Something different for you here, we always have a pack of mince in our fridge/freezer but normally end up making Spaghetti Bolognese or Chilli con Carne (not that there is anything wrong with that). But, for a change, we have created this Curried Mince Hotpot. What’s even better is you can make it all in one pot!!
Off-topic, we are celebrating some good news this week, we are now number 11 on the UK Food Bloggers and Websites To Follow in 2020 on Feedspot. Such a great achievement, so proud of ourselves! We celebrated with a date night out at a Nepalese restaurant, we will try recreating some of the delicious flavours enjoyed there soon!
Despite the above blow out, I am still on the slimming world diet so we have used Frylight instead of Oil & 5% fat mince. If you are not on a diet you can use normal oil and higher fat content mince to make it even better!
We use our favourite cast iron pan! Best purchase ever, if you haven’t got one I highly recommend treating yourself to one! I use it pretty much every day! Can be used on hob and oven so no need to transfer to another dish. It is also so easy to clean, just soak for 5 minutes and you don’t even need to scrub!
Making Curried Mince Hotpot step by step
The first step is to make the curried mince. Simply brown off onions, then add mince, garam masala, curry leaves (if you can’t find them use bay leaves instead), next add the Garlic and Chilli (we use Gia purees a. because they are so easy and taste just like the real alternative and b. as this is a sponsored post) finally add parsnips and carrots and fry off until mince is browned
Next, add stock (made up with 2 oxo stock cubes) and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
Whilst that is simmering peel and chop your Sweet Potatoes into thin slices. Cover with just enough water, bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes, make sure you drain them immediately as if you cook too long they will go too soft and break!
Once the curried mince is finished remove curry leaves add peas and season with salt & pepper to your liking. If you are using a hob to oven pot you can do next step in the same pot. If not now is the time to transfer to a casserole dish.
Top the spicy curried mince with the parboiled Sweet Potatoes slices. Give a generous spray of fry light all over the top
Place in the oven for 20 mins, add more fry light and turn the oven up for the last 10 minutes to brown off potato slices.
There you have it your Curried Mince Hotpot is ready to serve. We sprinkled ours with fresh coriander and more pepper ready to serve to the family on the table!
The sweetness of the sweet Potatoes with the spiciness of the curried mince works perfectly.
What to serve with?
Best served up with a simple side salad of lettuce, cucumber, and tomato. And a generous dollop of Mint Ratita which I made with fat-free yoghurt, 2 tsp of mint sauce and 2 tsp of sweetener to keep it slimming world friendly. Luke also had a poppadum with this!
Alternatively, you can serve as it is, just a larger portion! Or a side of more vegetables?
I hope you enjoyed this as much as we did! We will be making it more often for sure!
Curried Mince Hotpot
- 500 Grams (1 lb) lean mince 5% Fat
- Spray oil Frylight
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tbsp Gia Garlic Puree or 5 crushed garlic cloves
- 1 tsp Gia Chilli Puree 1-2 chilli pepper
- 4 tsp Garam Masala or curry powder
- 3 curry leaves
- 300 ml (1 cup) Beef stock I used 2 oxo cubes
- 100 Grams (1/2 cup) Peas
- 2 Carrots Chopped
- 2 Parsnips Chopped
- 2 Large Sweet Potato Thinly sliced
- Coriander to serve
- Preheat oven to 190°c.
- Saute onions for 5 mins, add mince breaking it down with a wooden spoon.
- Next, add garam masala, curry leaves, garlic & chilli, carrots and parsnips. Stir together until mince is browned.
- Add stock and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Whilst mince is simmering, place sliced potatoes in a saucepan filled with enough water to cover. Bring to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, drain immediately (do not overcook or they will break.)
- Remove curry leaves, stir in the peas and season with salt & pepper. If using a hob to oven dish layer potato straight on top. Or transfer to a casserole dish before layering potatoes on.
- Spray a generous amount of spray oil over the potatoes. Place on the top shelf of oven for 20 minutes. Respray with more spray oil, if not browning off turn oven to 210°c for the final 10 minutes.
- Serve scattered with coriander, salt & pepper. Enjoy!