Scottish Stovies

    25 mins

    What are stovies? Stovies are traditionally made with leftover roast beef, potatoes and onions, kind of like a soupy stew. This recipe uses corned beef but you can adapt anything to it.

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    Serves: 4 

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

    Prep: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.

    The English version of using leftover veges from a roast dinner with/without meat is called bubble a

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    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 US | Canada)


    This Recipe is great! Traditionally eaten on St. Andrews day. It is best not to use canned corned beef as it is high in fat, and tends to taste like tin. Instead get it fresh from a deli or butcher.  -  30 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)