Steak and Kidney Hotpot.

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Dec 10, 2014

1lb Stewing steak cut into lumps.
4 to 8 lamb kidneys depending on taste.
2 tbsp. Plain flour
tbsp Mustard Powder. (depending on strength)
1 onion roughly chopped.
4 carrots peeled and cut into chunks
1 Swede cut into chunks
Brown beer or ale.
4 oz mushrooms
Chopped herbs, parsley or similar.

Toss the steak and kidney in the flour, mustard, salt and pepper.
Fry onion gently in heavy saucepan/casserole.
Add floured steak and kidney and brown meat.
Stir in remainder of flour.
Add swede, carrot and approx. 1/2 pint of beer.
Cook over low heat for hour and a half to two hours.
Twenty minutes before serving add mushrooms.
Add a little beer if Hotpot is too thick or add cornflour if too thin.

Makes four generous portions.
I was hoping you'd post this after seeing it on the dinner thread. Now this looks like something I'd really like and I'm probably in the minority, in really appreciating lamb kidneys. I had to figure what Swede means to American's though and it turns out to be Rutabagas here. It all sounds really good to me and thanks for the recipe!
PS...I'm guessing this is "Steak and Kidney Pie" without the crust.
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Didn't realise swedes had a different name across the pond.

Yes to the 'pie without a crust' comment. However for these country style dishes I prefer them a bit chunky, a bit rough and ready.
For a pie I would tend to cut the veg and meat a lot smaller.

Just personal preference, I doubt it would affect the flavour etc.


Actually Dawg, Rutabagas aren't white on the inside like turnips, they are golden.

They were one of my Mom's favorite dishes..Rutabagas cooked with lima beans and ham hocks. I'd pick out the lima beans. ;-) As you may guess, she was southern born.
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You're right, Kay. My grandma called them all rutabegas, whether yellow or white. Recently we scored some fresh turnips from a friend, nice and white. I cooked them the same way, lots of butter, and they were delicious!
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