Lazy Day Lamb Stew for Two

With everyone leading such busy lives, we know there isn't always time to prepare a hearty meal from scratch. Using a just a few pre-prepared ingredients, you can still acheive a healthy and satisfying dinner. This recipe is oven ready in less than 10 minutes and gives great results everytime. 

Feeds 2. Preparation time 5-10 minutes. Cook time 2 hours.



500g of diced lamb

450g pack of pre-prepared stewing vegetables

½ packet of dumpling mix

1 pint of light stock, lamb or chicken is fine

½ teaspoon of dried mixed herbs

½ teaspoon of garlic granules

1 oz of plain flour

A little vegetable oil


Heat your oven to 180/gas mark 4

Toss the lamb chunks in flour and then fry them in a little oil, till browned.

Add the vegetables, salt and pepper and garlic granules and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently to ensure everything is well combined.

Transfer to a casserole dish and add the hot stock, cover and place in to your preheated oven for 1hr and 30 minutes.

In a bowl combine the dumpling mix with your herbs and a good grind of black pepper, then make them according to the packet instructions.

After the stew has been cooking for 1.5 hours, remove from the oven and add your dumplings, you can recover the dish for a soft dumpling top, or leave the lid off for a crunchier texture.

Pop your stew back into the oven for a further 25-30 mins, by then the meat will be lovely and tender and the dumplings cooked through.



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