Mongolian Style Spiced Goat Stew

With this goat stew you can travel the globe in your kitchen – and it’s no hassle.

bowl of goat stew with noodles and parsley garnish

This month my husband challenged me to cook Mongolian. Why, you ask? Well, why not!  I discovered via this really interesting site that the staples of Mongolian food are boiled lamb and noodles, as it’s traditionally a nomadic culture. I adapted two recipes, mutton cooked with hot stones andstew with vegetables, meat and fresh or fried noodles, to create a slow cooker goat stew suitable for a western lifestyle.  It should be nearly as good simmered on the stove top for a couple of hours.

The results were scrummy, we will be making it again.  The sweetness of the caraway really came through, and using goat made the stew a lot less greasy than the more traditional British lamb. If you can’t get hold of goat, try Venison, or the leanest lamb or beef you can get. Whilst egg noodles aren’t quite what Mongolian nomads eat, they made a refreshing change from bread.

Making Mongolian Style Spiced Stew

Chopping carrot, leek and bowl of prepared veg in background

First, slice the carrots. Cut the root end off the leeks, cut a slit and rinse thoroughly. Then slice the leeks. Peel and chop the potato and onions.

measuring spices

Measure out the spices.

slow cooker containing raw goat stew ingredients

Place the vegetables, spices and goat in the slow cooker and mix thoroughly. Pour in freshly boiled water and cook on low for 8 hours.

stirring noodles into slow cooker

Break up the noodles and stir them in for the final 10 minutes – on high.

cooked goat stew with noodles

Then you’re ready to serve your Mongolian style spiced goat stew.


Originally published 28 August 2015- adapted on 29 June 2018 with new photos and detail added

5 from 5 votes
Bowl of mongolian spiced goat stew with noodles, parsley garnish
Mongolian Style Spiced Goat Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 20 mins

This exotic-sounding goat recipe inspired by the cooking of Mongolian nomads is easy to prepare. Bring a taste of Asia to your dinner time - with no fuss.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mongolian
Keyword: Asian Slow Cooker Recipe, How to cook goat
Servings: 4
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Lizzie
  • 500 g diced goat
  • 1 baking potato
  • 5 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 leeks
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp caraway
  • 2 sheets of noodles
  1. Defrost your meat if necessary.  Peel and chop your potatoes, carrots and onions.  Wash and slice the leeks.
  2. Fill and boil the kettle.
  3. Arrange your prepared ingredients in the slow cooker and sprinkle over the spices. Add freshly boiled water until the ingredients are just covered, stir, and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. 10 minutes before serving, break your noodles up a bit and stir them in. Turn the slow cooker up to high for this period.


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