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A lightly spiced lamb and bean one pot casserole. Peasant food at its finest!
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Lamb & Bean One Pot Casserole

Lamb and bean casserole is a warming one pot meal that's perfect for winter. Full of flavour and fragrant with spices to keep out the cold. Diced lamb and canned beans make preparation so easy, once everything is in the pot you can leave this dish to cook itself.  
Servings: 6
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 tbs dripping
  • 500 g stewing lamb - cut into 2½cm cubes
  • 1 onion - peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot - peeled and diced
  • 2 sticks celery - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin - ground
  • 1 tsp coriander seed - ground
  • 1/2 tsp hot paprika or chipotle powder
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1/2 small glass red wine
  • 500 ml lamb or chicken stock
  • 2 cans beans - 800g, rinsed and drained - I used black eyed beans and borlotti


  • Melt the dripping in a heavy casserole and add the lamb in batches, Fry until starting to brown. Once browned, remove the lamb from the casserole and set aside on a plate a plate.
  • When all the lamb has been browned, add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until soft.
  • Add the spices and cook for another few minutes stirring all the time until fragrant.
  • Return the lamb to the pot. Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the wine and stock, then stir in the beans*, adding a little more liquid so all the ingredients are covered.
  • Put the lid on the casserole and cook slowly at 170°C / Gas Mark 3 for 2 and a half to 3 hours, until the lamb is tender and you have a thick sauce.
  • Serve topped with lots of chopped parsley.


*If your tinned beans are very soft then add them for the last hour of cooking time - brands vary widely.
You could easily double the amount of added vegetables too.
Freezes well.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1698IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg