I got some mince and then didn’t know what to do with it. This is why one should stick to one’s shopping list when one doesn’t have a freezer. Searched BBC Good Food, came up with “moroccan spiced mince with couscous” then ignored the recipe and completely did my own thing. Mainly because the BBC recipe used Quorn. Which I don’t think should even be legal.
So, the following was the result of the spices and vegetables I happened to have around; play about with it! It’s actually quite tricky to make mince look incredibly appetising from a photography point of view; you’ll have to believe that it’s very yummy.
(serves about 4, depending on how many vegetables you add)
3 medium onions, chopped
1 capful dried mint
1 tsp cinnamon
1 capful cumin
1 capful garam masala
1/2 tsp paprika
Glug of lemon juice
Swirl of honey
Half a small pot vegetable stock (I think about 600ml)
1 tomato, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
Generous handful of raisins
- Cook the mince and onions in a pot over a medium to hot heat (top tip: doing the onions with the mince removes the need for oil) until the mince is grey all over (why call it ‘brown’? It’s clearly not.)
- Add the spices and stir to coat
- Add all the other ingredients
- Bring to the boil then simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or so.
- Serve with rice, couscous, potatoes…