Quick mince hotpot

    20 min

    This beef mince hotpot is cheap, tasty and satisfying! To mix it up, try adding other veg like sweet corn or broccoli or a half tin of baked beans. Try with lamb or turkey mince or Quorn® for vegetarians. Top with cheese.


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    Serves: 3 

    • drizzle olive oil
    • 400g beef mince
    • 1 carrot, finely chopped
    • 1 handful frozen peas
    • 6 mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons beef gravy granules
    • 300ml boiling water
    • 8 new potatoes
    • 50g to 100g grated cheese of your choice (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Warm a little oil in a wok over a medium heat then add the beef mince and brown, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink. Add the carrots, peas, mushrooms and onion and cook and stir for 5 minutes.
    2. Sprinkle in the gravy granules then pour over the boiling water. Bring to a simmer for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Transfer the mince to an ovenproof baking dish.
    3. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil then add the new potatoes, halving if they are large, and cook for 10 minutes until tender. Drain and allow to cool before slicing.
    4. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    5. Top the mince with sliced potatoes and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with grated cheese, if using.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and the cheese, if using, has melted. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

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    Yummy scrummy. X. I tweaked it a tiny bit. I sliced the potato on the top like a Lancashire hotspot and added a bit of garlic to the mince mix. It was gorgeous. Mmmmmmmm. Xx  -  18 Aug 2015


    Very nice, I added a clove of chopped garlic and used four tablespoons of granules but everything else was the same. Really enjoyed the flavour and will cook again. Thank you.  -  15 Jul 2015


    Added yellow pepper and celery. Turmeric, coriander and cumin. Anchovy paste and garlic puree. Thickly sliced potatoes.  -  19 Jan 2018