Old Favourite Casserole Chops


May 8, 2017

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.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yields: 3 medium servings or 2 large servings


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


1Layer chops, sliced onions and sliced tomatoes, garlic and chilli in slow cooker.

2Mix together sauces, vinegar, sugar, stock powder & water, and pour over meat and veggies.

3Cook on high, for 3 hrs.

4About 30 minutes before serving, thicken with 1 tblsnb cornflour dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water.

Submitted by Tracey Laing


21 Reviews

Karen Baker

July 26, 2021

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


June 4, 2021

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!

Diane Carter

February 1, 2021

I halfed the recipe and used some mushrooms as well. Also added some balsamicand a drop of port.

Sue Rogers

January 19, 2021

I made this today for tonightโ€™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.


June 21, 2020

Use balsamic vinegar instead of malt vinegar. Malt vinegar is way to strong for a lovely recipe .


September 2, 2019

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.

High as it states Derrick ๐Ÿ™‚


August 10, 2019

is that 3hrs on high or low?

Alison Scott

July 7, 2019

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!!

Krisha Guinea

March 26, 2019

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.

Awwww :/ Good on you Bill! I’m so glad you are finding this helpful xx


March 18, 2019

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.


March 18, 2019

Bloody beautiful !!


March 19, 2018

Thanks Pauline, I used an extra stock cube along with the cup of liquid beef stock, fingers crossed

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


March 18, 2018

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

I would yes ๐Ÿ™‚

Desley Reed

October 24, 2017

Can white vinegar be used instead of brown vinegar?


July 28, 2017

I liked this but found the gravy too strong, next time I might leave out the vinegar and see how it goes.


July 25, 2017

Can i leave yhe vinegar out ?

Bec J

May 26, 2017

This is so yummy, definitely one I will be making again ๐Ÿ˜€

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