Beef & bean hotpot

Beef & bean hotpot

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 8
A hearty one pot meal to satisfy the whole family

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal362
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre8g
  • protein31g
  • salt2.05g
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  • 750g lean minced beef



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 1 beef stock cube



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 2 large onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 450g carrots, peeled and thickly sliced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1¼kg/2lb 12oz potato, peeled and cut into large chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 400g cans baked beans
  • Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • large handful of parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat a large non-stick pan, add the beef then fry over a medium-high heat until browned, stirring often and breaking up any lumps with a spoon. Crumble in the stock cube and mix well.

  2. Add the vegetables, stir to mix with the beef and pour in enough boiling water (about 1.3 litres) to cover. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and stir well. Cover the pan and simmer gently for about 30 mins or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Tip in the baked beans, sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco to taste, stir well and heat through. Taste for seasoning and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with extra Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco, for those who like a peppery hot taste.

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Comments (57)

jeremymiddleton's picture

I recreated this recipient with:

500g of Mince
450g carrots
700g of Baked Beans
1 large onion
1 Small Onion
2 x Knor Beef Stockpots
1/2 tube of Tomato Purée
Worcester Sauce.
4 x Medium Potatoes

Gradually bring to a simmer for about 4 mins or until carrots are tender..

After serving, add a glug of HP brown Sauce if you like a bit of extra spiciness.

Norma. mackey's picture was fine. Basically stew with added baked beans and Worcestershire sauce...quite bland and wouldn't rush to make again. None of the 8 of us loved it ...everyone thought it just ok.

Vivbev's picture

Easy one pot version of mince and tatties, despite bland reviews. Identical recipe to Cold Weather Hotpot on the next page but interestingly, it has generally positive reviews!

ziraels's picture

Easy enough to cook but more a stew than a hotpot. Even after reducing amount of water I had to use gravy to thicken it.

limefruitgum's picture

Handy dish, I would customise to taste next time.
Concur that the given amount of liquid is ludricrous. I put in a pint and even that took ages to boil down.

janfoweraker's picture

A bit disappointed. I felt it had far too many potatoes so cut them down a bit and added some swede and celeriac for different flavours. Like other readers found, it was far too watery, even after adding some cornflour to thicken. I decided to add some dumplings to soak up some of the stock and this retrieved it a bit.

techwizard's picture

Great recipe for feeding lots of hungry, young rugby players, especially when I scaled it up to serve 64! Grated onions and carrots in a blender (replaced half the amount of carrots with 2 bags of frozen peas). Potatoes have been kept separate due to volume, I shall spoon hotpot over potatoes which will be boiled, suits our club kitchen better (could do mash or jacket otherwise).

oopla69's picture

Easy to make, but after reading the comments and reducing the amount of liquid, it was still more like a stew than a hotpot - very liquidy! Tasted ok, but undecided if I'd make again.

tobybuckmaster's picture

im not sure why everyone loves this one so much, it was really bland and I ended up with far too much water so it was really soupy. Will not be doing it again.

fizzh89's picture

You need an enormous pan to cook the quantities in this recipe! I used a large casserole and couldn't fit all the potato in. I thought it lacked a bit of flavour and was watery. Having done it a second time, I put mixed herbs in, and thickened it with cornflour, even then it was like eating a thick soup because there was so much gravy. I will be making this again, but will be adding more herbs and thickening it more. Might be nice served with some warm crust bread.

melanieday's picture

Good recipe and good portion sizes. A nice heartly meal that was quick and easy to make.

glennie9's picture

My family love this recipe I didnt have any tobasco sauce so I used fresh chilli and added some thyme and a little rosemary.I served it with Nigel slaters lazy loaf absolutley Fabby.

lucyandsi's picture

Love this dinner and so easy to make! it does seem to make a vast quantity, I can only just put the lid on the casserole dish! Have tried this in the slow cooker, today I am putting it on a low heat in the oven.

buffduffdan's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe, as did the rest of the family! I'd probably use a little less water next time but either way it was very nice and I'll definitely be cooking it again

buffduffdan's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe, as did the rest of the family! I'd probably use a little less water next time but either way it was very nice and I'll definitely be cooking it again

mummybailey's picture

made this for tea last night and it was lovely however i also found it had too much liquid but i only used one pack of mince, perhaps using more would have reduced the liquid? i just mashed a couple of potatoes in which thickened it, children loved it!

holoria's picture

This is one of my favorite mid week meals. My kids love it and wolf it down every time! It also freezes really well. A winner!

nataliadale's picture

A nice midweek meal, it was simple to make, tasty and freezes well too.

gemzhere's picture

was a bit watery for me but the flavours were nice. would probably make again but add more veg

hollywoozle's picture

This is a great meal which is very easy, very cheap and turns out really tasty. I followed the recipe but simply cut the amounts down to make less (but tried to keep the ratios roughly the same). I used worcestershire sauce for mine and also added a few gravy granules and plenty of seasoning to make it extra yummy. Served it with bread rolls warm from the oven and it went down a treat. Far tastier than I expected!


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vinylate's picture

Made this hotpot this evening and it really was delicious. I read everyone's comments on here so was apprehensive, however I adjusted the recipe and it worked out amazingly! I also cooked it in a wide wok-like pan, rather than a saucepan, to allow a large surface area for the liquid to evaporate. The measurements I used are: 500g mince, 2 stock cubes, 1 large onion, 300g carrot, 800g potato, 750ml water, 530g baked beans. I took off the lid for the last 5min before adding the baked beans, then added 1.5tsp of corn starch to thicken. I used tobasco, not Worcester sauce, and added plenty of salt and pepper before the parsley. Yum! Partner and I ate two portions and I have 4 in the freezer. A great dish to serve a hungry family.