Stew recipe | Eef Cooks So (2024)

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Main dishes|Casseroles|Hotchpotch|Vegetarian|Meat|

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Making stew? This classic stew recipe belongs in every Dutch kitchen. Delicious with smoked sausage, but also with (small) meatballs! This is the tastiest and easiest recipe for homemade stew.

As the days get shorter and shorter, I start to crave tasty stews more and more! The recipes for classic stews such askale and Mashinendive stewyou could already find on my blog and I would like to add this delicious stew!

How do you make hutspot?

Everything in a large pan, add water, pinch of salt and cook. Drain and mash! Hutspot is literally so easy to make. Once you have the right proportions of potato, carrot and onion, you can quickly put the tastiest stew on the table with a few good seasonings such as pepper, salt and nutmeg!

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What meat for hutspot?

You can actually serve any type of meat or meat substitute with hutspot. But I think an old-fashioned onemeatballpersonally the tastiest or small (vegetarian) meatballs. In principle, hutspot is vegetarian in itself and can easily be made vegan if you replace the milk with plant-based milk and the butter. So if you want to eat a day without meat more often or even completely plant-based, then simply choose vegan meatballs. There are many (and really tasty ones) available in the supermarket.

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Making stew? This classic stew recipe is the tastiest and easiest recipe for homemade stew. Recommended!

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Preparation:10minutes minutes

Preparation time:25minutes minutes

Total time:35minutes minutes

Quantity:4 persons

What you need (ingredients):

  • 750 gram potato (slightly crumbly)
  • 750 gram winter carrot
  • 2 onions
  • 400 gram Meatballs (possibly vegetarian)
  • 100 ml milk
  • 50 gram butter
  • pepper, salt, nutmeg

HOW TO MAKE IT (preparation method):

  • Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.

  • Scrape the carrots clean and cut into cubes.

  • Cut the onion into half rings.

  • Take a large saucepan and add the potatoes, carrots and onion.

  • Fill the pan with water so that the potatoes and carrot are just covered and add a pinch of salt.

  • Bring to the boil and reduce the heat slightly. Now let this simmer gently for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes and carrot are done.

  • In the meantime, fry the meatballs in a frying pan with some oil until they are done.

  • Drain the water and mash the stew with a puree masher. You do not have to mash the stew completely smooth, there may be some pieces in it.

  • Stir the milk and butter into the stew and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve with the meatballs and enjoy.

nutritional value indication (per person/portion):

Calories:384kcal|Carbohydrates:36g|Protein:20g|Fats:17g|Saturated fat:8g

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  • Willy says:

    9 november 2020 at 15:11

    Stew recipe | Eef Cooks So (7)
    Officially, this stew should be prepared with a steak.
    Very old fashioned but oh so tasty..

  • Agnes says:

    9 november 2020 at 18:03

    What is very tasty is cooking chopped leeks. I always do.

    • Eef says:

      9 november 2020 at 21:33

      What a nice addition! Thank you 🙂

  • Louis says:

    10 november 2020 at 00:40

    I once received these tips from a friend of mine, who is also a professional chef:
    Do not cook the onions, but fry them separately and mix them into the stew after mashing. And cook 2 or 3 cloves of garlic with the potatoes and carrots. Then just continue pounding. This means you need to add much less salt to season the mash.

  • Betty van Koten says:

    10 november 2020 at 15:00

    What I always do is add nasi spices and sprinkle some fried onions on top. That's also the only way my son wants to eat it

    • Eef says:

      15 november 2020 at 13:59

      Sounds like a very tasty variation, thanks for sharing your tip!

  • Barbara Metz says:

    13 november 2020 at 23:47

    It is a delicious recipe.
    I first fry the onions in butter and as soon as they become translucent, I add the small carrot sticks and fry them for a few more minutes.
    Add a vegetable stock cube, a spoonful of sugar and a dash of milk, then add warm water to just cover it and cook over a medium heat. Once the carrots are done, mash them and decide for yourself how coarse or fine you want the stew. Eat it with a pork chop or meatballs.
    (Sometimes I go the “Indian way” and add nasi spices and a teaspoon of garlic powder before pounding).
    Oh well, that's how it can be

    • Eef says:

      15 november 2020 at 14:47

      Sounds delicious! Thank you for your addition. Nice to read all those versions 😀

  • Van de Velde says:

    January 13, 2023 at 17:39

    hutsepot also includes pig ears or pig feet. At least here in Belgium, learned from home.

    • Eef says:

      January 15, 2023 at 11:29

      Not in the Netherlands, and it is also something that is not normally available in the supermarket. Nice to learn that things are different in Belgium, I didn't know that 🙂

  • Jan says:

    29 november 2023 at 07:25

    This stew is often eaten in the east of the country with brown beans. I don't like it without brown beans. And a little allspice on top makes it even tastier.

    • Anna - Team Eef Cooks Zo Anna says:

      29 november 2023 at 09:46

      I didn't know that, how nice! Sounds good!

  • Marie-Louise Verberne says:

    March 13, 2024 at 7:52 PM

    My stew always becomes "watery" when I cook the onions and carrots. I now stew these separately in a little butter while the potatoes are cooking (with a vegetable stock tablet instead of salt in the water) and mash them later. Not so watery and the carrots are extra tasty.

    • Dominique - Team says:

      March 14, 2024 at 10:05 AM

      What a good tip, that sounds very nice!

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