Cold weather hotpot

Cold weather hotpot

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Cooking time

Ready in 40-45 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 5 - 6

This recipe stretches a pack of mince brilliantly - and is perfect eaten straight from the bowl with a spoon

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
417
protein
29g
carbs
55g
fat
10g
saturates
4g
fibre
8g
sugar
3g
salt
2.9g

Ingredients

  • 2 onions
  • 300g carrots
  • 1kg potatoes
  • 450g lean minced beef
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 400g can baked beans
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • handful of roughly chopped parsley (optional)

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Method

  1. Cut each onion into eight wedges. Roughly chop the carrots and cut the potatoes into large chunks. Put the kettle on.
  2. Heat a large non-stick pan, add the mince and fry quickly, stirring all the time, until evenly browned. Crumble in the stock cubes and mix well. Add the prepared vegetables, stir them around, then pour in 900ml/11⁄2 pints of hot water from the kettle. Bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the veg are tender. Stir in the baked beans and a generous splash of Worcestershire sauce and heat through. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.
  4. Scatter over the parsley, then ladle the hotpot into bowls. Put the Worcestershire sauce bottle on the table in case anyone fancies a bit more spice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2003

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rivermite1966's picture
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Very easy prep. Will become a standard in our house. Think the sauce could be tweaked with a smidge of English mustard. One of these nice dishes you can almost busk, never the same twice but always tasty. Play with the quantities and it can be very economical. Would be great for children to get involved.

striker26uk's picture

Bland, flavourless rubbish. Good if all you eat is processed rubbish I'm sure but for us the worst thing we have ever cooked. I can't believe it made it to the magazine.

sisterdew's picture
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very nice, added some tomato puree, garlic, thyme and a touch of cayenne pepper.

brattanc's picture
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Made this for tea tonight and it went down very well. Prepared it all and left it simmering nicely while I went out for a run. By the time I got back in from my run it was ready to dish up. We added kidney beans rather than baked beans and some gravy granules to thicken it up. Will definitely make this again. Easy mid week meal. Very tasty.

huxley-radish's picture
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I left the lid off it for too long so most of the juice was absorbed, but man was it good. I overcooked it a little too so it was all slushy. Perfect with a bread roll. My flatmate loved it too :)

I tried to do it in the oven as my pots were too small to cook it all at once, but it didn't really cook as well.

alyc72's picture

I have made this several times now and it's always a popular dish with the whole family and very economical. I always add chilli and garlic with the onion and any root veg i have at the time. Delicious.

laurencepullar's picture
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Great dish. I used chick peas instead of beans and added a touch of turmeric. This will be favourite this winter.

lilymayrose's picture
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This was much nicer than I expected - only cooked it because I wanted to use up some ingredients that matched the recipe. I used celery in addition to the other veg and had a quick taste whilst it was cooking - it was a bit wishy washy so I added half a tin of chopped toms and a dollop of tomato puree. Lovely with our home made bread, will definitely cook again!

swirlie's picture
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We cook this a lot for something quick and tasty!!

chezza12's picture
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family realy enjoyed this.very easy,but did add gravy granules to thicken.

hotcook1's picture
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took out the baked beans replaced with spagetti hoops also added mushrooms .a very tasty meal

zakwoodway's picture
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very simple tasty dish added dried mixed herbs and served with garlic bread

nancypatrickstephan's picture
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Easy, simple yet yummy! My family loved it!

nancypatrickstephan's picture
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Excellent! Simple and easy yet yummy. My family loved this!

anniex's picture
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This is a delicious and simple meal, we really enjoyed it! I can recommend adding a chilli. If it looks too thin, just cook it a little longer, the potatoes will start to break down, and will thicken it. Great comfort food!

jompower's picture
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I have made this a couple of times. The first time my daughter complained about the onions so this time I grated the onions which helped thicken up the sauce a little I did also use some gravy to help thicken it up a bit. No complaints this time just empty plates. Very yummy

blackethouse's picture

Add a good pinch of dried chilli flakes to this delicious winter warmer. Everybody loved it. Voted onto weekly menu.

boobesque's picture
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This is one of my favourite recipes, its cheap, quick and tasty. My partner always goes back for seconds!
After reading the comments I am going to make this with dumplings next time!

ermintrude75's picture
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We found this bland and too watery, disappointing having followed the recipe closely. Even the reheated leftovers were not much improved, whereas with many dishes the flavours mingle and intensify overnight.

krissyb's picture
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i really loved this, its such a warming dish, great comfort food. we had it with warm crusty bread. it's great as well because you can chuck such a variety of veg in there. i would say it would serve 4 but thats probably because we like big portions in our house!

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