Savoury beef mince

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Serves: 4

By krazyk



  • 1 pinch salt and pepper (to taste)

  • 1 onion (to taste)

  • 150ml water

  • 2-3 potatoes mashed

  • 2 tsp cornflour heaped

  • 1 handful carrot grated (optional)

  • 1 OXO cube

  • 1 tsp bovril or marmite (to taste)

  • 450g beef mince

  • 1 handful mushrooms (optional)


  1. Brown mince and then drain fat off.
  2. Add the water, then onions/mushrooms.
  3. Add OXO cube.
  4. Stir until onions/mushrooms softened.
  5. Add Bovril/Marmite.
  6. Stir in and taste until you're happy with beefiness.
  7. Add cornflour mixed with water to thicken gravy.
  8. Pour into ovenproof dish and cover with mashed potato.
  9. Cover potatoes with cheese if desired.
  10. Cook until mash has crispy top.
  11. Serve with runner beans, baked beans or anything you like.

Handy Hint

Get potatoes boiling and softened ready for mince as it doesn't take long for mince to cook. Add egg, milk, butter, salt and pepper if required to mash.

Additional Information

  • mushroom

  • carrot

  • beef

  • Potato

  • Meat

  • Main Course

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

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  • krazyk 14/03/10 01:32

    this is quick easy and very beefy. it is also a cheap dish specially for me i got 5 kids at home 6 when my eldest over and 2lb of mince at 98p a tub few onions etc works out cheap for me for a family meal,check out your supermarkes deals on mince or stick to the one you normally use either way this is a satisfing dish,my hubby n kids love it!!! ENJOY xx contact me if you need to regarding this reciepe