Lisa’s Slow Cooked Honey, Lamb and White Beans (Thermomix Method included)

Lisa's Lamb
Well technically Lisa makes this in her beautiful Le Creuset casserole dish, but I don’t have one, so I made this in my slow cooker and it works just as well. Instead of lamb shanks I cut a leg of lamb in half and used that, so you can really use any large cut of lamb that has bones in it, you will just have to vary the amount of time you cook it.

Just like every oven… every slow cooker is different. I usually cook mine on high for the whole time, but when I use my mum’s slow cooker, I need to turn it down to low after about 4 hours, so the recipe is going to say 8 hours on high, but you gauge what your slow cooker is like.

Lisa's Lamb


2 Tablespoons (40g) Olive Oil

20g Butter

3 Large Onions

4 Cloves Garlic

125g Bacon or Speck

4 Large Carrots

4 Celery Sticks

1 cup (250ml) Red Wine

6 – 8 lamb shanks (or a leg of lamb cut in half)

2 Generous Tablespoons Honey

3 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary

3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

Salt and Pepper

1 Tin of cooked Beans… I used White Cannellini Beans, you can use haricots, kidney or flageolet etc


I have included Thermomix short cuts if you are so inclined.

1. Finely chop onions, celery and garlic and saute in Olive Oil until tender. Add chopped bacon and continue to cook until bacon starts to change colour.

TM Place onions, celery, bacon and garlic into Themomix bowl and chop 5 – 10 seconds/speed 5, scrape down the side of the bowl, add oil and saute 10 minutes/Varoma/speed 1.


2. Place sautéed mixture into the bottom of the slow cooker with sliced carrots. Place lamb shanks or lamb leg on top and add all other ingredients except beans.

Lisa's Lamb

3. Place the lid on and cook on high for 8 hours.

Lisa's Lamb

4. When ready stir through beans and allow to cook for another 20 minutes, while you cook some mashed potatoes or other accompaniment.

Lisa's Lamb

5. Sprinkle with some chopped parsley and serve with mashed potato or polenta or a nice slice of bread. ENJOY!

Lisa's Lamb

I love my slow cooker… especially during winter. It is wonderful to come home to a house smelling of yummy food. I normally serve this with a big dollop of mashed potatoes as shown, but you could just easily grab a bowl and eat it all by itself or with a nice chunk of bread.

What is your favourite slow cooker meal… I’m always looking for new recipes, so please drop by and let me know!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx


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I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
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  1. Sonya

    Hi MamaH 🙂

    I would love to try this but I’m not a big lamb fan and can’t buy beef on the bone in the UK due to foot-in-mouth laws. Should I go for an ordinary beef roast cut and what size without the bone?


    • Elizabeth Connolly

      So you can’t even get osso bucco? About 1-2kg you could use gravy beef it just won’t take as long to cook 🙂

  2. Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)

    Oh, yes, please Liz – love all these flavours – Claudia Roden has a recipe for lamb with honey which I love!

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      I know, they are so delicious… I always remember the smell when Lisa was cooking this in the house! Liz xx

  3. Hotly Spiced

    I don’t have a slow cooker but I’m thinking of getting one because they would be so handy in these cooler months. I do love the look of this wonderful comfort meal that has so many flavours. I would make it in my Le Creuset – that’s something I do have! xx

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Charlie… a slow cooker is definitely an wonderful investment especially when you are so busy! Make sure you get one with a timer on it so if you are longer than expected, it turns itself to warm and just keeps dinner ready! Liz xx

  4. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Ooooh! Very nice. 🙂 Although Id prob sub the lamb for beef, as much as I try enjoy lamb… #nodeal

    Love a good slow cook, I’ve got a Mexican pulled pork on today, but the freezer is loaded with beef stout casserole, oxtail & chorizo stew and five spice pork.

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yum….I like the sound of your freezer… have you decided what to cook to impress? I’m thinking hand made pasta!!! That with a nice rich ragu or a handmade ravioli with a burnt butter sauce would be the best…! Liz xx


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