November 17, 2023

Healthy & Hearty Slow Cooker Lamb Casserole – Jenni


This is an adapted recipe of a good friend of mine (Kara). She originally got it from her Mother (Janine or to her Grandkids “Nanny Neen”). I have been making this ever since Master 4yo  was a baby (it’s wonderful pureed!) & it has always been a success. I have been chasing a healthy slow cooker recipe that my kids would actually eat…do I did a bit of googling & came up with this! It has all the delicious, hearty & healthy elements of Nanny Neen’s recipe, but it also has the convenience of putting it on in the morning & coming home to a delicious home cooked meal! Oh and the best part of all.. there’s no browning required! You’re welcome!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 – 6 (large serves!)



  • 650g diced lamb
  • 2 brown onions, chopped into chunks
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 200g mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup pearled barley (found in the health food aisle of most supermarkets)
  • 4 large potatoes cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 large sweet potato cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 large carrot, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbs beef stock powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2tbs plain flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  1. Coat Lamb with flour, salt & pepper (I do this by putting it all in a sealable plastic bag & giving it a good shake)
  2. Spray slow cooker with spray oil.Image
  3. Place all ingredients (including the coated lamb) into the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
  4. Turn down to LOW and cook for further 5-6 hours, stirring occasionally.Image
Serve with steamed Zuccini & Snow Peas.Image
This recipe freezes well so why not make a double batch and freeze for later!
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