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Crusty Cheese Hotpot

A great dish for family on those cold nights. Easy to prepare and cheap.


  • 1 lb. (500g) minced meat
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
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  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 French bread stick
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • flour for thickening gravy


Mix the egg, mince, chopped onion, breadcrumbs and Dijon Mustard all together in a bowl. Once mixed, roll into approximately 16 meatballs. Add water to a medium pot and fill about 3/4 full. Put on stove, add meatballs and start to simmer.

While simmering add carrots, peas and chicken cubes and stir until nearly cooked. Add flour and thicken mixture to your consistency or liking. When finished pour all ingredients into a large casserole and then Cut the French bread into slices and lay over top of mixture until covered.

Sprinkle grated cheese over the Bread sticks to cover and then place in an oven at 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) for about half and hour or until cheese is melted and has a nice brown crust on top. Enjoy, you don't need anything else with this meal and great the next day too.

Servings: 4
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
45 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: This recipe is my mother's and my own. No books or magazines involved, just great home Scottish cooking.

By Charles A. from Injune, Queensland

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

What do you mean by "minced meat"? What is it?


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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

Where I grew up some of the people referred to bologna as "minced ham." I don't know if that is what was meant by "minced meat," but I have a hunch it might be.

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