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Savoury Mince

Published Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 by Mircalla

Comfort food with ingredients you probably already have



  • 500g of mince (i used veal and pork mince because it's all i had, but you can use just beef)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of chicken stock (if using veal or pork) OR beef stock (if using beef)
  • 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables (carrots, peas, corn etc)


1. Cook onion and garlic in a pan

2. Add mince and brown

3. Add sauce, stock and tomato paste, bring to boil

4. Add frozen vegetables, stir through and simmer for 30 minutes

Serve with rice, mashed potato or even on toast


  • Omphile 5 years ago

    Nice, simple and easy recipe ;)

  • Paul 6 years ago

    This is what is sometimes called a “template recipe” – it is the base for a wide range of variations.

    meat. Probably would work with quorn or an equivalent. Being a dedicated carnivore, i’ve never tried it, though! “if you don’t have beef, use pork; if you don’t have pork, use your head.” if you use meat, brown it well first. A good guide is that all the water from the meat has evaporated – but don’t let it get to the point of burning, a nice mahogany colour is ideal. The browning produces the taste molecules.

    garlic. Keep a tube of garlic puree in the fridge, or a jar of lazy garlic in the cupboard.

    onion. Essential. Use a red one for colour.

    stock. Use one relevant to the meat, or a vegetable one. Use it to “deglaze” the pan: slosh it rounds the pan until it has picked up all the brown colouring left by the meat.

    worcester sauce. Quantity looks a bit heavy to me, but your taste may differ. And/or mushroom ketchup.

    tomato paste. Alternatively tin of chopped tomato – use own brand, unless you are trying to impress the bird/bloke.

    veg. Anything you like. Grated carrot, for instance. Grated spud will thicken it; a floury one (eg maris piper) works well. Celery can be nice, but you have to buy too much. Mushrooms are nice.

    if you are really out to impress, with these quantities a tin of anchovies will help. (they’re cheap and don’t make it taste of fish, just rich.)

    finally, use beer instead of water. For those in the uk, mann’s brown ale is ideal. Anywhere else, you’re on your own!


  • Liv Burns 7 years ago

    Yum just what i need

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