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.

Lamb and Veggie Casserole

A Hearty failsafe lamb and root veg casserole with whiskey to give it an Irish flavour.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course


  • Thermomix


  • 1 Leek
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 600 g Diced lamb or beef
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock concentrate (see recipe link below)
  • 400 g water
  • 100 g whiskey
  • 10 strands saffron
  • 1 tbsp pear jam (see recipe link below)
  • 200 g choko, cut into 2cm slices
  • 200 g swede, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 200 g potato, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 2 tsp cornflour mixed with 5 teaspoons of water.
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


  • 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, sauté for 10 minutes at Varoma temperature reverse speed 1.
  • Add stock, water, whiskey, saffron, and jam. Cook for 15 minutes at 100° reverse speed stir. Place the TM basket instead of the MC (measuring cup) onto the lid while it is cooking.
  • Add cornflour with water, choko, swede and potato. Cook for 30 minutes at 100° 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).
Pear jam recipe.
Vegetable Stock Concentrate 
Keyword Casserole, Failsafe, Gluten Free, Lamb, Thermomix




  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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