Easy lamb stew

Easy lamb stew

Let the oven do the work with this easy and flavourful lamb stew. The amounts are easily doubled, so you can freeze half to enjoy another day
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish. Add the meat in batches and brown over a high heat for 5 mins, then lift onto a plate. Tip in the onions and carrots, and cook for 8-10 mins until starting to colour. Scatter over the flour and stir for a few minutes, then stir in the tomato purée and cook for a few minutes more. Tip the meat and any resting juices back into the dish and stir well. Pour over the stock, tuck in the herbs and season well. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat.
  2. Step 2

    Cover with a lid and put in the oven for about 2 hrs 30 mins until the meat is tender. Once cooled, the stew can be chilled and frozen for up to three months – defrost completely before reheating on the hob for 5 mins over a medium heat, until piping hot. Leave to settle for a minute or two, then serve with mash and greens.