Winter Warming Lamb Neck Chops

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Slow cooking brings out the flavours in this winter warming lamb neck chops stew. This dish is perfect to put in a large slow cooker at the beginning of the day - you will come home to a house smelling of Italian flavours.

30min + 8 hours slow cooking

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  • 8-10 lamb neck chops
  • 400g canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine lamb, tomatoes, onion, carrots, garlic,  wine, vinegar,  tomato paste, stock and herbs in a 5-litre (20-cup) slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low, for about 8-9 hours.
  3. Remove the sprigs of fresh thyme from the slow cooker. Combine the cornflour with the water in a small cup; stir into the slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high, for 10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Season to taste.
  4. Serve stew sprinkled with extra basil on a creamy mash or with steamed fresh greens.
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