‘Global Scouse Day’ on Sunday – Here’s our recipe. It's Liverpool's Scouse recipe

‘Global Scouse Day’ on Sunday - Here’s our recipe.

Global Scouse DayUnlike pancakes on pancake day, we never wait for ‘Global Scouse Day’  to enjoy Scouse. Nor should you, because it’s one of the most satisfying and hearty dishes ever created.

But Global Scouse Day (Sunday 28th February) is as good excuse as any. This local dish is a family favourite across Liverpool and it’s as ‘Scouse’ as a Liver Bird, listening to The Beatles while riding the ferry and arguing about the match.

We love it, it tastes like home. Everyone’s recipe is a bit different, but here’s our’s. We’re making it for our Mum this year, but we’re using her recipe, of course, we’re not soft.

So here’s true Scouse in seven easy steps. Enjoy.


  • 0.51 lb beef stew meat
  • 0.51 lb breast of lamb
  • 1 large onion
  • 0.99 lb carrots
  • 5 lb spuds (peeled and chopped roughly)
  • 2 broth cubes or a tub of beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt /pepper / water


Step One - Cut the meat into large cubes and fry in the vegetable oil until lightly browned all over. Chuck in some Worcester Sauce for added flavour.

Step Two - Chop the onion into large chunks and the carrots into medallions (watch those fingers!)

Step Three - Place the meat in your largest saucepan and add the onion and carrot, putting them on the meat.

Step Four - Peel and then finely dice 1lb of the spuds and place on top of the carrots.

Step Five - Fill the frying pan with cold water until it is half full. Break up the Oxo cubes and sprinkle into the water or pop in beef stock tub Add salt and pepper for seasoning. Let the pan simmer gently, stirring occasionally.

Step Six - The large pieces of onion will start to break up and the potato will become soft and will make the final sauce thick. Simmer for a total of two hours, and then add the remaining spuds with a few more splashes of Worcester Sauce. Simmer for another two hours.

Step Seven - Serve piping hot with red cabbage, beetroot or even pickled onions and crusty buttered cobs, and it’s fine to add Ketchup and HP for flavouring. (We won’t tell anyone).

Read more about Global Scouse Day here. 


Published: 26/02/2016