Delicious beef hotpot that can be in the oven in just 15 minutes!

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I love making a hearty dinner at the end of a long day. Sometimes, like with this beef hotpot, I like to prepare the meal in the morning and then have it to eat in the evening. A beef hotpot is a great way to use up lots of leftover vegetables and have a nutritious meal too. It’s SO simple and I have been preparing the base in the morning and then topping with potatoes just before putting into the oven. Be sure to check out my mealtime inspiration post for some other delicious recipes.

Beef hotpot

beef hotpot

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 400g casserole beef
  • 1/2 tsp Salt & pepper
  • 50 g Butter
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 600 ml beef stock
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Rosemary
  • 700 g potatoes


  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4 (180C). If your oven heats up really quick (like mine) you can skip this to save a bit of energy.
  2. Brown the beef in a little of the butter. Set this to one side. I had to do it in two batches.
  3. Fry onions in the same pan you browned the beef in. Once they have started to go translucent add the carrots.
  4. Cook the carrots and onions for a couple of minutes. Then sprinkle with the flour.
  5. Add the beef, salt & pepper, thyme, rosemary, and beef stock. Add the stock gradually over 1-2 minutes. 

  6. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until it thickens up slightly.
  7. Place the finished mixture into a casserole dish. 

  8. Wash your potatoes, leave the skins on if you want to eliminate food waste and slice. Spread across the top of the mixture to cover it completely. Dot with the rest of the butter. Place lid on your casserole dish. If you don’t have a lid then use tin foil – it’ll work the same!
  9. Cook at gas mark 4 (180C) for 1 hour. Remove the lid or tin foil and then cook for another 30 minute at gas mark 6 (200c). Voila! Enjoy.

This beef hotpot is the perfect Winter warmer and is ideal for the days when you have a little more time to wait for dinner, but want to spend minimal time prepping the food.

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Super simple beef hotpot. Easy to prepare, cheap and ready to go in the oven in just minutes. Frugal food, cheap eats, simple beef recipes

29 Responses

  1. Starlight and Stories February 14, 2018 / 8:03 am

    It is years since I had a beef hotpot, I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try!

    • katykicker February 17, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      It’s lovely and really simple too!

  2. Siobhan February 14, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Oh this sounds very yummy. Added to my list of dinner ideas for sure! X #bloggerclubuk

  3. Pati February 14, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Oh my i have to try this recipe ! its brilliant that it does not take a lot of time to make

  4. Helen February 14, 2018 / 10:22 am

    I’m a vegetarian, but my husband isn’t and this is exactly the kind of meal he loves 🙂

  5. Hazel Newhouse February 14, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    Hmmmmmm! When it’s cold, wet and dark winter nights, a hotpot is the perfect dinner. In fact, I know what I want for dinner tonight now. Thanks!

  6. Katy February 14, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Beef and potato are one of the few things that my fussy son will eat! And my non fussy son absolutely loves beef, so it would be a hit with him too. You can’t beat food like this in winter – warming, simple, and comforting!

  7. Ana De- Jesus February 15, 2018 / 1:45 am

    I might be a vegetarian but I love the idea of a hotpot recipe that only takes 10 minutes to make which like you said is perfect after a long day!

    • katykicker February 17, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      You could enjoy this with Quorn x

  8. Ami Rose February 15, 2018 / 9:48 am

    This sounds so simple to make. I’m actually making a hotpot for dinner this evening. But a lentil one.

    Ami xxx

  9. Clare February 15, 2018 / 9:51 am

    That sounds so good! I’m definitely going to give this a try, I’ve hit a bit of a rut with meals at the moment and always seem to do the same things.

    • katykicker February 17, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      Easily done at this time of year isn’t it!

  10. Rachael February 15, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    I’ve never had a beef hot pot, let alone every made one. I’m a vegetarian (on occasion have eaten the odd steak…) but not for years, but this sounds like something I could knock up for my other half and give him a meaty treat for once – poor lad is stuck on a mainly vegetarian diet!

    • katykicker February 17, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      What about using Quorn instead?

  11. Elizabeth February 15, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Now, this is my kind of hearty midweek meal! Love this, and it sounds so simple to make too. I’ll be trying this soon, thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  12. Kate February 15, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    This looks lovely! My mum used to make a recipe very similar to this one when I was younger, it was always so nice and warming in the winter! Perfect for chilly weather!

  13. Beth February 15, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I love Beef Hotpot. Although the last one I had was an awful frozen chuck in the microwave job that probably cost more than it would to feed all of us. Haha!

    This looks beautiful. I’ll be pputting it on my meal plan for next week. I’ve got some beef in the freezer. 🙂

  14. Becca Talbot February 15, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Such a simple recipe! I’m not a massive lover of beef though – are there are any other meats you could substitute it for? maybe chicken or pork? x

    • katykicker February 17, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Lamb goes great or even Quorn!

  15. Jen February 15, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Oh yum, this looks and sounds delicious! You can’t beat a good hotpot this time of year.

  16. Victoria February 15, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I haven’t eaten beef hotpot in a very long time! This sounds so yum, and looks quite easy to make. I might have to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Emma February 16, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    A beef hotpot is one of my favourite meals and perfect for cooler weather! Rosemary and Thyme work so well with it! Great recipe!

  18. Chloe Ciliberto February 17, 2018 / 11:33 am

    My Mum makes the best beef hotpot and I have to admit I’ve never tried to make one myself. I love that you can make this in just 15 minutes. I’m always looking for new quick recipes and this sounds so delicious. The perfect winter warmer to have on these colder evenings. I’m going to add this to my meal plan for next week. Thank you Katy! 🙂 x

  19. Kira March 20, 2018 / 10:44 am

    We love hotspot . This recipe looks delicious . Will definitely give it a go 🙂

  20. Zena's Suitcase March 20, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    This sounds like a great family meal and more importantly really easy to prepare and cook. One to add to the weekly meal plan I think

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