Scottish Stovies (Beef and Potatoes)

    25 minutes

    Stovies are traditionally made with leftover roast beef. This recipe uses corned beef but, as you'll see, you can adapt anything to it, making it a kind of stewed bubble and squeak!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 6 large potatoes
    • 300ml milk
    • 2 small or 1 large onion
    • 1 - 2 tablespoons butter
    • 200g corned beef, tinned or leftover

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes. Place in a medium-sized pot and cover with milk. Heat until boiling then bring to a simmer.
    2. While potatoes are simmering, chop onion roughly and fry in butter until brown and crispy.
    3. Slice corned beef into medium chunks.
    4. Set aside until milk and potatoes cook down into a kind of starchy soup, but with soft lumps of potato still.
    5. Mix in onion and corned beef, allowing all flavours to mix.
    6. Season with salt and pepper.

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    : I giggled a little when I read this because for years my parents have made this. There is some Scottish heritage on my dad's side and it would seem that this may be indelibly passed through genetics. lol. Seriously, this is comfort food at its finest. I like to add a little cheese on top just for more fun.  -  27 Dec 2012


    Something else. Instead of boiling the poatoes in butter, I boil them in water with 1-2 oxo cubes, I also add the cornbeef to the onions once they are cooked, and heat through. It makes it easier to mix in with the potatoes.  -  16 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This is a recipe for Corned Beef Hash!! Stovies is made with lorne sausage & link sausages.  -  18 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)