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Old Fashioned Mince

Old Fashioned Mince

 Prep.Time: 20 mins
 Cook.Time: 60 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4-6


 4-5Ltr/1 gallon
  Saucepan with Lid
  (vented if you have one)
 Large Saucepan
 Medium Saucepan
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board
 Wooden Spoon


 450g/1lb Beef Mince
 2 Red Onions
 2 Cooking Onions
 4 Cloves Garlic
 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
 3 Large Potatoes
 3 Large Carrots
 200g/7oz Mushrooms
 4 Tbsp Tomato Puree
 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
 2 Beef Stock Cubes
 2 tsp Gravy Browning
 1 tsp Mixed Herbs
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 1 tsp Thyme
 1 tsp Basil
 1 tsp Oregano
 Black Pepper


Chop onions finely and fry gently in the olive oil until softened (if you do this with a lid on there is less chance of burning).
Finely chop the garlic and add to the onions.
Add the mince to to the saucepan
Cook until brown then add the stock cubes, season well with black pepper and stir well to coat the meat.
Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and herbs and stir well.
Simmer for 15 minutes
Peel and halve the potatoes and boil until soft (save a cup of the potato water).
Peel and slice the carrots and boil until soft (save a cup of the carrot water).
Add the potatoes and carrots and the water you saved to the saucepan.
Mix the gravy browning with a little cold water and add to the saucepan.
Simmer for a further 10-15 minutes.
Serve with broccoli or cauliflower florets.

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