Taos hotpot

Taos hotpot
This hotpot inspired by a stay in Taos (New Mexico) is a mix of different meat and vegetables cooked long and slow, served with polenta.

The preparation is rather long, as is the cooking time, but it reheats very well.
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Last modified on: January 10th 2018

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Taos hotpot : Photo of step #1
Prepare and finely chop 1 leek.

Prepare and finely chop 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Peel 300 g turnip, rinse and cut into chunks.

Peel 300 g potatoes, rinse and cut into chunks.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
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Prepare 500 g potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) and cut into chunks.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 7 min.
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Cut 400 g beef and 400 g chicken breast into fairly large dice.

Stage 5 - 12 min.
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Pour 4 tablespoons oil into a large casserole or stewpot on high heat.

When really hot, fry the meat rapidly until browned, starting with the chicken, then the beef.

Stage 6
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Set aside the meat.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Add 4 tablespoons oil to the pan and when hot, add the chopped onion.

Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Tip in all the vegetables and meats, add 4 tablespoons chilli spices, salt and pepper, then stir well.

Cook for 2 or 3 minutes like this, stirring frequently.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Add 2 litres water, 70 g tomato paste and 2 beefs stock cube, and mix these in.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Bring to the boil.

Stage 11 - 2 hours
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Cover, turn the heat down to its lowest and leave to cook for at least 2 hours.

Stage 12 - 10 min.
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Shortly before serving, prepare 800 g Polenta.

Stage 13
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Bring both the hotpot and the polenta pan straight to the table, so that everyone can help themselves to polenta first, then spoon the vegetables, meat and cooking juices on top.
Taos hotpot, like any slow-cooked dish, can be reheated and served again several times - it just gets better every time. As the quantities are mostly for guidance, do adapt it to suit whatever vegetables or meat you have handy.
Several days in the fridge in a sealed container. Freezes very well.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,406 Kcal or 14,260 Kj211 gr204 gr293 gr
170 %81 %19 %44 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
64 Kcal or 268 Kj4 gr4 gr6 gr
3 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
341 Kcal or 1,428 Kj21 gr20 gr29 gr
17 %8 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 10 people : 17.01 €
  • Per person : 1.70 €

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