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Hot pot potatoes – potato hot pot recipe

Hot pot potatoes are nutritious, delicious, and filling! It is perfect as a comforting and complete family meal or an impressive addition to a weeknight dinner or dinner party. 

Freshly cooked Hot pot potatoes


Many of you may be familiar with stewed potatoes, but not hotpot potatoes. This is a delicious and well-loved African stew that is especially popular in Cameroon and it is very close to the stewed potato recipe. So if you like the stewed potato recipe, you will surely like this hot pot potato recipe.

The star of the show, the potatoes, is loaded meat and vegetables, simmered together in a flavorsome spiced tomato sauce. The result is a beautiful one-pot meal that is as quick and simple to pull together as it is wonderful to eat. 

Potato hotpot served in a black bowl


One of the things I love most about this dish is how versatile it is; indeed, every family has their variation in Cameroon, which they, of course, swear is the best. I have used beef in this recipe, but if you prefer, you can use lamb or chicken instead. 

If you don’t have any bell peppers at home, carrots, green beans, or any similar crunchy vegetable will work just as well. Whatever combination of ingredients you choose will bring their own unique qualities to the dish, so go ahead and have fun with it. 

Watch how to make hot pot potatoes below:


The type of potato is the only element that I must be a little strict on. They need to be russet, Irish, or other similar potatoes that are both starchy and waxy

You want them to be tender but hold their shape as they soak up all of the delicious flavors from the sauce. It’s best to make this in a large, heavy-bottomed pan so that the flavors can permeate all of the ingredients, everything cooks evenly, and you end up with the perfect heavenly Hotpot. 

I know you’re going to love this, a taste of African sunshine and the comfort and simplicity of a stew, what’s not to love? It’s a real hug for the soul, wherever in the world you are. 

Hot pot potatoes served in a plate

If you are like me and you love potatoes so much, you might want to try these other delicious potato recipes:

Hot pot potatoes served in a plate

Hot pot potatoes

Hot pot potatoes are nutritious, delicious, and filling! It is perfect as a comforting and complete family meal or an impressive addition to a dinner party.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 717kcal


  • 3 lb russet or Irish potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 lb beef lamb or chicken if you prefer cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 4 ripe tomatoes chopped into about ½ inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed and sliced into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper seeds removed and sliced into strips
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 6 tbsps oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups chicken broth Tip; You can use water instead but will need to use more seasoning if you do.
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or very finely chopped
  • Fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare your potatoes, then put them into a bowl of cold water to keep them fresh while you get the other ingredients ready.
  • Then, add the oil to your pan. When it’s nice and hot, add the beef, thyme, chicken bouillon, cayenne pepper, and some salt and black pepper.
  • Mix to coat the beef with the seasonings, then continue to sizzle in the oil, stirring regularly, until the meat is very well browned on all sides.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes, and tomato paste and mix well to combine.
  • Stir in the garlic and ginger, put a lid on and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes cook down and start to release their juices.
  • Add the potatoes and mix thoroughly so that they are evenly covered in the seasonings.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender enough to cut easily with a spoon.
  • About 3-4 minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the bell peppers (or your preferred vegetables) and continue to cook until they are starting to soften but still have some bite.
  • Serve as a complete meal or pair with a slice or two of this crusty bread. Enjoy


Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 1590mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 6mg

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Friday 27th of August 2021

Is it compulsory to use the cayeene pepper. And pls what is chicken bouillon

Lola Osinkolu

Sunday 29th of August 2021

No, you don't have to add cayenne if you don't want any heat. Chicken bouillon is chicken stock (you can use powder or cubes)


Friday 7th of May 2021

Ma,in case we don't have the Irish or russet potatoes can we use the regular sweet potato ?

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 10th of May 2021

Yes, you can.