Farmer’s pot

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Today, I’m taking you on a delicious adventure to a timeless classic: my Farmer’s Pot!

This recipe is a lifesaver on busy days. Even when you’re short on time, you can still whip up a fresh and flavorful meal that the whole family will love.

My easy-to-follow recipe breaks it down into simple steps, making it a breeze to prepare this hearty and satisfying farmer’s stew in no time flat!

So grab your ingredients and get ready to embark on this culinary journey. Let’s cook!

A white bowl of farmer's pot garnished with a dollop of crème fraîche and parsley.

What is a farmer’s pot?

The farmer’s pot is a hearty dish that is characterized by its simple preparation and versatility. With vegetables, potatoes and spicy minced meat, the farmer’s pot is the ideal choice for anyone looking for an uncomplicated meal with great taste.

You’ll love this quick and easy dish, because it’s

  • A soulfood classic for a stressful week.
  • Your ticket to a delicious, home-cooked dinner.
  • A simple recipe that even beginners can make.
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Recipe Tips

Use fresh herbs for an aromatic touch.

Experiment with different potato varieties for variety.

The farmer’s pot is easy to prepare and can be reheated the next day.

Storage options

The farmer’s pot can be easily prepared and kept in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

Simply heat up when you get hungry!

Variations

Try vegetarian minced meat for a meat-free version.

Replace potatoes with sweet potatoes for a sweet touch.

Pairings

Enjoy your farmer’s pot with fresh baguette or a crisp green salad for a balanced meal.

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Frequently asked questions about the dish

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Ingredients needed for farmer’s pot

  • 2 onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 carrots
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 500 g potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 400 ml vegetable stock (or 400 ml water and 2 teaspoons vegetable stock)
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt / marjoram / herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (alternatively sweet paprika)
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 300 g minced meat mixed or beef

To garnish:

  • Crème fraîche
  • fresh parsley

Note: You will find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below in the recipe card, which you can also print out or save as a PDF file.

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How to make farmer’s pot

Preparation:

Peel and quarter the onions. Peel and halve the garlic.

Peel the carrots and cut into large pieces.

Put everything into the mixing bowl and 5 sec. / Chop level 6.

Add the oil and 3 min. / 120° / level 1 steam.

In the meantime, wash and deseed the peppers and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Peel and dice the potatoes.
Then add the remaining ingredients, except for the minced meat, to the mixing bowl and 25 min. / 100° / counterclockwise rotation / level 1 cooking.

Note: The potatoes should be completely covered with liquid.

Meanwhile, place the mince in a hot pan, season with salt and pepper and fry until crumbly.

After 25 minutes, check that the potatoes are cooked.

Depending on the kind of potato and the size of the potato pieces, they may need a few minutes longer.

Finally, season to taste and add more seasoning if necessary, add the minced meat and stir in with a wooden spoon.

Serve in bowls and garnish with a tablespoon of crème fraîche and fresh parsley.

Enjoy your meal!

Note: You will find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below in the recipe card, which you can also print out or save as a PDF file.

A close-up of a white bowl with a farmer's pot.

These prep times are just an estimate. Everyone cooks at their own pace, and sometimes things take a bit longer or shorter than expected. Just have fun with it and enjoy the process!

I hope you have lots of fun cooking and enjoy your meal!

If you liked my quickfarmer’s potrecipe, you might also like my recipe for a simple beef goulash with bell peppers🙂

Your Christoph
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A white bowl of farmer's pot garnished with a dollop of crème fraîche and parsley.

Farmer’s pot

Simple, quick and tasty: Bauerntopf is the perfect choice for every day.
Author: Christoph
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Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Course Main course
Cuisine German
Servings 3
Calories 530 kcal

Equipment

  • Thermomix
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Carrots
  • 20 g Olive oil
  • 500 g Potatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 Red peppers
  • 1 Can Chopped tomatoes 400 g
  • 400 ml Vegetable stock or 400 ml water and 2 teaspoons vegetable stock
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Marjoram
  • 1 Tsp Herbs of Provence
  • ½ Tsp Smoked paprika Alternatively: sweet paprika
  • 2 Pinches Black pepper
  • 300 g Minced meat Mixed or beef

To garnish:

  • Crème fraîche
  • Fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Peel and quarter the onions. Peel and halve the garlic. Peel the carrots and cut into large pieces. Put everything into the mixing bowl and chop 5 sec. / level 6.
  • Add the oil and steam 3 min. / 120° / level 1.
  • Meanwhile, wash and deseed the peppers and cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  • Then add the remaining ingredients, except for the minced meat, to the mixing bowl and cook 25 min. / 100° / counterclockwise rotation / level 1.
  • Note: The potatoes should be completely covered with liquid.
  • Meanwhile, place the mince in a hot pan, season with salt and pepper and fry until crumbly.
  • After 25 minutes, check that the potatoes are done. Depending on the type of potato and the size of the pieces, they may need a few minutes longer.
  • Finally, season to taste and add more seasoning if necessary, add the minced meat and stir in with a wooden spoon.
  • Serve in bowls and garnish with a tablespoon of crème fraîche and fresh parsley.

Notes

You can also use more vegetables and/or potatoes. Then adjust the amount of water. The potatoes should always be covered with liquid.
Corn and (white) beans also go well in a farmer’s pot. These are then added through the lid opening in the last 5 minutes of the cooking time.
Serve with fresh bread or baguette.
Keywords Stew
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