Recipe: Lobscows (Welsh Lobscouse)

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This hearty broth that was a popular dinner in it’s own right on the farms of North Wales before the advent of deep-freezers and microwaves.


  • the quantity of meat and vegetables is set by the amount of the family.
  • a piece of salt beef
  • onions
  • carrots
  • swedes
  • potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Boil the meat for 5 to 10 minutes.
    2. Finely chop the carrots, swede and onions before adding to the meat.
    3. Simmer gently until the meat is almost tender.
    4. Add the potatoes and continue to simmer for 20 minutes.
    5. The amount of vegetables included will determine the thickness of the lobscouse.

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