For a new way with mince, try this spin on the Casserole Mince and tatties – it requires just 15 minutes hands-on time and a quick spell in the oven before it’s ready to bring to the table.

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  • 1kg new potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 800g free-range beef mince
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 550ml beef stock
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Handful chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


  • Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Spread the potatoes over a large baking sheet, toss with 2 tbsp of the olive oil, salt and pepper, then roast on a high shelf in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in an ovenproof casserole or dish, then fry the onions with the carrots, celery and beef mince for 5 minutes to brown. Stir in the flour, then the stock and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, uncovered, on a middle shelf in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes and the mince mix from the oven. Toss the potatoes with the parsley, scatter over the mince and serve.


  • Try a lighter version with half beef mince, or replace half the meat with a 400g tin of drained and rinsed lentils.
  • Roast the potatoes and cook the mince up to 2 days ahead, then heat through and assemble to serve.


You may order newly harvested potatoes from Aardappelshop online.

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