Lamb and leek hotpot

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Serves: 4

By RealityBites

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 150ml double cream

  • 3 medium leek sliced thickly

  • 1 potato sliced to the thickness of a pound coin (waxy ones are best)

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 1 tbsp parsley

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp thyme

  • 800g lamb diced (neck fillet is good for this)

  • 1 onions diced

  • 50g butter

  • 500ml lamb stock


  1. You can do this all in a big casserole to save on washing up.
  2. Sweat the onion and leeks in butter for 10 mins or so. Put aside.
  3. Toss the lamb in the flour and crush the garlic in with it, season with salt and pepper, thyme and parsley, brown the meat in the olive oil. Put aside.
  4. Put a layer of potato on the bottom of the casserole, then add the meat and leeks and another layer of potatoes on the top.
  5. Pour in the stock and add the herbs and bring to the boil.
  6. Put a tight-fitting lid on and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours at gas mark 5 (190C).
  7. Take the lid off, add the double cream and dot the potatoes with some butter, put back in the oven (lid off) for half an hour or so until it starts to brown.

Handy Hint

Serve in big bowls (with crusty bread if you're feeling really piggy).

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Meat

  • lamb

  • Spring

  • Easter

  • Autumn

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • 16/03/11 20:13

    Delicious! I wasn't sure if I added the cream correctly though - just poured it over, but after half an hour cooking the cream topping had then gone a bit lumpy. Once it was stirred together though no-one noticed! It was totally yummy.

  • letsblowthistacostand 10/01/10 18:35

    So delicious! Kids loved it, DH loved it, I loved it.

  • 06/12/09 12:37

    Great recipe and becomg a favourite! Yummy

  • LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune 23/11/09 08:12

    Yummy, added carrots and pearl barley (add extra liquid!) to cut down on lamb cost and it was delicious for both supper and lunch the next day!

  • 22/11/09 22:22

    Heaven! Just the thing for a miserable wet dark November evening. Cheered me up no end anyway!

  • LondonLlama 19/11/09 11:20

    Totally delicious! The meat was so ridiculously tender, and it tasted even better the next day as leftovers.

  • plus3 16/11/09 17:56

    Have just made this for supper and the children loved it as did DH. A very easy, big sucess!

  • LouieStrumpet 16/11/09 10:13

    This was so yum, the lamb was really tender. Perfect for a cold winters night.

  • FluffyPumpkins 14/11/09 19:04

    The kids loved it!

  • BumpingAlongInBishopston 13/11/09 19:48

    Wonderful! Went down a storm in our house. And the prep time really is only 20 mins or so, and then you can forget about it and produce something delicious from the oven a couple of hours later. Made me feel like a real Mother Superior!

  • CallaCate 11/11/09 18:27

    Delicious! I added mushrooms to the hotpot and served it with spring greens and broccoli to get some more veg in. Definitely worth getting the neck fillet if you can.

  • RealityBites 01/11/09 10:45

    This is such comfort food and perfect now the evenings are dark and the weather is pants.