Lamb casserole

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  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Child friendly
  • Freezable
  • Make in advance

Want a hearty meal that's easy to make? This tasty lamb casserole recipe uses just one pot - so it saves on washing-up and takes just 10 mins to prepare. Add honey and tomatoes for a sweet, rich lamb casserole. This delicious casserole serves 4 people and takes around 1hr and 40 mins to cook. Slow-cooking this lamb casserole makes the meat extra tender so it falls of the bone. The stock and gravy are made up of the rich flavour from the gravy. Add in heaps of veggies including peas, onion and carrot and you've got one mouth-watering family meal.

Lamb neck is ideal for stews and casseroles: it cooks fairly quickly and is much less fatty than other cuts.


  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 650g (1lb 6oz) lamb neck fillet, diced
  • 2tbsp vegetable or rapeseed oil
  • 12 button onions or shallots
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2tsp runny honey
  • 400ml chicken or lamb stock
  • 200g (7oz) baby new potatoes
  • 250g (9oz) frozen peas
  • 1tbsp mint, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (400F, gas mark 6).
  2. Season the flour and toss the lamb in it. Heat the oil in a large casserole and brown the lamb pieces in batches. Set aside and add the button onions and carrot to the pan. Cook for 5 to 10 mins, until the vegetables are a light golden brown. Add the cinnamon and cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, honey and stock, stirring well, and bring to the boil. Return the lamb to the pan, add the new potatoes and season to taste.
  4. Cover and cook in the preheated oven for 1 hr and 20 mins, until the lamb is tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and stir through the frozen peas, and a little more stock if necessary. Cook for a further 5 mins. Sprinkle with the chopped mint and serve.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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10 minutes preparation?????? If there are 4 of you working flat out!!!!!!!!!

Jackie Carter

FABULOUS! A new family favourite. I try and double up on the ingredient quantities, and boil for a bit longer. Really feeds a hungry horde! YUM!

Gae Mackay

I just wanted something different and the cinnamon and honey certainly were. We thought it was delicious and I have definitely put it into my permanent recipe book. Nobody could pick what the unusual ingredients were.

Alaina Gibson

I wanted to make a lamb casserole whilst off work last week, I had never cooked anything like this before and after scouring the internet found this recipe, all the ingredients were really cheap apart from the lamb which rough cost me about &#194&#1636.00 the recipe was so easy to follow although I did double up on the stock because there didn't look to be enough in it when all put together. I also left it to cook a little long than stated (2 and a half hours) and I'm glad I did because the meat tasted wonderful, the cinammon and honey really stand out in this dish but go together wonderfully with all the other ingredients, I shall definately be cooking this dish again in the very near future!

Linda Ives

This recipe was was deliciously full of flavour, i would par boil the new potatoes for about 5 minutes before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Would definately do it again

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