Meat Stovies


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the onions. Cook over a gentle heat for a few minutes until they have softened slightly. Add the meat and top with the potatoes and stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring the stock up to the boil.

  2. Turn the heat down to as low as possible and put a tight fitting lid on. Cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to ensure it is not sticking or burning.

  3. Note: Instead of cooking on the hob it is possible to cook in a low oven instead. (150C/fan oven 130C/ gas mark 3)

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 120 mins
Difficulty level: Easy
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  • 55g dripping or butter

  • 2 large onions, sliced

  • 900g potatoes, thickly sliced

  • 150mls beef or chicken stock

  • 225g leftover cooked beef or lamb, cubed

  • Serve with 3 Nairn's Rough oatcakes