English Mince and Tatties


English Mince and Tatties

Ruth Nitz – Missionary Wife
Course Main Course
Cuisine English, Scottish
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb ground beef beef mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large carrot chopped to the samesize as the onion
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Mashed potatoes made to your liking


  • Fry the beef in the oil for a full 15 minutes, until the fat is released from the meat and it looks browned.
  • Add the carrots and onions and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the pan and stir, cooking for two minutes to get the raw taste out of the flour.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, tomato ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Slowly stir in the beef stock. Add salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook for 45-50 minutes until the mixture looks thick and dark brown. Serve over the mashed potatoes and garnish with green onion if desired.


This is a Scottish comfort food recipe. Kids absolutely love it!
Keyword English, Europe, Scottish