• calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) lean diced lamb
  • 12 shallots, peeled
  • 300 g (10 ½ oz) chantenay carrots, trimmed and halved lengthways
  • 0.5 tblsp plain flour
  • 300 g (10 ½ oz) small new potatoes, halved
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 heaped teaspoon clear honey
  • 400 ml (14 fl oz) vegetable stock
  • 2 tblsp chopped fresh mint
  • 100 g (3 ½ oz) frozen soya beans


  • Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 2/ 150?C/ fan oven 130?C. Spray a lidded flameproof casserole dish with the cooking spray and brown the lamb in two batches, removing to a plate when browned.
  • Tip the shallots and carrots into the casserole dish and cook for 3 minutes until lightly coloured. Return the lamb to the casserole and stir in the flour. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, honey, stock and half the mint. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook in the oven for 55 minutes.
  • Mix the soya beans into the casserole and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Stir in the rest of the mint just before serving.