Minced Beef Hotpot

  • 15MINS
  • 1HR 20MINS
  • 415KCAL

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

  • Calories415
  • Carbs46g
  • Protein6g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars8g

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.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Minced Beef Hotpot?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Minced Beef Hotpot recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Minced Beef Hotpot recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Minced Beef Hotpot recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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
  • Xanthan Gum

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.

You’ll need Xanthan Gum. 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. It has less calories than cornflour and you only need a tiny bit – plus it’s gluten free!

You can pick up Xanthan Gum in most supermarkets down the “free from” aisle. Or online at Amazon.

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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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Any of the following go really well with Minced Beef Hotpot. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so hearty it can of course be eaten on its own!

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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 415
  • Carbs 46G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g 5% Fat Minced Beef
  • 4 Carrots finely diced
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 dash Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Fresh Thyme
  • 100 g Peas
  • 350 ml Beef Stock made up with 2 beef stock cubes
  • 800 g Potatoes peeled and sliced
  • ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
  • Sea 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, 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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JeriSaturday 8th August 2020

I can’t get potatoes golden color even I left it in the oven for another 45 minutes

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    SharonMonday 10th August 2020

    Hi Jeri, it sounds like your oven may not be hot enough.The oven temperature in this recipe is 180ºC and this is the fan oven temperature. All the oven temperatures in our recipes are fan oven temperatures. If you have an oven that is not fan assisted, the equivalent temperature would be 200ºC. There is variation from oven to oven, so I would just try increasing the oven temperature a little. Hope this helps and you have success if you try this again!

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Lian SimmondsMonday 7th January 2019

Made this tonight and it’s really yummy, got enough for lunch tomorrow too ????

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LauraTuesday 1st January 2019

Can you make this in a slow cooker?

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Ruth CooperSunday 23rd September 2018

Made this last night. Everyone enjoyed it.

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Jeanette SmithMonday 10th September 2018

I like the look this recipe. But I only have white wine vinegar in the cupboard. Can I use this?

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GregSunday 15th April 2018

The link for the protein food shop doesn’t appear to be working.

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Laura paal coatesSaturday 31st March 2018

if i substituted the mince for quorn can this meal be batch cooked and frozen? All meat substitiutes i have come across so far are bought frozen, wasnt sure on the rules of re-freezing once cooked??

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jasmineThursday 8th February 2018

looking at doing this for tea tonight! what would you serve this with?

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MattMonday 15th January 2018

I am making this for the first time tonight. Slightly worried that I’ve sliced some potatoes a little bit too large, more than others, and when they’re in the oven they won’t be cooked in time for serving. Any advice? Thanks!

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    Julie NashThursday 28th March 2019

    Will be making this tonight hopefully comes out ok

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KellyTuesday 19th December 2017

I can’t believe this recipe has called for good old Hendersons relish!! Sheffield’s finest!!! This is cooking as we speak!

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LyndaTuesday 5th December 2017

This was absolutely gorgeous. I would say it took me 2 hours from start to finish and i didnt realise it would be that long but it was mega! Everyone loved it – including my 6, 4 and 3 year olds!

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HeatherTuesday 2nd May 2017

making this for dinner tonight cant wait to try it 🙂 Thanks for the recipes x

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    KateWednesday 3rd May 2017

    Hi Heather
    Hope you like it!

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CharlieThursday 30th March 2017

Hi, At what stage would you prepare this for freezing? pre-cooking or after cooking?
Thanks

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WannabethinThursday 23rd March 2017

Made this last night for tea today was delicious!

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Sharon SpringerThursday 16th March 2017

This looks beautiful I’m adding it to this weeks meal plan thank you PON x

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    KateFriday 17th March 2017

    Hi Sharon
    Hope you like it!

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    Lisa JohnsonTuesday 16th April 2019

    I’m making this tonight for tea but using cornflour instead of xanthan gum. Can you please tell me how much cornflour I will need to use please?

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Nicky WinslandTuesday 14th March 2017

Hi.
Can you prepare to step 7 ahead of time or do.the potatoes go black?

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    KateWednesday 15th March 2017

    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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