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



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  • 300g carrots



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  • 1kg potatoes



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  • 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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25th Mar, 2011
Warming, traditional and tasty - especially the day after! Would suggest adding a little cornflour or gravy granules to thicken it up a bit.
1st Mar, 2011
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.
25th Feb, 2011
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
17th Feb, 2011
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.
13th Jan, 2011
I love this recipe. Its so easy to make and taste delicious. Pure comfort food!
4th Jan, 2011
Made this and the 'Easy White Bread' on my day off today, they went lovely together. A great mid week meal and enough left over to put in the freezer for an after work nourishing meal.Lovely tender chunky veg and the beans were an unusual but tasty addition.
19th Nov, 2010
Made this in the slow-cooker the day before the weekly shop. Used beef stock from a pot-roast earlier in the week, and did not have enough spuds, so added the last half of a butternut squash as well. We also added a little chilli powder to make it a bit spicier and thickened with cornflour. My husband and kids wolfed it down, so will definitely be making again - cheap & easy, stick in the slow cooker and forget!
8th Nov, 2010
perfect winter dish cook as soon as the weather turns cold.
15th Sep, 2010
So quick and easy, yet tastes good and comforting. My only criticism is the consistency - a little too watery. Little bit of Beurre Manié does the trick though.
23rd Jul, 2010
Tasty, easy and filling. A great meal for those miserable cold winter evenings.


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