Cold weather hotpot

Cold weather hotpot

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(111 ratings)

Ready in 40-45 minutes

Easy

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: per serving

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

  • 2 onions
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 300g carrots
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 1kg potatoes
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    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)
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

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.

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sosjander
25th Jun, 2012
5.05
Fantastic. I've made this a few times now and have added to the ingredients. As a non-red meat eater, straight away I used veggie-style chicken pieces instead of the mince, and I now include parsnip, sprouts (frozen sprouts are fine) and a some mushrooms - surprisingly, the mushrooms really do work. Finally, instead of using Worcestershire sauce, I add a healthy glug of Extra Hot Peri-Peri sauce - just to give to whole meal a bit of "oomph" and I also allow for all the wonderful flavours to "ferment" in the fridge (once cooled) for 24 - 48 hours. Easy to do and wholeheartly satisfying.
kezwold
2nd Jun, 2012
5.05
love this. ive made it around five times now, cheap, easy and makes so much that i can freeze a few portions too
kezwold
2nd Jun, 2012
5.05
love this. ive made it around five times now, cheap, easy and makes so much that i can freeze a few portions too
cc-offe
11th May, 2012
5.05
This was soooo good, my kids loved it and it tasted even better the next day.
arcanedust
4th May, 2012
4.05
This was the first time I've done anything to call a 'hotpot' and it was great tasting for a pretty easy dish to make :) I used 750kg new potatoes and some thinly sliced celery with the veg at the start, frying it for a bit to soften. I crumbled a beef OXO cube over the meat and veg and used two Knorr stock pots, one beef one veg, when the water went in. I added a couple of mushrooms with 10 mins to go, and the beans 5 mins to go, and as another commenter said, stirred in some gravy granules at the end. The result was quite a meaty taste but the veg still had flavour and its lovely to put together when home from work on a colder day. I'd definitely make it again and probably try making my own dumplings to go with next time!
rainbowrosebuds
2nd May, 2012
4.05
quick and easy to make and easy to adapt to your own taste. i added leeks and peas as i only had a small amount of mince. good way of using up veggies. was yummy even made with low quality frozen mince!!
halophd
30th Jan, 2012
4.05
i made this dish and loved it so easy to make and a tasty dish , i cooked mine the put it in the slow cooker for later tasted great, i did put some cornflour in to slightly thicken , but its a good dish alround my 4 year old loved it!
tabitha26
8th Jan, 2012
Yuk! Was like soup. If you're Scottish and want a plate of mince and tattles then make that and give this dish a miss.
tabitha26
8th Jan, 2012
Yuk! Was like soup. If you're Scottish and want a plate of mince and tattles then make that and give this dish a miss.
220972
7th Jan, 2012
4.05
I made this at the weekend and really enjoyed it. I had read the comment about calling it cowboy stew and thought this would appeal to the kids, it did but unfortunatley it did not entice my youngest to eat the veg in it!

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