Beef & Ale Hot Pot
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Beef & Ale Hot Pot

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Serves 4

A variation of the Lancashire Hotpot recipe

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  • 6 potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • ½ small swede, cubed
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 lb beef stew meat, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 150 ml beef stock
  • 150 ml brown ale
  • 2 tbsps butter, melted
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 fresh bay leaf


    1. Heat a little oil in frying pan & brown stew meat along with onions & carrots, leek & swede to soften slightly.
    2. add beef stock, worcestershire sauce, all herbs, salt & pepper, tomato puree & ale, stir adding flour to thinken and simmer for 5-10 mins.
    3. Transfer into large casserole oven dish.
    4. Blanch the sliced potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 3-5 mins, drain.
    5. Layer sliced potatoes onto beef casserole mix. Brush the potatoes with melted butter.
    6. Cover up & bake for 1 hr.
    7. Remove the hot pot from the oven. Uncover & brush the potatoes again with melted butter.Return to the oven for a further 15mins, uncovered, to brown the potatoes.
    8. Serve garnished with parsley.
    9. Tip; sprinkle grated cheddar on top of the potatoes 5 mins before cooking time is complete....yummy.

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cdclarke112's picture

Recipe not clear on the oven temperature,only says (Cover up & bake for 1 hr.)

ninjascott2005's picture

Errrm...either I'm being really blind, or there's no oven temp with this recipe! I've whacked mine in at 230deg. I'll report back on how it turns out! :)