Friday, April 21, 2017

Beef and bean hotpot bake

Serves: 4
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: under 3 hours
Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
 Freezer friendly
Syns per serving:  1

Beef and baked beans are always a great combination and with the addition of a sliced potato topping, this dish is comfort food at its best.


  •     750g lean stewing beef, all visible fat removed, cubed
  •     2 large onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  •     2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  •     1 level tbsp plain flour
  •     Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •     300ml boiling hot beef stock
  •     2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  •     400g can baked beans
  •     2 bay leaves
  •     600g potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced


    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4.

    Place the beef, onions, carrots and flour in a baking dish, season and toss to mix well.

    Pour in the boiling hot stock then add the Worcestershire sauce, baked beans and bay leaves. Stir to mix well and arrange the sliced potatoes on top of the meat mixture.

    Cover with foil then place in the oven for 2½-3 hours or until the potatoes are cooked and tender.

    Remove the foil, then turn the oven up to brown the potatoes, or finish under the grill for 5-8 minutes until brown.

Tip: * Suitable for freezing


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