This Lancashire Hotpot Is A Comforting Winter Favorite

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Indulge in the warmth of winter with a classic Lancashire Hotpot. This traditional British dish, known for its rich flavors and hearty ingredients, promises to be a soul-soothing delight on chilly evenings. Follow this simple yet satisfying recipe to create your own comforting Lancashire Hotpot.


  • 2 pounds of lamb stew meat
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of beef or lamb broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the diced lamb with flour, salt, and black pepper until well coated. Heat vegetable oil in a large oven-safe casserole dish over medium-high heat. Brown the lamb pieces on all sides, working in batches if necessary. Remove the lamb and set it aside.
  3. In the same dish, add sliced onions and garlic. Sauté until softened and aromatic. Layer the browned lamb on top of the onions in the casserole dish. Arrange the sliced carrots over the lamb, followed by a layer of thinly sliced potatoes. Pour in the beef or lamb broth and Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle thyme leaves over the top, and season with additional salt and black pepper.
  4. Cover the casserole dish with a lid or foil and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 2 to 2.5 hours, or until the lamb is tender and the potatoes have formed a golden crust.
  5. Remove the Lancashire Hotpot from the oven, uncover, and broil for an additional 5-10 minutes to crisp up the potato topping. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.