Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A tasty savory mince casserole that will warm you through in winter. It's not a heavy meal either which is a bonus. I always check the casserole and taste the sauce about half way through cooking just in case you need to add more water, stock or whatever you fancy. Where I have put pasta sauce in the ingredients, I mean ready made tomato based sauce like Paul Newman or Raguletto. I generally use a third of a jar.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 400 g mincemeat (I use lean mince)
  • 1 large onion (sliced and diced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 large carrot (sliced)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 4 potatoes (halfed or quartered depending on size)
  • 150 -160 g pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Par boil potatoes till semi-soft (but not too soft.
  3. In a large frying pan, fry the onion, garlic and carrot.
  4. Add mince and brown.
  5. Add herbs, tomato sauce, stock and water and stir through until well mixed.
  6. Transfer to casserole dish.
  7. Add frozen peas and par-cooked potato's.
  8. Bake in oven at 180 degrees celcius for one hour.
  9. Check half way through cooking and add some water if need be.
Most Helpful

This was a warm, hearty meal - ideal for winter however felt that it was lacking in something. Maybe a few more herbs/spices would do the trick.

Sharon70 June 14, 2007

a great dish, one my family has often in winter, a real winner!!

kathrynreid80 January 07, 2007