A Lamb Casserole Recipe Like Nothing You’ve Had Before

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If you’ve not made a lamb casserole before, you’re in for a treat with this hearty and flavorful dish. Perfect for cozy dinners or special occasions, this recipe combines tender lamb, aromatic herbs, and wholesome vegetables for a satisfying meal that will warm both body and soul. Here’s a recipe for how to make it.


  • 1.5 pounds of lamb shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup of beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional, for thickening)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the diced lamb pieces to the pot, season with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in the diced carrots and celery, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until slightly softened.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, beef or vegetable broth, tomato paste, dried thyme, and dried rosemary to the pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients. If you prefer a thicker sauce, sprinkle the flour evenly over the mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Bake for 2-2.5 hours, or until the lamb is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  5. Once done, remove the Lamb Casserole from the oven and garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy this comforting dish with crusty bread, mashed potatoes, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.