This is not a traditional hotpot, this is my interpretation of one, so maybe a Yorkshire hotpot. This is a really good dish for a chilly day, it is filling and warming and can easily be adapted to whatever is in your pantry.
Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a heavy casserole pot and gently cook the onions, stirring occasionally, if they start to stick add a little water. When they are soft add the garlic, I left it whole as we are garlic fiends.
Meanwhile cook the sausages in a non stick pan, you should not need any oil, just turn frequently, cook until browned all over. Take them out and add to the onion pot.
Deglaze the sausage pan with the wine and let the wine bubble and reduce for a few minutes.
While the wine is reducing add the chilli and paprika to the onion mix. Stir through and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
Taste and season with salt and pepper. If at any time it looks too dry add a little water.
Put the potato slices over the sausage casserole. Cover and put into a preheated 170c oven for around 20 minutes, then uncover and cook for another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and browned.
<edit>This originally appeared on my old blog. I now use lentils in this as I prefer them to the beans, I’ll try it with a mix of beans next time I make it, just to see how it works. Â We serve this with some green veg, broccoli, green beans, peas.