Warming Vegan Hotpot

Maybe the ultimate healthy hotpot – easy to make, packed with muscle mending proteins and warming, hearty flavours.

vegan hotpot
Warming Vegan Hotpot

For 2 x very hungry cyclists you need –

  • 1 x yellow pepper – chopped into bite sized chunks
  • 1 x red pepper – chopped into bite sized chunks
  • 6 x vegan sausages (frozen)
  • 1 x red onion – peeled and finely diced
  • 2 x cloves of garlic – crushed and diced
  • 1 x teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 6 x sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 x sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 x 400 g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 x 400 g tin of cannellini beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 1 x teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 x tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 225ml red wine (optional)
  • 125 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Marmite/Vegemite
  • 1 x teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 100 g of fresh chopped kale – stalks removed
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Pitta breads (optional)

To make –

  • Pre heat oven to 180o C
  • Line a large baking tray with grease proof paper
  • Core both peppers and chop into bite sized chunks – put them in a mixing bowl
  • Add smoked paprika, a tablespoon of olive oil + salt (optional) and pepper to the bowl and mix
  • Tip the coated peppers onto the lined baking tray
  • Add the vegan sausages to the baking tray
  • Put baking tray in hot oven for 20 / 25 minutes
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large stock pot or sauce pan over a medium heat
  • Add diced red onion and an optional pinch of salt – cook and stir for 2 x minutes
  • Add garlic, chilli flakes, rosemary and thyme and cook for 1 x minute
  • Add tomato puree and balsamic vinegar – stir for 1 x minute
  • Add red wine (optional) – simmer mix for 3 x minutes
  • Add cannelloni beans, chopped tomatoes, stock, Marmite and Worcestershire  sauce (optional)
  • Simmer mix for 10 x minutes – stirring to prevent sticking on bottom of pan
  • Remove peppers and sausages from oven – checked they are cooked through
  • Chop sausages into bite sized chunks before adding them and roasted peppers to the saucepan
  • Allow the hot pot to simmer for 5 x more minutes
  • Add chopped kale to the mix
  • Simmer for a 3 x minutes – removing thyme and rosemary stalks
  • Then dish up with a warm pitta bread each (optional)

This recipe makes plenty of comforting and nourishing hot pot that will revive tired muscles and set you up for a big day in the saddle tomorrow.  It will fill a couple of hungry cyclists up – with a bit left over for lunch / post ride snack next day.