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Beef Hotpot

Submitted by Crafty Cookie 11 June 2009

Serves 4 people Serve immediately in hot dishes or on heated plates. This dish can be frozen, but the potatoes do not freeze well. To reheat, defrost thoroughly and then place in a saucepan, bring to the boil, cover and reduce the heat to a simmer, simmer for at least 25 minutes or until piping hot. Serve with mashed potatoes



1lb 8oz lean chuck steak,16 Chantenay carrots,1 large thinly sliced onion ,2 cracked fresh bay leaves,1 – 2 large sprigs thyme,Worcestershire sauce,1 pint beef stock,1lb 4oz potatoes,1oz melted butter


1 Butter a large casserole thoroughly.
2 Cut the steak into 1 inch cubes place in the base of the casserole dish.
3 Add the Worcestershire Sauce.
4 Place over the herbs.
5 Sprinkle over the carrots.
6 Sprinkle over the onions.
7 Pour over the beef stock, adding more if necessary.
8 Place the sliced potatoes on top of the onions neatly in layers.
9 Sprinkle with a little salt.
10 Cover with a lid, cartouche or aluminium foil.
11 Cook for 1 hour 40 minutes at 190 degrees centigrade/gas 5.
12 Reduce the temperature to 180 degrees centigrade/gas 4.
13 Brush the top of the potatoes liberally with melted butter.
14 Bake for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown.

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