Lamb hotpot

Lamb hotpot

Lamb hotpot

Parsnip, carrots and beans are just some of the vegetables which go into this wholesome family recipe, along with the lamb.  

The carrots and parsnips give a sweetness to the dish.  Using lamb mince means that it is more economical than using cuts of meat, plus the meat is tender, not chewy (and no need to prepare or cut it!).  

This is a filling one-pot meal for all the family.  It it ideal for weaning babies with very few teeth because it is very soft and spoonable.  This meal freezes very well so it is perfect for batch cooking and putting extra portions by in the freezer to re-heat another time.  

Suitable for freezing

Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 onion

2 medium potatoes

1 parsnip

2 carrots

1 tbsp oil

1 bay leaf

500g lamb mince

1 cup frozen broad beans or peas

2 tbsp flour

½ pint boiling hot lamb or beef stock

Method

  1. Peel and chop the onion and potatoes.
  2. Peel and grate the parsnip and carrots.
  3. Put the onion, potatoes, parsnip and carrots into a pan with the oil and bay leaf.  Sweat the vegetables over a low heat with the lid on, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender (you may need to add a splash of water to prevent the vegetables from sticking).
  4. Add the mince to the pan, turn up the heat and fry until the meat is cooked through.
  5. Add the beans, flour and stock.  Stir together and bring to the boil, then simmer until the sauce thickens and the beans are cooked.  Finally, serve.

This dish doesn’t really need any sides as it has all the veggies included, but it goes really well with HP sauce!  If you like to experiment with herbs, a dash of rosemary goes well in this recipe.  The ‘throw it all in’ nature of this dish would make it a really good meal for a camping trip.  For an ‘everything included’ holiday activity, try Meals and Makes sewing kits here!

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22 thoughts on “Lamb hotpot

  1. This sounds yummy. I always shy away from lamb in casseroles because I find big lumps of it a bit chewy – using mince seems like a better idea. Will try this when the weather cools down a bit!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Friendly Family food! Using shredded lamb is a great idea (it might speed up the cooking time too as you are not having to cook raw meat!). Just make sure the dish gets piping hot right through. I hope it stays colourful for you!! x

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  2. Mmm we hardly ever eat lamb but this sounds amazing, I definitely want to give this recipe a try. It doesn’t sound too difficult either so that’s good for someone like me who’s not that great in the kitchen!xx #BlogCrush

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  3. Yum! Pinned to try later. We love lamb but the Tubblet refuses to eat it after seeing cute baby lambs on a school trip. We’re keeping her away from other baby farm animals just in case!

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  4. I have to admit that I’m not normally a fan of lamb – I find it tough and quite fatty. But slow cooked or minced I can get on board with, so this sounds really good! A hot pot is just perfect comfort food too, isn’t it? Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  5. I only eat lamb if its minced, as I find it so fatty and I love a good hot pot. I shouldn’t have read this before lunch as this has made me really hungry. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  6. Yum! Since the Tubblet saw baby lambs on a school trip, we haven’t touched the stuff. She won’t eat it. 😦 Reading recipes and drooling is the nearest I get

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