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How to make Scottish Mince Stew

Updated on March 25, 2017
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I grew up in a Scottish household. I learned to cook at a very young age, because Scots are not known for their cooking, I needed to learn!

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.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves a family of 4 or 5

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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
  2. Break apart(mince) ground beef in pan, brown the ground beef
  3. Add celery, onion and carrots to beef and simmer for 15 minutes
  4. Add beef mixture to stock pot, simmer and add salt and pepper to taste for 15 minutes
  5. Optional- use a roux, cornstarch or milk to thicken. Optional- serve with potatoes

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      Jim Laughlin 14 months ago from Connecticut

      Nan, great suggestions. Thanks!

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      Nan 14 months ago

      Always liked my mince with peas instead of celery. Used a little bit of cornstarch or flour to thicken, browned with a little gravy master.

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      Mary Wickison 14 months ago from Brazil

      I am sure this is tasty and can be the start for many other dishes including a spaghetti meat sauce.

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      Cindie B 4 years ago

      My great Aunt Mary used to make this for us, and it was delicious.

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      Jim Laughlin 5 years ago from Connecticut

      I've had this since I was a kid. Now that I am an adult, I make it exactly how I want it, lol!

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      Kathryn 5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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