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.
Ingredients (feeds 2)
6 sausages (we love Craggies Welsh dragon sausages)
1 onion â€“ sliced
4-6 cloves of garlic
1 tsp chilli powder (leave this out if you do not like spice)
1 tbsp Spanish smoked paprika
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
150ml chicken stock
2 tbsp tomato purÃ©e
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
a generous pinch each of dried basil, oregano and thyme
100ml white wine
1 tin of baked beans or a tin of lentils (or you can just cook 75g of dry lentils)
Salt & pepper
2 large potatoes, sliced and parboiled until a knife just passes through
- 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.
- Add the tomatoes, the stock, the dried herbs, the bayleaves, the Worcestershire sauce and the tomato purÃ©e, stir well and add the wine. Stir again and add the tin of beans. Let it all bubble away on a low heat for 10 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.