Lamb Scouse

  • 10MINS
  • 2HR 25MINS
  • 527KCAL

This slimming friendly Lamb Scouse is a perfect dinner for a cold evening, great for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories527
  • Carbs49g
  • Protein42g
  • Fat16g
  • Saturates5g
  • Sugars9g

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As the name suggests, Lamb Scouse has been a staple dinner for those of us in the Merseyside area, and our slimming friendly version is packed full of flavour and so easy to make!

We’ve used diced leg of lamb with all of the fat cut off to keep it lean, but traditionally this dish would use a fattier cut to keep it budget friendly. You could also substitute the lamb for diced beef for an equally comforting stew, it’s really versatile.

Cheap, cheerful and a family favourite, this hearty one-pot dinner is perfect for a chilly evening. Serve with a dollop of creamy mash or extra veggies for a substantial meal that’s super simple and delicious.

This Lamb Scouse can also be cooked in an Instant Pot, if you’d prefer! See the recipe here. As it’s suitable for freezing, it’s a great recipe to batch cook ready to pop in the oven on a nippy evening. 

What diets is this Lamb Scouse suitable for?

This Lamb Scouse recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made suitable for gluten free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Stock cubes

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lamb Scouse recipe?

  • You need to count 12 Points per portion of this Lamb Scouse recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 12 Points per portion of this Lamb Scouse recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Lamb Scouse recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Lamb Scouse?

You’ll need an ovenproof pan or casserole dish that you can use on the hob and in the oven.

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How many calories are in this Lamb Scouse?

There are 527 calories per portion in this Lamb Scouse, which means it falls into our Special Occasion category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Lamb Scouse is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C / gas mark 4.

Step 2

Spray an oven proof pan with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

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

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Step 4

Spray some more low calorie cooking spray in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.

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Step 5

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

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Step 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.

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Step 7

After 80 minutes add the stock pot and Worcestershire sauce, then stir to break up the sliced potatoes. This will thicken the Scouse.

Step 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.

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Step 9

Replace the lid and cook for another hour or so, or until the potatoes are cooked and the lamb is tender.

Step 10

When cooked, check the seasoning and serve.

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How do you know when Lamb Scouse is cooked?

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

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Lamb Scouse in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Lamb Scouse in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Lamb Scouse?

Yes you can! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Lamb Scouse?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Lamb Scouse

This slimming friendly Lamb Scouse is a perfect dinner for a cold evening, great for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    2 HR 25
  • KCals 527
  • Carbs 49G
  • WW Points:
  • 12 Green
  • 12 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 800 g diced lamb all visible fat removed
  • 1.5 kg potatoes peeled, half of them sliced
  • 6 medium carrots peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 3 onions peeled and roughly diced
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 beef stock pot
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees°C / gas mark 4.
  2. Spray an oven proof pan with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then brown it on all sides, then set aside.
  4. Spray some more low calorie cooking spray 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 a 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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Ella BMonday 8th February 2021

Could you do this in a slow cooker?

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    HollyTuesday 9th February 2021

    Hey Ella, yes the Lamb Scouse could be cooked in a slow cooker have a look at our conversion guide HERE

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John TweedieMonday 1st February 2021

The ‘headline’ cooking time for Lamb Scouse is incorrect – 80 mins plus another 60. That said, it was worth the wait 🙂

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    HollyMonday 1st February 2021

    Hey John, thanks for your message I’ve now fixed this error, glad you enjoyed the Lamb Scouse!

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