Savoury Lamb Chop Casserole

My slowly cooked lamb casserole recipe is inspired by a typical South African recipe. It is the perfect dish to warm body and soul. The aromatic herbs and sweet tomatoes make this oven-baked casserole very special. The secret of this recipe is time. After 1,5 hours oven time, this lamb just melts in your mouth.

Side dishes

Serve with french fries, rice, boiled or mashed potatoes as well as potato cakes. Also a freshly baked bread goes perfectly with it.

Pre-cook and store leftovers

This recipe is perfect for cooking in advance. Because if the stew can sit in a cool place for about 12 – 24 h, it’s perfectly done. Leftovers can be easily stored in plastic or glass boxes in the fridge for 3-4 days or frozen.

Discover more recipes with lamb, for example our famous Durban lamb curry or My famous Sausage and Leek Pasta Bake.


South African savoury Lamb Casserole

This lamb casserole warms both body and soul. With delicious herbs and incredibly tender meat, it's a treat for dinner or Sunday's Family Lunch.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine South Africa
Servings 4 serving
Calories 395 kcal


  • 4 lamb leg chops large, (approx 700g)
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 35 g flour
  • salt
  • olive oil

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 375 ml lamb (or beef) stock
  • 1 tin canned tomatoes 390 g, whole
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¾ tbsp Worcester sauce


  • Preheat oven to 160° C (320 F).
  • Cut lamb chops in half to make 8 neat pieces and remove any excess fat.
  • Mix together the paprika, herbs, curry powder, flour and salt and coat meat on both sides. Add olive oil to your pan and brown the chops lightly on both sides until nicely coloured. Transfer to a baking dish to fit closely.
  • Add a little more oil to your pan, and fry your onions and garlic. Add any of the remaining flour mixture to the onions and garlic, then add the stock. Stir well, making sure all the residue from the pan is stirred into the stock.
  • Add the tomatoes, sugar and Worcester sauce, mixing well. Remove from the heat and pour over the chops.
  • Bake, covered for 1 hour 30 minutes.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 47gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 401mgPotassium: 964mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 494IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 7mg
Keyword casserole, Lamb
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Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest food trends, recipes and share my travel discoveries. As I am German by birth, you will also find many authentic German recipes here. Enjoy!

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