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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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Course: Lunch/Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot pot potato, Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 717kcal


  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 2 lb beef lamb or chicken [cut into 2-inch cubes]
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or very finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger freshly grated
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes diced into about ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  • 3 lb russet potatoes or Irish potatoes [peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes]
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed and sliced into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper seeds removed and sliced into strips


  • Heat the oil in a pan; once hot (not smoking), add the beef and seasonings – thyme, chicken bouillon, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper. Continue stirring in the oil until the seasonings are well distributed, and the meat is well browned.
  • Stir in the onions, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add the garlic and ginger, cover, and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the tomatoes break down and release their juice.
  • Add the potatoes and the chicken broth, stir, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender enough to cut easily with a spoon.
  • Add the bell peppers about 3-4 minutes before the end of the cooking time and continue to cook until they soften but still have a bite to them.
  • You can serve it as a complete meal or serve it with a side of crusty bread.


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.