Minced Beef Hotpot

  • 15MINS
  • 1HR 20MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 422KCAL

Our comforting, slimming-friendly Minced Beef Hotpot will fill you up, even if you are counting calories or following plans Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories422
  • Carbs52g
  • Protein34g
  • Fat6.6g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars11g

Minced Beef Hotpot - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

We love a quick and easy dinner, with little washing up. This Minced Beef Hotpot is cheap, tasty, easy to make and most importantly it’s perfect for slimmers!

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

If you’re after some other hearty classics, why not try one of these other recipes too?

What diets is this Minced Beef Hotpot suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Stock cubes
  • Worcestershire Sauce

You could also enjoy this Minced Beef Hotpot if you’re dairy free.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Minced Beef Hotpot?

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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 dish slimming friendly!

  • 5% Minced Beef
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

We use 5% British Minced Beef because it fits into a variety of weight loss plans, and reduces the calories and fat in the recipe.

 

Hints & Tips

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If you don't have a microwave, you can cook the potatoes on a hob. Add the sliced potatoes to a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring the water to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes until the potato slices are soft when a knife is inserted but still holding their shape. Drain.

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Added mushrooms and garlic to the mince, it made 4 generous portions plus two smaller portions for my mum - winner 👍
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Make it a little special
I have used Red wine stock pots, to give the meat a little deeper flavour and it was lovely.
The whole family love this.
If you haven't got fresh vegetables you can easily use frozen mix veg....just add them when you would pop the peas in.
Delicious
I used a mandolin to slice the potatoes thinly and was able to get away with 500g for 4 servings to bring the calories down a little. I also added braai seasoning to the mince while it cooked for some extra flavour.
Be careful not to overfill the wraps as they won't stick , and make sure to bake them on parchment paper!

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Xanthan Gum is a thickener and works a bit like cornflour.

How many calories are in this Minced Beef Hotpot?

There are 415 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Minced Beef Hotpot. This means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 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.

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Step 2

Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

Step 3

Sauté the chopped onions in a large pan sprayed with some low calorie cooking spray. Cook until they start to soften.

Step 4

Add in the mince and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Add the carrots and cook until the mince has started to brown.

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Step 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.

Step 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

Step 7

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

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Step 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.

Step 9

Remove from the oven and serve.

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

Can you cook Minced Beef Hotpot another way?

You need to bake the finished dish in the oven for a crispy, golden top. But you could cook the minced beef filling in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker: Brown off the mince and vegetables, place all of the other ingredients for the minced beef filling, except the xanthan gum, into the slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Remove the lid and reduce to thicken, adding in the xanthan gum a little at a time until it has reached your desired consistency.

How do you know when Minced Beef Hotpot is cooked?

You should cook this recipe until the potatoes are crisp and golden, and the filling is bubbling and piping hot.

This should take approx 1 hour in the oven, after the minced has been cooked on the hob.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Minced Beef Hotpot in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, you should ideally eat it straight away.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Minced Beef Hotpot in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Minced Beef Hotpot?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Minced Beef Hotpot?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Minced Beef Hotpot

Our comforting, slimming-friendly Minced Beef Hotpot will fill you up, even if you are counting calories or following plans Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR 20
  • KCals 422
  • Carbs 52G

Ingredients

  • 500 g 5% fat minced beef
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and finely diced
  • 1 medium onion peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 100 g peas
  • 350 ml beef stock made up with 2 beef stock cubes
  • 800 g potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixed to a slurry with 1 tbsp water
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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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 low calorie cooking spray. 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, 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. Add the cornflour slurry and bring to a bubble until thickened.
  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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Helen BarberThursday 16th November 2023

Hello looking for advice please I have made the Hot Pot and got my husband too as well both of us ended up with almost raw potato following the instructions, where are we going wrong?

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    Cheryl LloydThursday 8th February 2024

    It sounds like the potato may have been sliced much too thickly, meaning that it would take a lot longer to cook.

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