Beef & bean hotpot

Beef & bean hotpot

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(69 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 8
A hearty one pot meal to satisfy the whole family

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal362
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre8g
  • protein31g
  • salt2.05g
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  • 750g lean minced beef



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  • 1 beef stock cube



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  • 2 large onions, roughly chopped



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  • 450g carrots, peeled and thickly sliced



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  • 1¼kg/2lb 12oz potato, peeled and cut into large chunks



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  • 2 400g cans baked beans
  • Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • large handful of parsley, roughly chopped



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


  1. Heat a large non-stick pan, add the beef then fry over a medium-high heat until browned, stirring often and breaking up any lumps with a spoon. Crumble in the stock cube and mix well.

  2. Add the vegetables, stir to mix with the beef and pour in enough boiling water (about 1.3 litres) to cover. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and stir well. Cover the pan and simmer gently for about 30 mins or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Tip in the baked beans, sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco to taste, stir well and heat through. Taste for seasoning and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with extra Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco, for those who like a peppery hot taste.

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14th Apr, 2009
A super casserole for all the family to enjoy on a winter's cold day. All in one pan is the best I know of, less to wash. This is a hit with all my family.
1st Mar, 2009
This is delicious and so handy - well worth a go! Have added parsnips on occasions to make it go even further - really tasty :)
11th Feb, 2009
Thought this was delicious, but definitely thought there was far too much water (I used a litre). You do need this though to make sure the veg is cooked but I cooked it down for an hour and it was perfect (plus it was nicer when the veg was softer). Really delicious. Haven't tried freezing it but will tonight!
31st Jan, 2009
Urgh! This ended up very watery, and not nice at all. Perhaps cooked too long.
1st Jan, 2009
Outstanding - very easy to make and the kids loved it!
14th Dec, 2008
very easy to make and very nice. the kids and my husband liked it alot
4th Dec, 2008
Gosh I must have done something wrong....This turned out awful...really watery, tasteless and really mushy....I cook lots of lovely casseroles and thought this would be really easy and lovely. I had to add lots more seasoning for it to be edible but turned out more like soup...potatoes turned to mush!!!! Has this happened to anyone else????
6th Nov, 2008
This is very good. I added a tin of butter beans and a large sweet potato, cut into chunks. Also threw in some herby dumplings for the final 15 mins. Real winter warming stuff!
27th Oct, 2008
lovely and wholesome dinner - did it with one pack of 500g mince - and this did for 2 evening meals although both times my husband had seconds. Didn't put in so much water as like it nice and thick and added fresh thyme at the end which was lovely. Will most likely make it again- just like shepherds pie with the potatoes inside
21st Oct, 2008
Delish! Basically, it's mince and tatties with a twist. Very simple to make and will definitely make it again.


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