Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

What is "mince and tatties"? - I hear you ask. Basically it is meat and potatoes, but with a Scottish recipe. Ever since I was a kid, I have loved mince & tatties, and even these days I could live on it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a good sized pan (non-stick is best) heat up some oil, chop up the onion, and stir fry.
  2. Break up the mince, and place in the pan.
  3. Stir until brown.
  4. Make up the brown gravy (see packet for directions! LOL).
  5. Add the gravy to the mince, and start to simmer.
  6. Chop up the carrots (as much/little as you want) and add to the mix.
  7. Pour in some peas.
  8. Add salt (we use low sodium)& pepper, stir and simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes.
  9. Peel and chop the potatoes, and boil for about 20 minutes, adding some salt.
  10. Serve and enjoy.
  11. Also great if served with some boiled cabbage or Brussels sprouts.


Most Helpful

I don't think this was a bad recipe at all, just not to my taste. It reminded me a lot of beef stew made with ground beef, and since I truly dislike beef stew, that's probably why I didn't care for this. It wasn't seasoned to my liking -- maybe it was a bad batch of beef gravy, who knows? At any rate, it smelled fabulous while cooking and looked like a very hearty meal. I think beef stew lovers would really like this!

AngelaTN June 05, 2002

The BEST! Sometimes I make it without the carrots. It is great either way.

Victoriah November 30, 2008

Should auld mince-n-tatties be forgot, And never brought to mind? Shouldn't PhoenixSpider get 5 stars, And days of auld lang syne? And days of auld lang syne, my dear, And days of auld lang syne. Shouldn't auld cookbooks be dusted off, And on mince-n-tatties we dine? And days of auld lang syne, my dear, And days of auld lang syne.

Pittsburgher December 09, 2004

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