I love making things with mince. I used to live on chilli con carne and there’s always the good old burger. I had a phase a while back of making meatballs. Beef, pork, turkey, lamb, I love it all.
I could have been scarred for life after a childhood visit to a friends house where dinner was mince, gravy and potatoes, a vile mess of a dinner where I could see the fat starting to congeal and the mince was like grit – I never went back!
This one had none of those qualities and it was so good that we didn’t even freeze the leftovers, we had it again on Thursday night.
The recipe is here but here’s my version of events:
Heat a little oil in a pan then brown some minced beef. Remove it with a slotted spoon. (If you’re left with a load of fat then get rid of it from the pan.)
Add a little more oil then add chopped onion, garlic and ginger along with a little seasoning and cook until soft.
Add some hot curry powder (a generous amount). I also had a little leftover korma paste so I popped that in too. Stir it to cook for a couple of minutes then add chopped potatoes and carrots. Give it another stir then add tomato purée and some veg stock. Sling the beef back in too.
Stick a lid on it, stirring occasionally, adding a bit of water if it’s starting to stick. I stirred a little parsley through. I should have stuck some peas in there too.
Serve with rice and mango chutney.
Using MINCED BEEF, OIL, ONION, GARLIC, GINGER, HOT CURRY POWDER, KORMA PASTE, POTATOES, CARROTS, TOMATO PURÉE, VEGETABLE STOCK, PARSLEY, RICE, MANGO CHUTNEY…
This was dinner…12th February 2014.