This Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot is a delicious mix of tender lamb, healthy veggies and rich, meaty sauce, all topped with crispy potatoes!
I’m always looking for new ways to make the recipes that I’ve always loved into healthier versions of themselves without compromising on the flavour or quality of the dish itself. It’s one of the things I’m passionate about because so many recipes that I’ve tried on Slimming World just haven’t lived up to the hype because they’ve either lacked in flavour, texture or simply haven’t been anything like the thing they’re trying to be! This Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot is the latest recipe that I’ve created, and I’m beyond happy with it!
Traditional Lancashire Hotpot is one of my favourite comfort meals, so I was determined to make this recipe live up to the higher syn versions I’ve enjoyed in the past, which it totally does. The sauce is thick and rich, the meat is tender, the potatoes are crispy and the whole thing is packed with flavour! So if you’re looking for a Slimming World friendly, Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe, then this should more than tick the boxes!
A Syn Free Slimming World Recipe
One of the things that makes a traditional hotpot less than Slimming World friendly is the flour used to coat the lamb and give the sauce its trademark silky smooth thickened sauce. This Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe is, as the name suggests, totally syn free, yet still has the sauce you’re looking for. This is achieved by using an ingredient called Xanthan Gum (you can find it in most supermarkets or on Amazon), which is my go-to, syn free, Slimming World friendly ingredient to thicken sauces. If you want to make this recipe but don’t have Xanthan Gum, you can also use a teaspoon of cornflower instead which is just half a syn – essentially keeping the recipe syn free when divided between the three to four portions you get from this dish!
The rest of the ingredients in this Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot are also syn free, and the best thing is that it’s also packed with speed food! The butternut squash and carrots are a great way to pack extra veggies into your diet in an interesting and tasty way, particularly if you’re feeding a picky family.
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How To Make Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot
If you’re looking for a lighter way to make a Lancashire Hotpot then this recipe is definitely the one for you. Not only is it great if you’re following Slimming World, but it’s also brilliant if you’re simply trying to eat a bit more healthily or are looking for tasty, family-friendly recipes to try out at home.
Yields 1 Lancashire Hotpot
Serves 3-4 Servings
A delicious, healthy and Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe - the perfect Slimming World dinner.
15 minPrep Time
1 hr, 10 Cook Time
1 hr, 25 Total Time
5 based on 19 review(s)
- 450g Diced Lamb Steak
- 1/2 Red Onion (diced)
- 1/2 White Onion (diced)
- 3x Cloves Garlic (crushed)
- 1x Large Leek (thinly sliced)
- 2-3 Carrots (peel and cut into thick chunks)
- 1/2 Butternut Squash (diced)
- Leaves from 3-4 Thyme Sprigs (plus extra for garnish)
- 300ml Beef Stock
- 1/2tsp Xanthan Gum OR 1tsp Cornflour
- 2tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 3-4 Maris Piper Potatoes (thinly sliced to about 5mm thick)
- Low Calorie Cooking Spray
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
- Spray a casserole dish with low calorie spray and brown the diced lamb. Remove from the dish and set aside.
- In the same dish, fry the onion, garlic,, carrot, leek and butternut squash until they brown slightly and begin to caramelise (around 8 minutes - stirring occasionally).
- Blend the beef stock with the Xanthan Gum until smooth (or cornflour if using instead) and add it to the casserole dish along with the Worcestershire sauce, thyme and seasoning.
- The liquid will bubble straight away, reduce the heat and boil for 2 minutes before removing it from the heat.
- Top the hotpot with your sliced potatoes, making sure that they are covering the whole top and that the potatoes are overlapping one another.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Put the lid on your casserole dish and put it in the oven for 40 minutes.
- Remove the lid and cook for a further 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and crispy.
- Garnish with thyme and serve with plenty of healthy vegetables.
Syn free on Slimming World. If using cornflour then add 1/2 a syn to the whole dish - this still works out as syn free when divided between three or four people as you will not need to count such a small syn value.
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