Making this for tea tonight, thought I would share the recipe with you...
Heat the oven to 180.
Chop a biggish onion into thinnish rings and start to fry gently in large pan.
Meanwhile make a start chopping up your veg - 2 or 3 large carrots, some mushrooms and potatoes. I usually do some and then wait to see how much more I will need as I am building up my layers so that there isn't any left over and wasted because it isn't needed.
Once the onion has softened down a bit add 3 or 4 cloves of crushed garlic and cook for a further couple of minutes. Then add half a teaspoon of basil and the same of oregano and one and a half teaspoons of thyme. Stir into onion/garlic mix and then add half a bag of soya mince and the equivalent volume of water.
Add the magic ingredient - 2 generous teaspoons of marmite and make sure you stir this in well so all the mixture is nice and marmitey.
Add salt and pepper.
You can leave the mince mixture simmering until you are ready for it but don't let it burn.
Grease the casserole dish with oil to try and prevent too much sticking when you serve it.
Start compiling your hotpot layers making sure to put some salt and pepper on each layer as you build (with the exception of the mince which is already seasoned). I start with a layer of potato at the bottom so that you get three layers of potato in the pot and two of everything else. Layers starting from the bottom are: potato, mince mixture, carrot, mushroom, potato, mince mixture, carrot, mushroom, jam1, final layer of potato on top.
Finally pour one stock cube's worth (190ml) of stock over the top and through any gaps at the sides. Put the casserole lid on and place in the oven for 2 hours. After one hour remove the lid. Check the level of the liquid after 20 mins and add a little further stock if required.