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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heathben
7th Dec, 2011
4.05
Made this for tea and it was really tasty. I added some garlic and chilli for extra depth and it worked well.will make this again.
donnadrew
13th Oct, 2011
4.05
I made a huge pot of this to freeze, for when we move house. Added a big squirt of tomato puree, & a glug of mushroom ketchup for depth of flavour. Tastes great - looking forward to it!!
pollyparrot2
8th Oct, 2011
A lot of people have found this dish a bit runny. Why not try taking out a few of the carrots and potatoes, mashing them up together and then returning them to the pot? This will give a thicker gravy without changing the taste.
peterjay
14th Aug, 2011
4.05
We had this for supper tonight and it was delicious. We used all our own vegetables and mopped up the gravy with homemade wholemeal bread. Quick to prepare and I then put it in the oven (Everhot) for the day.
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rmitter3
12th Jun, 2011
3.05
a bit too much woostie sauce, but good. added silverbeet, rosemary and thyme
angiec_33
1st Jun, 2011
4.05
Very easy to make and even better the second time round when the flavours had mingled! My husband (very fussy eater) loved it. Will definitely make it again but will add more Worcestershire sauce next time.
astrantia2k
25th Mar, 2011
4.05
Warming, traditional and tasty - especially the day after! Would suggest adding a little cornflour or gravy granules to thicken it up a bit.
elainebailey1
1st Mar, 2011
5.05
Big hit for a easy to cook meal. Added some mixed herbs and a little left over passata to add flaviour. Served with crusty brown rolls hot from the oven. Really tasty and quick - family agreed for it to go on the camping food menu.
rstoop
25th Feb, 2011
4.05
A lovely dish that I'll make again. Like the others I too added cornflour. Also added a splash of soy sauce to give a bit of extra savouryness
nikita_84
17th Feb, 2011
5.05
Love it - so simple yet so tasty. I leave out the potatoes and add peas/green beans and serve with creamy mash for extra indulgence.

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