Hutsepot is a typical Flemish, Belgian stew dish. The dish is a combination of all kinds of winter vegetables and chunks of meat, whose choices and proportions are adjusted to the different local recipes, wishes, and availability.
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It is a dish that is cooked for a long time. It is prepared by yarning the dish for a long time at a low temperature. Traditionally, hutsepot is made from tough pieces of meat and tough vegetables that require a long cooking time. Nowadays, the long cooking time is often shortened by using a pressure cooker. The flavor of a stew is getting more intense as the food is kept longer, so it is often advised to cook the stew a day in advance.
Hutsepot is not to be confused with hutspot, a Dutch recipe for making mashed potatoes with vegetables.