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Mince and Tatties

Cheap, easy, nourishing and comforting - just like Granny used to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Scottish
Keyword Mince and Tatties Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Nickki Thompson


  • 454 g pack Minced beef
  • 1 Oxo Beef Stock Cube
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Large or 2 Medium Carrots peeled and chopped into small dice
  • 300-400 ml of beef gravy made with bisto powder OR 300-400ml of beef stock
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce Optional


  • Place a large saucepan over a high heat and brown the mince, breaking it up with a fork to separate it. Crumble in the Oxo cube, add the onions and continue to cook on a high heat until the mince is nice and browned.
  • Add the diced carrots, the gravy or beef stock and the Worcestershire sauce, if using. Turn the heat to low-medium, pop on a lid and cook for at least an hour. Season to taste. That's all there is to it!
  • Cook your tatties, mash them with lots of butter and season with salt and pepper.


I prefer to use Bisto gravy powder, but you can use any beef stock you like.
The Oxo cube helps make the gravy a little richer, but you don't have to add it.