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I've got another mystery dish, could anyone help me determine pts per serving???

Slow Cooker Scouse
(Serves 4)
450g (1lb) diced lamb 1 large cooking onion, peeled and diced 1 small swede, peeled and diced 2 to 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced 60g (2 oz) red split lentils 1 to 2 lamb stock cubes 1 vegetable stock cube salt and lots of pepper to taste 1 tablespoon cornflour (optional) 600ml (1pint) water 450g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled and quartered
Preparation method

1. Prepare all ingredients - peeling and dicing into medium sized chunks (no need to be too accurate!).
2. Place all ingredients except potatoes and salt in slow cooker with enough water to just cover ingredients.
3. Mix well and cook on high for a minimum of 4 hours or slow for a minimum of 6 hours.
4. Boil the potatoes, drain and add to the scouse, mixing well.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. If you prefer a thicker sauce, stir in cornflour and cook out on high to thicken.
7. Serve alone or with cooked or pickled red cabbage. Don't forget some delicious crusty bread (and butter if you are feeling naughty!).

Freezing tip
Freezes well - just make sure you stir well when reheating
Other ideas
Other vegetables which would not alter the taste too much include parsnip, white turnip, leeks or savoy cabbage
Other ideas
Much like Cornish pasties, everyone has their own version of "proper scouse". This is my version, learnt from my dear Mother-in-Law, Vi. It can be made by pressure cooker or simply in a pan...but the slow cooker method is by far the best as the slow cooked lamb adds a rich and tasty flavour to the sauce - pure comfort food!
Make ahead
Prepare the ingredients the night before in the pot and refrigerate. Put on before leaving for work and just finish off with potatoes on your return home. You can try putting the potatoes in the stew at the beginning, but I like the taste and texture of them added near the end of cooking.
Other ideas
Use shin of beef instead of lamb and add some red wine instead of all the water

courtesy of Slow Cooker Scouse recipe – All recipes UK
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plodding away
S: 19st5lb C: 18st5lb G: 12st5lb BMI: 40.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.17%)
I have pointed this at 14.5 in total. On the ww recipe builder I have counted the lamb as lean leg steak. The only other ingredients that have points are the lentils and the cornflour.

Have been thinking about getting a slow cooker myself this sounds like a great one to try.


plodding away
S: 19st5lb C: 18st5lb G: 12st5lb BMI: 40.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.17%)
Are slow cookers good for the summer months then? I was thinking more of a winter thing with the types of things you can cook in them. Maybe I need to broaden my thinking a tad.


Is a slow cooker the same as a pressure cooker? I bought a pressure cooker way back ages ago and only ever use it as a big pot for soup and I have never cooked anything with the lid on it... probably because I am scared of it! :(


..crawling after ze wagon
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How to Use a Pressure Cooker: 6 steps - wikiHow

With a pressure cooker you can cook things quickly, for example cooking chick peas from dried usually takes a couple of hours to cook, with a pressure cooker you're done in 30min. It keeps more of the vitamines in the food as well as it shortens the cooking time so much.

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