4 lb lamb shoulder or leg
1 minced onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1 3″ stick of cinnamon
2 tbsp of tomato paste
1 cup hot water
1 qt chicken stock
2 cups orzo

How to prepare

Cube lamb into manageable size pieces and brown all over add a minced onion and brown that too now add salt and pepper to taste, a 3″ stick of cinnamon and 2 tbsp of tomato paste mixed with 1 cup hot water cover and simmer for some 20 minutes and then remove cinnamon stick now transfer if necessary to a buttered yuvetsi or oven-proof casserole add 1 qt of stock (chicken is fine or what have you) orzo 2 cups poured over and leveled out now bake at 375f for 40 minutes or so or until the lamb is tender and liquid has absorbed stir, uncover and bake 10 minutes more remove and let stand for 10 minutes or so covered with a dry kitchen towel

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