- mutton or beef cooked with potatoes in a covered pot.
Origin of hot pot
First recorded in 1690–1700
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hot pot
Then why not make your hot-pot with mussels instead of oysters?
It was the culinary forefather of toad-in-the-hole, hot-pot, Irish stew, and of that devil-dreaded Cornish pasty.