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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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!

vrog's picture
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Good and simple - I agree with others though who say that it needs a bit of thickening. Used a dessertspoon of cornflour.
Also only used 1 stock cube to reduce the salt a little.

sookynook's picture
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My boyfriend and I made this on Saturday, without making any changes to the recipe and it was wonderful! We had it with buttered crusty bread too; simply delicious and we'll be making it again!

lynsid's picture

I made this dish for friends and left out the beans, but added turnip and dumplings and served it in a giant yorkshire pud. This went down a treat, will definatley be doing this again.

lynettekotze's picture
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Very easy to make and great tasting. I forgot the onions, but added leek and some big chunks of sweet potato (oh, I also forgot the beans). and it was great.

deegriffiths's picture
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it was so easy to do when i got home from work.the best thing was my hubby did the washing up as there wasn't much, Nice change!!!

louiseburke53's picture
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this is a great midweek meal for all the family, my son loves it and has it as in the recipe, but for the adults i add some red chilli's to warm it up a bit more!! i also add bisto or corn flour to thicken a little. this also works in the slow cooker, even easier!!!

kay_wal's picture
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I made this last Boxing day. Simple to make and very yummy! Just an easy one-pot dish to dip into whenever you want on a lazy Boxing Day. Will be making it again this year!

junesymes's picture

A lazy cottage pie with beans, my children really liked it served with crusty bread. Trying it again replacing Beans with Herbs, Swede & Peas. Was reaaly quick and cheap.

trenethick's picture
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Made some modifications by halving the amount of potatoes and added other root vegetables instead of all thoses potatoes.(My husband said there was still too many spuds when we had it for our supper)I put everything into my slow cooker with one stock cube and half the amount of water .It was very tasty but will make yet more modifications next time.

evenstar's picture
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I was a bit worried about it cos it looked a bit watery when I was serving it up, more like a soup really. However it was really yummy and filling. Even my husband (who is extremely picky!) ate it all and asked for more, so just because of that I will definitely be making it again!!

wildwoman66's picture
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Have made this recipe a few times now and have enjoyed it every time.Will try it with herby dumplings next time for a change,great hit.

clairejprice's picture
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Not bad, wouldn't make it very often but ok for a change!

trishcronin's picture
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Very tasty all-in-one pot recipe. Have made a few times now and has been delicious every time.

silverhill's picture
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extremely easy to make. a real winner with my family. simple ingredients that i already had and worcester sauce gave it that little kick. i also crumbled 2 stock cubes in instead of 1. really delicious.

cerrynn1's picture

A keeper. I've made this probably a half dozen times now, both as written and with minor variations (adding frozen petit pois, parsnips, swede, etc). My husband and three teenage stepsons love it ... and it is very, very easy.

hawkieboy's picture
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never changed anything. this was a lovely dish whole family enjoyed it so much we made it again. very easy to make full of flavor.

rosedaled610's picture
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Yummy Yummy Yummy!! the whole family loved it even my 8 year old who moans about onions didn't bother picking them out. Would definately make again especially on a cold day. Next time going to fill a giant Yorkshire Pudding a change for sunday lunch...

fayfumbs's picture
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Didn't look that appetisiing, but tasted great. Added some dice swede. Omitted the worcester sauce when cooking, just added individually. Serving with fresh crusty bread is a must.

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