Usually Lancashire hotpot is made with potatoes, although potatoes are a vegetable they don’t count towards your 5 a day. In this recipe potatoes have been replaced with Swede which does count towards your 5 a day. In addition none of the ingredients have been fried. It is a meat dish which includes vegetables such as carrots, onions and swedes
Ingredients – Serves 4
1kg lean lamb cubed
2 Swedes peeled and thinly slice
1 large onion thinly sliced
3 large carrots thickly sliced
1 tbsp chopped thyme
2 bay leaves
1 low salt lamb or beef stock cube made in 2 teacupfuls of water
1 tbsp lamb or beef gravy
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. In a casserole dish, firstly place some of the sliced swede until the base is covered and season with some of the salt, pepper and thyme.
Layer the meat, onion, carrot on the swede, seasoning with salt, pepper and thyme in between the layers. Add the bay leaves, then layer with remaining swede (overlapping).
Mix the gravy in the stock and add to the casserole until it reaches just below the swede. Cover casserole and cook in oven for 2hrs, then remove cover and cook for about 30 minutes or until swede is browned. The bay leaves can be discarded before serving