How to make a cheap-ass slow cooked beef hotpot.

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  1. kraag

    kraag Stalwart Prick

    Dec 26, 2015
    Buy $10 1L rice cooker from Aldi. [substitute for already owned slow cooker]
    Fill half way with water.
    Throw in 500 grams of beef strips/mince.
    Cut up 4 "TATOS" and throw in.
    Cut up 2 carrots and throw in.
    Cut up 1 large onion and throw in.
    Throw in a handful of peas 'n corn.
    Top up with water to cover ingredients.
    Crumble in 1 beef and 1 vegetable stock cubes.
    Generous squirts of tomato and BBQ sauce.
    Teaspoon of crushed garlic and chilli.
    Few shakes of salt 'n pepper.
    Mix well.

    Cook for 8 hours on low, stirring occasionally.


    Feel free to add your own recipe to the thread fellow non-mutants!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  2. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Oh damn, 8 hours? How does it differ from, say, 4 hours?

    As for me, i prefer the fast method:

    Clay pots (a bit bigger than a big cup);
    Chicken breast (cut into cubes);
    A mix of vegetables cut in pieces, similar in size to the chicken ones (bell pepper, egg-plant, tomato, beans (first have to soak them in water for a few hours), potatoes);
    A soup spoon of olive oil;
    A mixture of black, green, white and pink pepper (or only black pepper if you don't have others, but they often sell all of them in one package);
    A bit of salt;

    I go with 2 to 1 ratio of vegetables and meat (in that order and it should fill the whole pot). Put all of that shit into the pots, add a really healthy ammount of peppers (so that it transforms you into a dragon), a pinch of salt, a soup spoon of olive oil, and fill the pots with water up to about 70-80% percent of the pot capacity. Put the lids on, then put all of the pots in the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes (maybe a bit longer, depens on how hot the oven is, the potatoes will take the longest, as small pieces of chicken tend to cook really fast. You don't want to cook for too long, as the moisture will escape the pot and you will be left with dry crap).

    You can also put a soup spoon of sour creem when it's done (i have no idea if it's any good in other countries).
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  3. kraag

    kraag Stalwart Prick

    Dec 26, 2015
    4 hours on medium or so will cook it fine but 8 hours on low will make the meat and hard veg much more tender.

    Hotpot's 6 hours in for me, fuck I'm hungry! Been about 15 hours.

    I'd prefer to use a large crock pot for this but I had to make do... those little clay pots sound good, about a meal in each one?
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  4. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    2 pots if you're a bit more hungry.
  5. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

    Sep 9, 2015
    Generally speaking I pre-cook everything, either fried together in a pan until brown (onions and meat), or softened in the microwave for a couple minutes in the case of veggies. Then put in the slow cooker on high for a couple of hours to let everything mix and bring the flavours out. Much faster but still tastes fookin' amazing. Best meals ever in the winter.
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