Scottish recipe : Stovies

Scottish food blogger Graeme Taylor, serves up modern twist on a classic Scottish stovies recipe, perfect for using up leftover roast meat.

Published: September 12, 2016
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1 In a heavy-based pot heat the oil or dripping then add the onions. Sweat down a little, allowing no more than a little colour to form

Add the remaining vegetables and stock and bring gently to the boil. Turn down to a simmer

3 Continue to simmer until potatoes and turnip are cooked and carrot and onion have softened

Add the meat, stir, and heat gently for a couple of minutes to warm the meat through

Serve in bowls, ideally with warm bread and a dram of whisky





This recipe first appeared on Great British Chefs. Take a look at their recipe collections for some more great Scottish Recipes.

Modern Scottish recipe: Cullen Skink Fish Pie from Stevie McLaughlin


  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 turnip, (swede) roughly diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, roughly diced
  • carrots, 1-2, sliced (optional)
  • 400ml of beef stock, preferably homemade, but 2 stock cubes in 400ml of water will do
  • leftover roast beef, lamb or mutton, 300g-500g, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp oil, or dripping, for frying
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