Recipe by Chrissyo
An old family favourite for a Sunday night dinner or a weekend breakfast. It is a basic recipe. You can add anything else you feel like to this recipe to make it go further, for example, peas, carrots or beans.
Top Review by Fernanda
I just added a bit more of Worcestershire sauce(a dash was simply nothing for my taste!), and used fresh herbs, also a bit more than a pinch.. Simply tasty and with a truly wonderful smell when I removed it from fire. My husband was raving about it, even without tasting!! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 500 g mincemeat (ground beef)
- 1 cup water
- 1 beef stock cube
- 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
- 1 pinch rosemary
- 1 pinch thyme
- 1 pinch oregano
- 1 pinch parsley
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce (about a dessertspoon)
- 1 teaspoon gravy mix
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon cornflour (if needed to thicken the mince)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat butter or oil in a large pan, add onion and garlic.
- Sauté until onion is transparent.
- Increase heat, add mince and dash of Worcestershire sauce- stir often to break up the lumps of mince and cook until mince has browned.
- Drain fat or liquid residue.
- Add the crumbed stock cube, herbs, gravy powder, salt and pepper.
- Make sure the gravy powder is combined with the mince so it does not go lumped when the water is added.
- Slowly add the water to the mince mixture stirring all the time.
- Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- If mince needs thickening add a little cornflour (ie 1 tsp) in water to the mix to thicken.
- Serve on buttered toast or with rice or mashed potatoes and steam vegetables.