1/2 a small onion – finely chopped
1 small clove of Garlic – finely chopped
carrot – grated
herbs and spices to taste
Mashed potato to serve with
1). In a saucepan fry the mince (without any oil, just a dry pan) until it has browned. Add the onion and fry until it is soft, then add the garlic and fry until it starts to brown.
2). Add about 2 cups of water, carrot, peas and corn. Plus any spices you want to add. Bring this to the boil
3). In a coffee mug, add about 2 tablespoons of gravy powder and enough water to mix into a paste. Add this to the pot.
4). Simmer this for as long as you like. At least until the carrot is soft. Serve by slopping it on a plate (it will be very liquidy – so if you have those flatter soup bowls, they are perfect) with mashed potato. I like to pour some mint sauce over mine.
If you want to thinken it, add some corn flour. Mix about 2 teaspoons of cornflour with about 2 tablespoons of water and blend well. Add this to the mince mix and bring to the boil. This should thicken.
You can use this as a pie filling, or put it in a baking dish and top with mashed potato and bake until the potato browns.