A casserole dish serving easy lamb hotpot

Easy lamb hotpot

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 55 mins


Serves 3

Family comfort food doesn't get much better than a hotpot. This lamb version is a great choice for busy weeknights, needing just 15 minutes prep

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal565
  • fat20g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre10g
  • protein32g
  • salt2.4g
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  • 700g large potatoes, peeled



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for brushing
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 4 carrots, chopped into small pieces



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 12 lamb meatballs
  • 450ml chicken gravy (leftover or bought)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 thyme sprigs


  1. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 15 mins until par-boiled, then drain and leave to steam dry and cool.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 10 mins or until starting to soften. Add the carrot and cook for 5 mins until tender. Tip the carrot and onion mixture into a large 2-litre ovenproof dish. Put the pan back over high heat. Fry the lamb meatballs, turning, until golden on the outside. Put the meatballs into the ovenproof dish. Pour over the gravy and tuck in the bay leaves and thyme sprigs.

  3. Thinly slice the cooled potatoes and arrange over the top of the meatballs. Brush the potato with 1-2 tsp oil and add a good grinding of black pepper. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until the potatoes are tender and starting to become crisp at the edges, and the gravy is bubbling.

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hybridauth_user 964
31st Oct, 2018
have yet to try this recipe ,it looks good ,the prove is in the tasting .
Shauna Kelly
22nd Nov, 2017
What are lamb meatballs?
29th Mar, 2018
Minced lamb rolled into balls
dianakozuh's picture
8th Oct, 2018
Are the meatballs just lamb mince rolled into balls or are there other ingredients that go into them?
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Oct, 2018
Thanks for your question. You can buy lamb meatballs from the supermarket or make your own, using lamb mince, a handful of breadcrumbs, an egg and seasoning.
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