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A casserole dish of beef hotpot

Easy beef hotpot

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(113 ratings)

Ready in 40-45 minutes

Easy

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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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/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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sarahjcrossley
26th Sep, 2017
3.8
I've made this frequently, follow the recipe but add some plain flour before the stock. My teenagers make it if they have friends over and serve it in giant Yorkshire puddings. It's a good, economical dinner.
nikita_84
14th Jul, 2017
5.05
Nursery food at it's best! I add peas at the same time at the beans, leave out the potatoes and serve with mash instead for extra comfort on a cold night with a dash or two of tabasco for a bit of a kick.
diasgreig
1st Jun, 2017
5.05
Our staple meal every week.
Rk1886
29th Dec, 2016
3.8
Love this recipe, but I had to add a little gravy mix to thicken it up
catbail
26th Oct, 2016
We love this. I don't use the beans, but add extra veg like sliced cabbage, parsnip, celery - whatever's around waiting to be used up. It freezes well too.
feejay01
29th Jun, 2016
5.05
This is a cheap and cheerful uncomplicated dish. Its also super quick and easy! I really enjoyed it, I read a few of the negative reviews and disagree whilst this is not fine dining it does what it says and the whole family loved it for what it is.
Aj070
5th Aug, 2015
5.05
Very good and quick to make. I also put some turnip in and a small squirt of puree
AshleyP
4th Jul, 2015
5.05
I have to say out of all the g.f recipes I have tryed this is my top fav. It's the easiest- pop everything in the dish (I don't pre-fry the meat just put it ALL in) then leave, the longer the better. This is one that is always being made in our house. It's SOOOooo easy, cheap if ur on a budget, but so tasty and so full of goodness. 100%
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cheekymissevans
3rd Mar, 2015
5.05
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.
lauramurray
15th Jan, 2015
2.55
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.

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jennimh
14th Sep, 2013
Is there any reason why this recipe does not have a freezable symbol?
hopkij
9th Apr, 2014
5.05
Lovely recipe, cheap to make and tasty. I add large chunks of celery, chilli flakes and as I like a thicker consistency I mix the Worcester sauce with cornflour before adding. Freezes well and healthy, what more could you ask for.