Easy Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

February 28, 2019Sew White

My easy slow cooker lamb stew is a delicious and easy spring dish. Pop everything in the slow cooker and leave it cook all day.

On a cold spring day my easy slow cooker lamb stew will bring you joy for dinner. I love a slow cooker dinner that I can put on in the morning and leave until dinner. Pop things in and let the slow cooking marinade and really boost the flavours.

Easy Slow Cooker Lamb Stew made with mash potato, carrots and butterbeans

I used a lamb shoulder with the bone still in which was a bit of a cheaper cut of meat (it’s always great to save a bit of money when you can). It looks like a lot of liquid but much of it will reduce down and give you a good stock/gravy.

Easy Slow Cooker Lamb Stew recipe. Lamb shoulder in the stock and vegetables

I love creating slow cooker dishes as they are super delicious and it makes the house smell great all day. It also looks great all day and seeing how it changes as it cooks is a joyous thing.

juicey and tender lamb shoulder

My family love butterbeans so I threw in a can to add some extra flavour and taste for the finished dish. The mix of butterbeans, lamb, carrots and mash potato work really well together with all the herbs too.

Easy Slow Cooker Lamb Stew Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Easy Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Sisley White


  • 1 large onion
  • Drizzle of oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
  • 1.5 kg lamb shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 tin of plum tomatoes
  • fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tin cannelloni beans
  • 1 tin butter beans


  1. In the slow cooker pan (if yours is hob safe if not do this in a saucepan and add to the slow cooker later) place on a low/medium heat on the cooker and add the chopped onions, butter and oil and soften.

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and put in the slow cooker on hot. Mix the stock cubes with a pint of water and add to the pan. Stir in the herbs de Provence.

  3. Add the meat to the slow cooker.

  4. Add the tomato purée, peeled garlic lightly chopped, chopped up carrots and parsnips, tin of plum tomatoes and the fresh rosemary. Give it a good stir.

  5. Top up the stock with water until the lamb is almost covered. 

  6. Leave on a high setting for 1 hour. Then to a medium heat for 4 hours. Any longer turn it down to low.

  7. Turn the meat every hour so, not to worry if you don't have time once or twice will do.

  8. 45 minutes before serving add the tins of beans (drain them first).

  9. Serve with mash potato (our favourite) or anything else you'd like.

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Easy Slow Cooker Lamb Stew with fresh herbs and lots of vegetables


  • Alex

    June 23, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Oh slow cookers are the best and this is lush!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      June 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you <3

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