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Just because the warmer weather is setting in, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a hearty vegetable hot pot. Created by 2014 Masterchef finalist Jamie Fleming, this recipe incorporates an Irish component of mashed potatoes, herbs and butter to deliver a full flavoured and authentic taste.

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Hot Pot

2 tbsp olive oil

650g pork neck

100g plain flour

150g speck, diced

2 small red onions, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely diced

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 large parsnip, peeled, cored and chopped

550ml Ocean Spray cranberry juice

500ml chicken stock

400gm whole tinned tomatoes

8 sage leaves

½ bunch of thyme

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

salt and pepper, to season

40g butter

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


600g Desiree potatoes, peeled and chopped

200ml milk

150g butter

¼ bunch of parsley, chopped

¼ bunch shallots, chopped

Salt and pepper, to season

Pork And Vegetable Hot Pot With Creamy Champ Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. Lightly flour and brown pork in a casserole dish on a stove top with the olive oil and speck. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add more oil to the pot and sweat garlic and onion. Add carrots and parsnip. Fry until cooked through.
  4. Add pork back to pot and allow to summer for 5 minutes, stirring as needed.
  5. Deglaze pan with Ocean Spray cranberry juice. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, sage, thyme and mixed herbs.
  6. Once liquid is at a light simmer, transfer to oven with lid on for 90 minutes or until meat is tender and pulls apart easily.
  7. Place pot back on cook-top and allow to simmer. Add butter and vinegar to stew and reduce as desired.
  8. For champ, boil potatoes in salted water until soft and cooked through.
  9. Strain boiled potatoes and pass through a ricer to create mash.
  10. In a pan on low heat, beat milk and butter with a wooden spoon. Add mixture to potatoes and mix through. Season to taste and add shallots and parsley.
  11. Serve champ topped with stew.