Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot | Slimming World

We love a quick & easy dinner, with little washing up. This Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot is cheap, tasty, easy to make and most importantly it’s Syn free! That’s when following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan.

syn free minced beef hotpot | slimming world

Hidden under the golden baked potato top is a hearty, mixture of onions, vegetables and 5% minced beef in a deep, rich gravy.

syn free minced beef hotpot | slimming world

This Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot is pretty easy to make, and if you keep reading we have a step by step guide!

What do I need to make this Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot?

You can find the full list of ingredients in the recipe at the bottom of the post. But, here are the key ingredients to keep this Syn free!

  • 5% Minced Beef
  • Frylight
  • Xanthan Gum

We use 5% British Minced Beef from Protein Food Shop, I urge you to check them out and our Protein Food Shop hampers.

syn free minced beef hotpot | slimming world

Packed full of the BEST quality meat we’ve ever come across (which is saying something!!). They’re also incredible value for money, working out FAR cheaper than the supermarket.

The Minced Beef they sell is British and isn’t full of white specs, which is usually an indication that the mince isn’t the best quality. It’s really rather nice!

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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!

The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot recipe.

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Next, if you want to keep this Syn free, you need something called Xanthan Gum. Xanthan Gum is a syn free thickener and works a bit like cornflour. You add it to a liquid, and it thickens but you only need to add a little! When I say a little you use 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum in place of 1 tbsp cornflour.


You can grab Xanthan Gum in the free from aisle of any supermarket (it’s gluten free!), or you can grab it from Amazon.

How do I make this Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot?

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is part cook your potatoes for the top of the hotpot. Whilst this isn’t absolutely necessary it does cut down the time that this Syn Free Minced Beef Hotpot needs in the oven.

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Place the sliced potato in a large microwavable bowl, cover with water and microwave on full power for 5 minutes. Drain them carefully and set aside.

Step 2

Sauté the chopped onions in a large pan sprayed with some Frylight. Cook until they start to soften. Then add in the mince and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.

Step 3

Throw in the carrots and cook until the mince has started to brown. Stir in the Henderson’s Relish, red wine vinegar, Balsamic vinegar, and thyme.

syn free minced beef hotpot

Step 4

Then add the made up beef stock.

syn free minced beef hotpot

Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. The liquid should reduce by about half, then stir in the peas.

syn free minced beef hotpot

Step 5

Sprinkle on half of the Xanthan Gum and stir briskly to make sure it’s mixed in thoroughly and there are no lumps.

syn free minced beef hotpot

If the mince is still a bit too thin add some more Xanthan Gum.

syn free minced beef hotpot

Step 6

Check the seasoning, then pour the thickened mince mixture into an ovenproof dish, then top with the sliced potato and season.

syn free minced beef hotpot

Step 7

Season the potato with some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then cover with some foil and cook for about 35 minutes. Remove the foil and return to the oven for until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown.

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the sliced potato in a large microwavable bowl, cover with water and microwave on full power for 5 minutes. Drain them carefully and set aside
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  3. Sauté the chopped onions in a large pan sprayed with some Frylight. Cook until they start to soften
  4. Add in the mince and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Add the carrots and cook until the mince has started to brown
  5. Stir in the Henderson's Relish, red wine vinegar, Balsamic vinegar, and thyme, then add the made up beef stock. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. The liquid should reduce by about half
  6. Stir in the peas, then sprinkle on half of the Xanthan Gum and stir briskly to make sure it's mixed in thoroughly and there are no lumps. If the mince is still a bit too thin add some more Xanthan Gum
  7. Check the seasoning, then pour the thickened mince mixture into an ovenproof dish, then top with the sliced potato
  8. Season the potato with some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then cover with some foil and cook for about 35 minutes. Remove the foil and return to the oven for another 25 minutes or so, until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown
  9. Remove from the oven and serve

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6 Comments
    1. Hi Nicky
      You ‘should’ be able to as the potatoes are part cooked (although we’ve not tried it), however it may be best to store them in an airtight food bag so that the air doesn’t get to them as that’s what makes them go black, then assemble the hotpot when you’re ready to cook it

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