Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World

First things first, we have made this Slimming World friendly Syn Free Lamb Scouse in the Instant Pot, but don’t worry if you haven’t got one. We’ve included a stove top and oven method below.
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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Scouse is a hearty, warming, comforting stew to warm up those Autumn and Winter months.

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World | Slimming World-1This Syn Free Lamb Scouse is a type of stew, traditionally made with Lamb, or Beef, and it’s been a staple for those of us in the Merseyside area since the early 1700’s.

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Scouse is commonly associated with Liverpool, so being born just over the water, it’s no surprise that it was a regular feature at the dining table throughout my childhood (along with Lancashire Hotpot).

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World - Lancashire Hotpot

It was often served as it was a cheap and cheerful meal.

Traditionally it would be made with a cheap cut of meat, such as neck of lamb, but that can be quite fatty, so we’ve used diced leg of lamb with all the visible fat cut off.

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You can however use beef if you prefer.

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What do I need to make this Syn Free Lamb Scouse recipe?

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You will need some lean diced lamb.

As you will know, lamb is quite a fatty meat, so even if you get some leaner meat you may need to remove a little fat before cooking.

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Alternatively, you could use Diced Beef, which you can get in one of our Protein Food Shop hampers.

They’re packed full of the BEST quality meat we’ve ever come across from an online butcher.

The hamper is incredible value for money, working out FAR cheaper than the supermarket.

The diced steak is lovely, and lean, and all of their beef is sourced from British farms, giving the reassurance of meeting all the animal welfare trading standards regulations.

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We also have a few other exclusive hamper deals available, so it’s well worth checking them out.

We used the Instant Pot for this Syn Free Lamb Scouse recipe.

What is an Instant Pot?

It’s a hybrid cooker, that cooks under pressure, as well as 7 other types of cooking. It means you can even cook a whole chicken in it in just 20 minutes.

You can cook this Syn Free Lamb Scouse in less than an hour, rather than the more traditional way which will take around 3 hours!

Having said that, we have included the stove top and oven method in the method below.

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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Rapeseed Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Lamb Scouse recipe.

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How many Syns are there in this Syn Free Lamb Scouse?

As the name suggests, it’s Syn Free, and it does contain a good portion of Speed Foods

You can always add some extra Speed by serving it with the traditional accompaniment of Pickled Red Cabbage and/or Pickled Beetroot.

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Can I freeze this Syn Free Lamb Scouse?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

How do I make this Syn Free Lamb Scouse?

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Step 1

Set the Instant Pot to sauté, then spray with some Frylight.

Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then sauté it until it’s brown on all sides, then set aside.

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World - Step 1

Step 2

Spray some more Frylight in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World - step 2

Step 3

Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg.

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World - step 3

Then place the meat on top, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top.

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World - step 3 meat

Step 4

Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the Instant Pot
Set the Instant Pot to manual for 30 minutes (natural pressure release for 30 minutes)

Syn Free Lamb Scouse | Slimming World - step 4

Step 5

When the pressure is released remove the lid carefully, and add the Worcestershire Sauce and stock pot.

Stir well to break up the sliced potato. This will thicken the Scouse.

Step 6

Add the potato chunks and stir.

Step 7

Replace the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual for 5 minutes (natural pressure release for 5 minutes)

Step 8

Check the lamb is tender and the potato is cooked, then check the seasoning and serve.

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
Instant Pot Method
  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté, then spray with some Frylight. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then sauté it until it's brown on all sides, then set aside.
  2. Spray some more Frylight in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.
  3. Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top
  4. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the Instant Pot
  5. Set the Instant Pot to manual for 30 minutes (natural pressure release)
  6. When the pressure is released remove the lid carefully, and add the Worcestershire Sauce and stock pot. Stir well to break up the sliced potato. This will thicken the Scouse
  7. Cut the remaining potato into chunks, then add them and stir.
  8. Replace the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual for 5 minutes (natural pressure release)
  9. Check the lamb is tender and the potato is cooked, then check the seasoning and serve
Stove top or oven method
  1. If you want to use the oven, preheat it to 160 degrees C / gas mark 4.
  2. Spray an oven proof pan with Frylight.
  3. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then brown it on all sides, then set aside.
  4. Spray some more Frylight in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.
  5. Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top
  6. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the pan. Cover, and cook in the oven or on a medium heat on the hob for 80 minutes
  7. After 80 minutes add the stock pot and Worcestershire Sauce, then stir to break up the sliced potatoes. This will thicken the Scouse
  8. Cut the remaining potato into chunks, then add them and stir. You may need to add little extra water if it looks a little too dry
  9. Replace the lid and cook for another hour or so, or until the potatoes are cooked and the lamb is tender
  10. When cooked check the seasoning and serve

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RECIPE NOTES

This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough

- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)

- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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10 Comments
  1. This looks so lovely. Can you cook enough for 10 to 12 people in one of those pots? And how many is the above recipe for?
    Many thanks, Joanna

    1. Hi Joanna
      If you look on the recipe card at the bottom of the page, there are little arrows in the ‘Number of portions’ box.
      You can adjust the number to suit you and the recipe will automatically calculate the quantities of each ingredient. Hope that helps 🙂
      The Instant Pot we’ve used in a 6L size. The recipe as published serves 6. You could probably manage a few extra servings in the Instant Pot, but being a pressure cooker, you can’t over fill it. (You need to leave room for expansion in the pot while it’s under pressure.) Sorry, l-o-n-g answer for a straightforward question!) 😀

    1. Hi Beckie
      It should work, if you follow the stove top/oven method to prep the dish, then transfer to slow cooker. You’d need to cook on high for 4-5hrs, then possibly take lid off and cook for another 30 mins to 1 hour to thicken.

    1. Hi Stacey
      You add the potato in two stages. Half goes in at step 3, before you cook. Once the first cooking stage is complete, you stir/mash slightly to break up the potato, which thickens the Scouse. You then add the other half of the potatoes at stage 6, then finish the cooking process Hope that make sense!

  2. Natural pressure release?

    I have the pressure king pro that as a valve that you leave open or close. So do you know which would be compatible for your version of natural pressure release please?

    1. Hi Joanne
      That control sounds similar to the Instant Pot. Leaving the vent closed would allow the Natural Pressure Release (NPR). Once the pressure has dropped you can open the cooker.

  3. Made this tonight. Sorry no photos was starvin’ Marvin and forgot but it was delish! Made it on the stove top and used leg of lamb- melted in your mouth. Big thumbs up from all the family! 👍🏻

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