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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Lancashire Beef Hot Pot Like Mother Used To Make

This nourishing, beef hot pot,is an easy,nourishing, one pot oven dish,recipe.Ideal for a family dinner.It can also be cooked in a slow cooker and left all day,ready for when you return from a day out.

Image Lancashire Beef Hot Pot

Lancashire Beef Hot Pot

Ingredients
1 kg./3 lb.topside of beef,cubed
salt and pepper
2 large onions ,sliced
350 g./12 oz.carrots.sliced
675 g./1,1/2 lb.potatoes,sliced
300 ml./10 fl.oz.beef stock

Method

a) Put the beef in a deep ovenproof dish and season with salt and pepper to taste
b) Arrange the onions,carrots and potatoes in thin layers over the meat,ending with a layer of potatoes arranged in overlapping slices
c) Pour over the stock,cover and put the dish into the oven preheated to warm (170*C/325*F or Gas Mark 3)
d) Cook for 2 to 2,1/2 hours,or until the meat is just tender
e) Increase the oven temperature to fairly hot (200*C/400*F or Gas Mark 6)
f) Uncover and cook for a further 30 minutes or until the top layer of  potatoes is browned.


Serves 4