How to make Scottish Mince Stew
Mince Stew Recipe
Growing up in the U.S. with Scottish parents was not a lot of fun in the cooking department. My parents grew up in poor homes and were taught the old school style of Scottish cooking, which involved using minimal ingredients and spices. This made for bland tasting food.
There was one dish, even though minimalist, that stood out and brings comfort and solace to my soul. Mince stew, the most basic of all stews known to humans, but my mouth waters when I think about it!
Mince stew is an old Scottish dish without a standard recipe because most people just used what they had in the cupboards, but Mom always made it best. Feel free to kick it up as you see fit, but this is a nice start, and it is my personal version of the dish.
This is a stick to your bones type meal. Warm you up on those cold winter evenings.
- 1 lb. Ground Beef, Lean
- 1 cup Celery, Minced
- 1 cup Onion, Minced
- 1/2 cup Carrots, Cut
- 4 cups Beef Broth
- 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 leaves Bay, Whole leaf
- To taste Salt and Pepper
- In large stock pot, add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves to boil and reduce to simmer, while waiting for boil, move to step #2
- Break apart(mince) ground beef in pan, brown the ground beef
- Add celery, onion and carrots to beef and simmer for 15 minutes
- Add beef mixture to stock pot, simmer and add salt and pepper to taste for 15 minutes
- Optional- use a roux, cornstarch or milk to thicken. Optional- serve with potatoes