Lamb and Veggie Casserole

I love casseroles and stews, especially when they have lots of root vegetables in them. This is a regular one I make that I have adapted to suit the Failsafe diet from the “Travelling with Thermomix” cookbook. That recipe base is using stout beer, so I figured that whiskey would be a good substitute! I have found using the cooking technique from this recipe, the meat is always tender whether I use beef or lamb, plus I have never had it stick on the bottom.

1 Leek
2 cloves garlic
40g oil
600g Diced lamb or beef
1 tablespoon vegetable stock concentrate
400g water
100g whiskey
10 saffron strands
1 tablespoon pear jam
200g choko, cut into 2cm slices
200g swede, cut into 2cm chunks
200g potato, cut into 2cm chunks
2 teaspoons of cornflour mixed with 5 teaspoons of water.

Place leek and garlic into TM bowl. Chop for 3 sec on speed 5. Scrape down sides.
Add oil. Cook for 3 minutes at Varoma temperature speed 1.
Add Lamb, saute for 10 minutes at Varoma temperature reverse speed 1.
Add stock, water, whiskey, saffron, and jam. Cook for 15 minutes at 100 deg reverse speed stir. Place the TM basket instead of the MC (measuring cup) onto the lid while it is

Add cornflour with water, choko, swede and potato. Cook for 30 minutes at 100 deg reverse speed stir. Use the basket on top again.
Pour into Thermoserver until ready to serve.
Serve with your favourite pasta, rice pasta, or crusty bread. Garnish with fresh parsley and salt to taste.

If I have left over gravy from the stew, I freeze it to keep for sausages and gravy another night.
If you are doing a Salicylates challenge, swap the choko and swede for carrots and sweet potato (Moderate Salicylates).





  1. I made a lamb chops casserole with this sauce in the oven tonight (no thermomix yet!) it was absolutely beautiful. The whole family loved it and had a really different flavour – which is something that can be hard with the savoury meals…what a treasure you are 🙂

  2. Made this tonight, but used potato, carrot & one parsnip….trying a few extra veg at the moment. Kids enjoyed, thanks x

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