Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Slow Cooker Lamb Cobbler

Slow cooker lamb cobbler

The weather so far this winter has been relatively mild but it is still cold. With it being after Christmas there's still a certain amount of laziness in the air so I've been wanting meals with maximum comfort factor and minimum fuss. I fancied a nice stew with dumplings but found I had no diced meat in the freezer or suet! My solution to this was to use what I had in stock – lamb mince, frozen vegetables and to use self raising flour instead of suet. You could substitute the lamb mince for beef if you prefer. The cobbler topping comes out like a cross between a scone and little bread roll but means it turns the dish into a one-pot meal.

Equipment: Slow cooker or Crock Pot


1lb 2oz (500g) Minced lamb
1 Onion, chopped
6oz (175g) Frozen mixed vegetables
1 pint (570ml) Lamb stock
Sprig fresh rosemary
1 Potato, peeled and diced
Black pepper to season
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce or Henderson's Relish

8½oz (250g) Self raising flour
Pinch salt
2oz (55g) Butter, in small dice
1 tbsp (15ml) Mixed fresh herbs chopped (I used parsley, mint, thyme, chives)
1 Egg plus 1 egg for brushing tops
½ pint (285ml) Milk


1. Pre-heat the slow cooker to HIGH.
2. Add all the ingredients for the lamb mixture to the slow cooker.
3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 4-6 hours and then prepare the cobbler.
4. Rub together the flour, salt and butter so it resembles breadcrumbs. Then add the herbs, 1 egg and milk and mix together to form a dough.
5. Divide the dough into 8 and shape into rounds and drop on top of the lamb mix. Brush each one with beaten egg.
6. Cook for another 1-2 hours on HIGH or 2-4 hours on LOW.

Hosted by Farmersgirl Kitchen and Bakingqueen74
Cooking with Herbs Lavender and Lovage


  1. This looks like the perfect winter warmer - I've bookmarked it to come back to :)

  2. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I'll have to try it, thanks.

  3. What a great idea! I hadn't thought of doing a cobbler in the slow cooker and it looks so tasty. Thanks for joining us for the Slow cooked Challenge.

  4. FABULOUS herb and citrus recipe - thanks so much for adding it to Cooking with Herbs! LOVE a savoury cobbler! Karen


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