Monday, 21 March 2011

Easy Mince

This is a simple, one pot dish that sous chef J approves of. He assists with the chopping and also likes to 'sample' the carrots before inclusion!

Ingredients are usually, but not always;

450g mince (we used pork this time)

one tablespoon oil

two onions (chopped) - you can also use leeks... just chop them and add instead or as well as onions

two carrots (chopped)

and good helping of tomato ketchup (we use Heinz)

plus a handful of frozen peas.

Seasoning to taste.

Start by warming the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and cook 'til starting to soften. Then add the mince, break it up and let it brown over a medium heat. Once the meat is browned, add the carrots and dollop of tomato ketchup. Season - we use ground black pepper.
Mix well and cover and cook for 5 or so minutes. The mix should look something like this by now.... Finally, add the frozen peas, cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Serve. Another way we use this mix is to layer it in a casserole, prior to adding the peas, with pre-cooked sliced potatoes. Cover the top layer of potato in grated cheese, oven cook until piping hot throughout. Serve with boiled peas.


  1. Makes me hungry just looking at it :-)

  2. I love mince. It's so versatile. This looks great.

    Anne x

  3. Nice, simply straightforward. One to try out on the kids I reckon.
    Keith aka Reluctant Housedad

  4. Thanks all... glad you like the look of this. As the name suggests, it's easy to make and that's always a bonus in this kitchen!