A family favorite, combining tender lamb chunks with bacon and a whole lot of veggies

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To be honest, this is not one of my recipes.  It comes courtesy of my mother-in-law and Grant grew up eating this casserole so I had to include it in the website.  And every time I’ve made it, the family (and whatever guests we have) have loved it.

It’s a little difficult outside of Australia to get access to lamb – either diced or chops – that doesn’t cost a fortune, so we don’t get to have this as a meal idea very often.  But, since my family loves anything with bacon (bacon makes everything better), we had to give this a go when we had the opportunity.  The original recipe doesn’t include veggies in with the casserole, and when my mother-in-law made it for me, she just had some steamed veggies on the side.  But when I made it, I had to give it a little Sarah-twist, so I added the veggies right into the casserole dish and baked them all together in the oven.  And I’ve made it in the slow cooker as well, which really made the lamb pieces nice and tender.  

So maybe this IS now one of my recipes – just used the original as a base.  Whoever lays claim to this recipe, it’s yummy, and that’s all that matters!

Lamb and bacon casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
365 calories
22 g
85 g
17 g
30 g
7 g
327 g
471 g
5 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
327g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365
Calories from Fat 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 471mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
73%
Vitamin C
18%
Calcium
5%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 kg lamb chops or diced lamb
  2. 200g bacon pieces
  3. 1 large onion
  4. 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  5. 1 tin diced tomatos
  6. 2 tsp tomato paste
  7. 2 cups chicken stock
  8. 2 potatoes, diced
  9. 2 carrots, diced
  10. 2 celery sticks, diced
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon pieces until crisp. Remove from pan.
  2. Add lamb and onion to pan. Fry lightly in bacon fat.
  3. When lamb pieces are brown, add bacon.
  4. Gradually add the chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  5. Add the Worcestershire sauce, diced tomato and tomato paste. Check the taste and add more of what is needed in terms of seasonings, including salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. Put into a casserole bowl, add chopped veggies and cook in a moderate oven for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Depending on the sauce texture, you may want to add 1 tbs potato, tapioca or corn starch to the liquid and mix to thicken.
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calories
365
fat
17g
protein
30g
carbs
22g
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