Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Scouse Recipe


Today on the blog I have something a bit different, this is a recipe post :)

This meal is called 'Scouse'. A little (very vague) history behind it; one of my most favourite meals ever that my nan has cooked for me from a young age, it was her speciality. If you didn't know 'Scouse' is actually a nickname for Liverpudlians. So a bit from my Liverpool heritage. Now my mum carries on the legacy meal to keep me happy, so when she said she was cooking it on Saturday I had to jump at the chance to take some piccies to share with you lovely lot.


2 large finely chopped onions
1000g lean beef mince
300g finely chopped carrots
1000ml beef stock mixture
2000g white potatoes
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Corn Flour

These quantities serve around 8-10 people due fact it feeds my mums house and my house. You can half the quantity for a family or 4, or just make extra to freeze for another day - whatever your preference.


Probably not the best at explaining this and writing it down (as well I am not a cookbook after all!) but I shall try my hardest and it is a really simple recipe.

**You will need a big pan like the one shown in below picture for this quantity!**

1. Add a tablespoon of Olive oil and add to pan
2. Take your two large onions and finely chop, then fry until soft
3. Now add all mince and fry until the usual brown, then turn hob to medium heat
4. Add one tablespoon of salt and two tablespoons of pepper for flavouring
5. Take your carrots and chop these finely, roughly same size as your onions
6. Boil the kettle, and mix your beef stock to 1000ml worth stir until all dissolved (like gravy!)
7. Now add carrots and beef stock mix to the pan and bring to the boil
8. Once boiling, cover pan with a lid and bring temperature to low heat leaving to simmer for an hour
9. Whilst everything is simmering, peel and dice potatoes (larger than onions and carrots but not too big)
10. After the hour is up, add potatoes to pan and bring to the boil for another hour or until potatoes are soft
11. In a jug add two heaped tablespoon of corn flour with a little bit of cold water and mix together well
12. Add this corn flour mix to the pan and boil for a further 5-10 minutes (until liquid in pan is thickened)

and viola!

Here is what it looks like:

I know that it doesn't look like anything amazing, but it is a nice easy family recipe that does the job and tastes super yummy! I mash mine all up and making a 'Scouse Sandwich' haha :) I think I used to do this when I was a child as I didn't used to like veg so my nans way of hiding it haha :)

Here is Corey enjoying himself, he even had seconds (which is a rare occurrence!):

So I hope you enjoyed my different post today, please be sure to let me know what you think and I may do some more recipes in the future.

Love, Gemma xo



  1. Mmm sounds good! I have 'scouse' heritage too :) x

    1. it really is :) you should give it a go! this is as 'scouse' as I get haha! xx

  2. We had scouse tonight also! Looks delicious. X

    1. thank you :) ah really?! that's so crazy, honestly thought no one would have a clue what it is xx

  3. I'm half 'scouse' but we live in Sheffield and as my mum's from here we've always wondered what a pan of 'scouse' was, she's going to be so pleased! Awesome post! :)
    www.shemightbeloved.com xx

  4. Reading this has made me hungry! I'll definitely give it a go :) Lovely recipe!

    Rose | Juxta-Rose


    1. haha thank you :) be sure to let me know if you do as would love to know what you think xx

  5. haha love it :) I am still shocked so many people have heard of it let alone eat it! xx



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