Meat and Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings

Meat and vegetable hotpot in a casserole dish


Haven’t had this for a while, when I lived at home, my mother always used to make this every now and then. I loved it. You get nice soggy dumplings with a crispy top. The dish is filled up with plenty of meat and vegetable mixture for you to enjoy.

It’s a big recipe and easily feeds 4-6 people. Or 1 person for 4-6 meals if you live alone. I haven’t tried using Frozen mix veg, I’ve always used tinned. Should taste the same though

The Hotpot tastes nicer the next day because the Beef Stock thickens up. You can reheat it from cold (about 5 mins in the Microwave with a cover). I can’t remember if you can eat it from frozen too but I’m sure I’ve tried before. If you do this let me know if it works.



  • 2 tins of mixed vegetables (49p each – £0.98)
  • 4-5 large potatoes (£1)
  • 2 onions (£1)
  • 1 tin of corned beef (£1.49)
  • 1 tin of stewed steak (£2)
  • 3 Oxo Cubes (£2)
  • 1 box of Atora BEEF Suet (haven’t tried with veg suet) + 400g of S.R Flour (£2)

Prices of items approximately in brackets.

Total Cost approx £10.50 – £1.75 per portion. The oxo cubes are priced for a box of 20/40 so actually this is cheaper. I’m just assuming someone is buying all from scratch


  • Slice up potatoes and dice veg
  • Add all to a 4.5 Litre casserole dish or tin
  • Bottom of dish add layer of sliced potatoes
  • On top of this, add 1 diced onion
  • Then 1 tin of mixed veg
  • Then 1 tin of stewed steak
  • Add a new layer of sliced potatoes
  • Add another diced onion
  • Add another tin of mixed veg
  • Add the tin of corned beef
  • Cover in sliced potatoes
  • Boil up 1 litre of water, add 3-4 oxo cubes and pour over mixture
  • The water should be just under the top layer of sliced potatoes


  • Place the casserole dish in the oven (Temp 180’c – Fan oven) with the lid on
  • After 60 mins, remove the lid, cook for 30 more mins
  • Whilst cooking mix up dumplings – make them about the size of golf balls. The dumpling mixture shouldn’t be “tacky”, it should have the resemblance of a cold/wet playdough that doesn’t stick to anything. If it’s like this, just dry it up with some flour, if it’s crumbly, add a bit of water at a time
  • After 30 mins, remove the casserole dish, add the dumplings
  • Cook for 30 mins more then enjoy


Optional Extra:

  • Add Tomato Sauce to wind people up

Hotpot topping

Hotpot served up

Tomato Sauce annoys a lot of people


If you would like to try out this recipe, I’ve attached a PDF version – Hotpot Recipe PDF