Crunchy potato, beef and chorizo hot pot

Crunchy potato, beef and chorizo hotpot. Photograph: Harry Weir

Crunchy potato, beef and chorizo hotpot. Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Jan 22, 2022, 05:55

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 90 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 400g minced beef
  • 150g chorizo, peeled and finely diced.
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbs honey
  • 4tbs tomato chutney or country relish
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 large rooster potatoes – very thinly sliced, peeled or unpeeled
  • Some melted butter for brushing


1 Set the oven to 185 degrees.

2 Put the olive oil in a pan with the onions and garlic.

3 Cook for five minutes, until the onions start to soften, then add the beef and chorizo.

4 Turn the heat up and cook for five minutes or so until the beef has coloured a little.

5 Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, smoked paprika, honey and chutney, then season.

6 Cook over a low heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally until it becomes thick and glossy.

7 Place the mixture into an oven-proof casserole dish. Layer the potatoes over the top, brush with the melted butter, then season.

8 Place the casserole in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are cooked and golden.