Betty's Lancashire Hotpot

Betty's Lancashire Hotpot


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About this recipe: This lovely hotpot recipe belongs to my Aunt Betty from Bolton, Lancashire. I think she makes the most fantastic hotpot in the county. It is tasty, heart warming and economical. She believes her hotpot is as good as Betty’s hotpot from Coronation Street. I will let you be the judge of that.

Serves: 4 

  • 750g (1½ lb) lean lamb cubes
  • 50g (2 oz) plain flour (seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 450g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 100g (4 oz) swede, cubed
  • 30ml dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon English mustard
  • 1 large pinch ground nutmeg
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 400ml (15 fl oz) beef stock
  • 15g (1/2 oz) butter + 1 clove chopped garlic

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

  1. Coat the lamb with flour. Layer the lamb and the vegetables (except the potato slices) in a slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add in the bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, mustard and nutmeg.
  3. Cover with potato slices then pour in the stock and sherry. Spread with garlic butter and sprinkle with ground black pepper.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Serve with pickled red cabbage. Delicious.

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Reviews (24)


Thank you jooles. If you are cooking the hotpot in an oven turn the oven temperature down to Gas 2/170C/325F. Keep the lid on for the first 2 hours and removed the lid for the last half an hour to brown the potato topping. Sprinkle some grated cheese and melt it on top to for extra flavour. - 24 Feb 2010


It is simply the most fantastic recipe I have ever made. It is easy, delicious, healthy and suit my pocket. It also provide more than 5 a day. - 12 Feb 2010


This sounds lovely, i don't have a slow cooker so when i make this (and i will) im going to cook it slowly in the oven, for the same amount of time as stated in the recipe. I will be back to comment, i will probably make this at the weekend, this is just the kind of meal i like to cook at the weekend, as this can be a busy time for me, so an easy but nutritious meal is always good. Congratulations to williamsmrs on this lovely sounding recipe and i look forward to trying it. - 22 Feb 2010

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