Old Favourite Casserole Chops

My Mum’s old fashioned, family casserole recipe, that warms you to the soul. Melt in the mouth lamb chops and flavour packed gravy, that’s just perfect for cold winter nights.

Submitted by Tracey Laing

Old Favourite Casserole Chops

My Mum's old fashioned, family casserole recipe, that warms you to the soul. Melt in the mouth lamb chops and flavour packed gravy, that's just perfect for cold winter nights.
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Serving: 3
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 6 lamb forequarter chops (or blade steak equivalent)
  • 2 brown onions, sliced
  • 3 -4 tomatoes, thick sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1-2 chillies, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown vinegar
  • 1 heaped tblspn brown sugar
  • 2 dessert spoons beef stock powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tblspn Cornflour
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Layer chops, sliced onions and sliced tomatoes, garlic and chilli in slow cooker.
  • Mix together sauces, vinegar, sugar, stock powder & water, and pour over meat and veggies.
  • Cook on high, for 3 hrs.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, thicken with 1 tblsnb cornflour dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water.

23 thoughts on “Old Favourite Casserole Chops”

  1. What would be equivalent to use if you haven’t got stock powder eg if using beef liquid stock how much would you use?

    1. I would swap out the cup of water and stock powder for the liquid stock myself
      But it could still do with another 1-2 stock cubed etc crumbled into that because the 2 dessert spoons would be stronger than just one cup of the liquid stock

  2. I am forced to cook these days after the death of my wife. My son found this recipe and we found this dish excellent. It was easy to prepare too.

  3. This is the so easy and yum. I used one tin of tomato soup tin instead of the tomato sauce. It was simple and tasty, easy to prepare. The kids and hubby gobbled it down.

  4. This was really yummy. Substituted the tomato’s for a can of chopped tomatoes and put in just under 1/4 cup of malt vinegar. But will definitely be making again!!

  5. I made this over the weekend. I halved the Worcestershire sauce and vinegar and left out the chilli to tone the flavours down a bit and it quite nice.

    I accidentally put the cornflour in from the beginning but it didn’t seem to make much difference as the sauce was still very thin.

  6. I made this today for tonight’s tea and it was delicious. I swapped the tomatoes for a tin of diced ones, and the malt vinegar for balsamic and a tablespoon of stock powder. I used dried chilli flakes and a tin of small potatoes. Cooked on high for about 2 h and low for the rest of the afternoon. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. We love our lamb, and this was very, very tasty! The family loved it. Just one thing, I’m an asthmatic and the vinegar triggered a very slight asthma attack that was easily relieved with my inhaler. I think next time I make this I’ll use less or no vinegar and possibly tomato paste instead of tomato sauce. We like our casseroles nice and thick and this was a little liquidy, so after the cornflour, I threw in two handfuls of uncooked rice and cooked it a further 45 mins to help with the thickening. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I cooked this tonight and it was absolutely delicious!! Reminded me of the chop stew that my Mum made growing up.

  9. Yummy. I used 6 lamb shanks for this recipe. I blitzed the sauce after draining & allowing to split before adding back to warm through.

  10. Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

    Cooked this one with BBQ Lamb chops
    No added water at all
    6hrs low
    In the end I removed the lamb (and deboned) while I reduced the gravy on stove top with 2Tblsp gravy powder to thicken
    With so much onion and tomato it was a chunky veg packed sauce (not like the smooth sauce pictured) but still very tasty and enjoyed by the family 🙂

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