Shearers' Mince and Potato Hot Pot


This is a very filling Australian outback recipe that is often made for the shearers.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (6 ounce) can mushrooms, drained

  • 2 tablespoons butter, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place potato slices in a medium bowl with enough water to cover.

  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until beef is evenly browned and onions are tender.

  3. In a separate medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter, and thoroughly blend in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until thickened. Reduce heat, and blend Cheddar cheese into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Line a medium baking dish with 1/2 the potato slices. Pour in the ground beef mixture, and top with mushrooms. Cover with the cheese sauce mixture. Top with remaining potatoes. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.

  5. Bake 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

646 Calories
42g Fat
43g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 646
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 273mg 21%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1163mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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