Braised Lamb with White Beans

Really cost effective and a wonderful mid week  meal  Recipe by Dish Magazine


  • 20 grams dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1kg lamb shoulder chops, cut 2cm thick
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • olive oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 bay leaves
  • small handful sage leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 x 400 gram tin cherry tomatoes
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 x 400g tins cannellini beans
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC
  2. Rip the mushrooms into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Pour over the boiling water and let them soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Dust the chops in seasoned flour, shaking off the access. Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a saute pan and brown the chops on both sides. Do this in batches, adding a little more oil to the pan if needed. Transfer to a large casserole or baking dish.
  4. Add the onions and carrots to the pan with a splash of water and a good pinch of salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Increase the heat and add the wine, letting it bubble up until reduced by half.
  6. Add the mushrooms and the soaking water along with the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil. Season then tip the contents of the pan over the chops, spreading it evenly. Cover with a piece of baking paper then a lid or foil, sealing tightly.
  7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours then uncover and stir in the cannellini beans. Bake for a further 30 minutes or until the meat is falling off the bone. Stir in the parsley just before serving.

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