Easy Mince and Spuds

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This is a recipe our friends in Ireland gave to us about 2 years ago now, and it makes a delicious meal in a very short time. In this recipe, I use gravy granules, but if you have the time, you can make the gravy yourself.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Feeds a family of 4


  • 200g Frozen mixed veg
  • 450g Beef mince
  • 100-200ml gravy
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 8 medium potatoes, roughly chopped
  1. Start by peeling and chopping the potatoes, and put them on to boil. These will be for the mashed potato (Spuds part!)
  2. In a large pan, lightly fry the mince until it has browned.
  3. Add the onion, and lightly fry for another 2-4 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetables. They do not need to be defrosted, as they do not take too long to cook.
  5. Once these have been on the heat for about 5 minutes, add the gravy. Make sure the mixture is slightly watery.
  6. Add seasoning, and then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Strain the potatoes, add a small amount of milk and butter, and mash. Be careful not to add too much, as it will go soggy and disintegrate in the gravy.

Comments 2 comments

whowas 4 years ago

Mince and spuds is something that my mother used to make and for me is forever linked in memory to the first proper meal after a period of recovery from a virus or stomach problem that necessitated a period of fasting. It's very simple and very tasty. Get the best beef you can and slow cook for optimum results.

A friendly word of advice would be to add a photo of a lovely, steaming-hot plate of mince and spuds. The first taste is with the eyes. they say. You'll get a lot more views and comments, that way. In any case it's an excuse to make this stuff - just be sure to have your camera ready just before you sit down to eat!

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sarahmoose 4 years ago from Nottingham, England Author

thanks for the feedback, I just didn't have a pic available at the time! I should be able to add one later :-)

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