A casserole dish of beef hotpot

Easy beef hotpot

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(114 ratings)

Ready in 40-45 minutes


Serves 5 - 6

Stretch a pack of mince to make this hearty dish. It's perfect eaten straight from the bowl with a spoon and some crusty bread on a cold winter's night

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal417
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre8g
  • protein29g
  • salt2.9g
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  • 2 onions



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

  • 300g carrots



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

  • 1kg potatoes



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

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



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


  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/1½ 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.

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cheekymissevans's picture
3rd Mar, 2015
Nice and easy to make. However the gravy was quite thin and cooking time need much longer than suggested. Overall a great cheap meal for the family.
15th Jan, 2015
Found this very bland considering the high ratings. Added some beef bistro and a tin of tomato soup which improved it. Good for fussy kids that don't like tasty food maybe but not for us.
12th Oct, 2014
So simple (and tasty). Used up a parsnip and swede instead of some of the carrots. Only had 600g potatoes which was plenty. Cheap and cheerful meal.
18th Sep, 2014
Easy to make and my wife loved it!
30th Jan, 2014
very tasty. I have made this several times and my boys just love it. cheap and quick as well.
15th Dec, 2013
Perfect, comfort food at it's best. Haven't made since last winter but will def become a family favourite again this winter.
9th Apr, 2013
Great comfort food. Tastes lovely and the whole family love it. I don't find it watery, the beans tend to thicken the whole thing when added.
14th Mar, 2013
I made this for the first time tonight and it was lovely. Very quick and easy to make, very enjoyable to eat and not too much washing up! I didn't have a kilo of potatoes - and I'm glad I didn't as I think they would have been too much. I used about 600g of Charlotte potatoes and they were perfect. I added a few sticks of celery and a couple of teaspoons of Bisto, didn't bother with the parsley but served the hotpot with a generous portion of green veg. A really perfect mid-week meal for a cold evening. Will be making this again and again.
15th Jan, 2013
The stew went down a treat. I'll definitely prepare it again!
3rd Dec, 2012
This is now a firm favourite of mine and I've been making it for over a year. I tend to leave out the potatoes and I add broccolli instead, without the potatoes it cooks much quicker than the time stated above and it's normally ready in around 20 - 25 mins. I've also made it using Quorn mince rather than beef and it tasted lovely.


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