• 400g steak mince
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/4 medium sized green pepper
  • 1/2 medium sized onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 clove garlic
Mince is one meat that I always have to have in my freezer. There’s so much you can do with it and it’s one of the fastest meats that you can prepare. You need such meats readily available in your fridge for those times when vanyarikani “respectable” visitors arrive announced and they’re hungry! This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and will always save the day!

Quick Instructions

1. Gather ingredients together.
2. Chop your onion (1/2 medium sized onion), green pepper (1/4 medium sized green pepper), tomatoes (2 tomatoes) and garlic (1 clove) finely. Heat some oil in the pan. When the oil is warm, add your garlic and swirl it around for 10 seconds. Immediately add your steak mince.
3. Break lumps (if any) in mince (400g steak mince) and stir. Add salt (1/2 tsp) and black pepper (1/2 tsp) and continue stirring.
4. Add mixed herbs and curry and stir. Brown the mince, stirring occasionally.
5. When mince has browned-up, add onions and stir until onions are done (about 2 minutes).
6. Add tomatoes and stir until they’re done (another 2 minutes) then add green pepper and stir. If you desire, add soup powder directly into the pot.
7. Pour cold or lukewarm water directly onto soup to prevent lumps forming from the soup powder. Stir and simmer for 2 minutes. Your meal is ready. Serve with mash potato and mixed vegetables.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

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Gather ingredients together namely beef mince (a), tomatoes, onion, garlic and green pepper (b), oil (c), salt (d) and black pepper (e)


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Chop your onion, pepper, tomatoes and garlic finely (a). Heat some oil in the pan (be careful not to over-heat the oil – your garlic may burn when you put it in the oil. When the oil is warm, add your garlic (b) and swirl it around for 10 seconds (c) as illustrated. This is done to give the oil a garlic-y flavour! Immediately add your steak mince (d).


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If your mince has lumps (such as the one I was using had), you need to break the lumps using your wooden spoon whilst stirring at the same time (b). Add your salt and pepper and stir (c) & (d).


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Add your mixed herds (a) and stir (b). Add your curry (c) and stir (d). Allow mince to cook, stirring occasionally until mince is brown.


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Mince nice and brown (a). Add your onions (b) and stir (d) until onions are done (roughly 2 minutes)


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Add your tomatoes (a) and again stir until they are done (b). Add your green pepper and stir (c). Finally, add your soup powder if you wish (d).


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Pour lukewarm to cold water directly onto the powder (a) to avoid getting the soup powder lumpy in the mince. Cover and let simmer for 2 minutes to allow the soup powder to get cooked and mixed with the mince. At this point, your mince is ready to be served (b). You can serve with mashed potato and steamed mixed vegetables (c) & (d).


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Let me know how it goes in your kitchen. Leave me a comment below!

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