This recipe is heavenly and divine! I wasn’t sure about it at first as it’s not typical, but it came out fantastic!.

The Slow Cooker Welsh Lamb Hotpot is a quintessential dish from Wales, embodying the essence of comfort food. This one-pot meal, with its tender lamb, hearty potatoes, and rich, herb-infused broth, has been a staple in Welsh households for generations. Perfect for festive gatherings or cozy winter nights, this hotpot is a testament to traditional cooking.

Complementing the Hotpot with Sides

Enhance this hearty meal with some simple yet refreshing sides. A crisp green salad or a variety of steamed vegetables can balance the richness of the hotpot. Crusty bread or warm dinner rolls are perfect for soaking up the savory broth. For an authentic touch, pair it with pickled red cabbage or a tangy mint sauce.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Welsh Lamb Hotpot


2 pounds Welsh lamb shoulder or neck, cubed

2 onions, diced

2 leeks (white parts only), diced

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

2 cups stock (chicken or lamb)

2 carrots, cubed

2 parsnips, cubed

2 bay leaves

3 potatoes, sliced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 tablespoon melted butter (for brushing)

A sprig of rosemary (for garnish)

Optional: 1/2 tablespoon cranberry sauce

Salt and pepper, to taste


Season lamb with salt and pepper, brown in oil, and set aside.

Sauté onions and leeks in butter until soft.

Add flour, stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, garlic, and cranberry sauce (if using).

In the slow cooker, combine the lamb, sautéed mixture, remaining stock, carrots, parsnips, and bay leaves.

Layer potatoes on top, season with thyme, salt, and pepper.

Cook on high for 7-8 hours.

Brush potatoes with melted butter and broil for 5-7 minutes until crispy.

Garnish with rosemary and serve.

Enjoying the Hotpot

This Slow Cooker Welsh Lamb Hotpot is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of heritage and warmth. Serve it with your chosen sides and delve into the rich flavors and comforting embrace of this time-honored dish. It’s a delightful way to bring warmth and joy to your dining table.

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