Lamb Casserole

I just love winters for the vast opportunities to cook soups and casseroles. This week I cooked a lamb casserole I adapted a recipe from 2013 August's Super Food Magazine in my Dream Pot. Rob wants me to repeat it... he loves it.
The meat was oh so tender!

However I can't leave a recipe alone and made not just one or 2 changes, so basically I have come up with my own version using their recipe as a starting point and inspiration.

My lamb casserole

This was quite filling and though the magazine says it serves 4, yet I reckon you can easily feed 6 people very generously!

Shelly's Lamb Casserole


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 kg lamb chops
1 large onion diced
3 garlic cloves sliced & chopped fine
410g tinned tomatoes
2 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup beef stock (I made it using beef stock cube & water)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
2 cups chopped cauliflower
1/4 cup peas
1 stick of celery diced very fine
100g mushrooms diced
2 large carrots sliced.
salt & pepper to taste


Heat oil and brown meat in frypan.  Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is cooked. Add all the rest of the ingredients. Place lid on frypan and simmer gently for an hour. Top up fluid with water as needed if reducing too far and turn heat down a bit.
Boil water and heat both inner pots. Tip water out of larger pot and transfer simmering meat into HOT large inner pot.
Transfer larger pot into the insulating chamber of the Dream Pot.
Place smaller pot with boiling water still in it in the top of larger pot and place the inner lid on
Close the Dream Pot and set aside for minimum 5 hours, preferably 6-8 hours to allow it to keep on cooking in the residual heat.

I served it with boiled cabbage and mashed potatoes which I cooked independently. (I had intended to cook the cabbage in the smaller pot for the last 40 minutes, but I got carried away doing some sewing and forgot about it, so I zapped it in the microwave instead!)

Spicy Lamb Shanks
I have to say that I still prefer my Spicy Lamb Shanks which I did a month back. You can find the recipe here!

Try both and let me know which is your favourite. Or maybe you have a recipe I should try! Post it or a link to it in the comments! I would love to try some more recipes, even if it hasn't been adapted for a thermal cooker such as a Dream Pot, I reckon I could work it out!


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