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Easy Mince Hotpot With Mushrooms And Cobbler Topping

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  • Makes: 6 to 8
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 30 mins
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Easy Mince Hotpot With Mushrooms And Cobbler Topping

This is comfort food at its very best. Easy Mince Hotpot is perfect for when there's a chill in the air and the family need something hot, nourishing and full of taste.


  • 500g Premium Lean Steak mince
  • 1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes with herbs
  • 200g mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 pot of basil, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 level tbsp Quixo beef granules
  • 2 small onions, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp brown sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • For the Cobbler Topping (12-14 small scones)
  • 25g unsalted butter 1 medium egg, beaten
  • beaten
  • 225g self-raising flour 2 heaped tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard Pinch of salt & 4-5 tbsp milk

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Heat the 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a 25cm x 20cm deep casserole dish.
  3. Add the chopped onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook over a high heat for 10 minutes, to get heat into the dish.
  4. Add the mince, break it up well and cook until it changes from red to fawny colour.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, granules, brown sauce and mix really well then simmer slowly for 20 minutes.
  6. Top with the mini cobblers, turn the heat down until it's at its lowest setting.
  7. Cover and warm the topping through, for about 10 minutes. Uncover and serve.

For the Cobbler Topping 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7.
  2. Rub the butter and salt into the flour lightly.
  3. Add the oregano.
  4. Add the egg, mustard and half the milk and mix very lightly until you have a soft dough, do not overwork. Add a little extra milk if needed.
  5. Roll out carefully until the dough is 1cm thick.
  6. Cut out with a small plain cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Brush the tops with a little milk and a sprinkling of black pepper.
  8. Cook in the pre-heated oven until well risen and golden, about 10-12 minutes.



Phil's Tips

Mince meals have always been seen as budget recipes, with mince you can really find some bargain buys and make it stretch quite far.

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