometime.

  24. Ooooooh, this looks amazing. We are huge lamb fans in the house so I think I’ll try it with the lamb. Sounds so yummy. Thanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  25. what a beautiful feast! it looks zoo good!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy March!

  26. This looks delicious.. can we be friends? You can come over with yummy meals like this anytime and I will gladly bake for you in return! Can’t wait to check out the Harry Potter paper dolls for my little lovey girl who just adores anything and everything HP! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo!

  27. Hi there. This week’s Food on Friday is all about lamb! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  28. Lovely dish. Thanks for linking it in to Food on Friday: Lamb. I have just signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

    PS Next week’s theme for Food on Friday is soup

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