Country Hot Pot Recipe

Country Hot Pot Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

175 g/6 oz soya cubes
300 ml/0.5 pt/1.25 cups Vegetable Stock
50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup butter or margarine

1 onion, chopped
1 leek, sliced
2 carrots, cubed
4 potatoes, cubed
30 ml/2 tbsp tomato puree (paste)

25 g/1 oz/0.25 cup wholemeal flour

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup red wine
5 ml/1 tsp marjoram
5 ml/1 tsp thyme
225 g/8 oz button mushrooms
150 ml/0.25 pt single (light) cream

100 g/4 oz/1 cup blue cheese, crumbled

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

15 ml/1 tbsp chopped parsley

Method :

Soak the soya cubes in the stock for 30 minutes, then drain, reserving the stock. Heat the butter or margarine and fry (saute) the soya until just browned, then add the vegetables and fry for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato puree and flour, then the wine, reserved stock, herbs and mushrooms. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the cream and cheese, season to taste and serve sprinkled with the parsley.

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