Mrs Beaton's Ragout of Leg of Mutton

Enjoy a traditional British meat with Mrs Beaton's simple recipe for a tasty mutton ragout
By Tony Tobin
Mrs Beaton's Ragout of Leg of Mutton
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 500 g cold roast leg of mutton, bone removed with the meat cut into thick slices
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 small carrots, thinly sliced
  • 100 g fresh peas
  • black pepper
  • boiled new potatoes, to serve


1. Trim off the excess fat from the mutton slices.

2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and onion. Fry, stirring often, until the onion is browned.

3. Add the mutton slices and fry for 2-3 minutes until browned.

4. Add the water, carrots, peas, salt and freshly ground pepper and simmer until the vegetables are tender, approximately 35 minutes.

5. Serve with new potatoes.

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