Minced Beef and Onions

With the unseasonably warm weather coming to an abrupt end this week my husband requested this comforting dish which his mother used to make.  In her version she would serve it in a ring of cooked marrow with potatoes and vegetables.  This is my take on Minced Beef and Onions which I served in a jacket potato with courgettes (in a nod to the marrow), carrots and brocolli.  It won’t win any beauty pagents but as a warm and hearty meal it went down a treat with my family. I will be making this a regular for those chilly evenings as an alternative to Spag Bol and Chilli con Carne!


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Minced Beef and Onions
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Delicious and nutritious, comfort food for those chilly nights.
Serves: 4
  • 500g Minced Beef/Steak
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Light olive oil
  • 300ml / ½ pt Beef stock
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Sweat the onions on a low heat for 10 minutes in a deep non-stick pan with a lid, stirring occasionally.
  2. Next add the minced beef and fry until browned.
  3. Sprinkle on the flour and cook for a minute stirring continuously.
  4. Add the stock, Worcestershire Sauce and seasoning and bring to the boil stirring until thickened.
  5. Simmer for ten minutes on a low heat.
  6. Serve with jacket potatoes or mash and vegetables.


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  1. lii

    Love doing it

  2. Martina Evans

    This looks so tasty! Would love make this for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina, a favourite of my hubby’s:-)

  3. Danielle

    Delicious! Firmly established into our weekly family menu. Though I forgot to replenish my Worcestershire sauce and splodged a bit of HP brown sauce in instead, which went well with the roasted sweet potato and butternut squash I served it with.

    1. Camilla

      Great Danielle, so glad you like it:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    I used to like this at school.

    1. Camilla

      It’s amazing how popular this dish is:-)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    This meal always reminds me of growing up, a staple mid week meal in my childhood home

    1. Camilla

      My hubby had this as a child but having a Danish mum he introduced me to the idea as I’d not had it before;-)

      1. H. C. Andersen

        Oh yeah, Millionbøf, a nice danish dish.
        Remember to eat it with mashed potatoes, lots of it!

        1. Camilla

          Not one my mum ever made but she did do Minced Beefs (kind of chubby burgers without the bun) topped with fried onions:-)

  6. William Gould

    I fondly remember having “Minced Beef and Tatties” regularly as a kid made by my Scottish mother. Wife doesn’t like food with liquid in it though, so the closest I get these days is a Chilli!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, you need to put your foot down LOL:-)

  7. Herbert Appleby

    I like to fat reduce minced beef by frying it first then separating the meat from the hot fat then frying it together with the onions. Its quite shocking how much fat comes out. Have you ever put a recipe together with this method?

    1. Camilla

      I used to do that when I used fatty minced beef but these days I’m using more lean minced beef or minced steak with hardly any fat from a farm shop (in bulk so cheap) and therefore there’s no need.

  8. glenn hutton

    So warming & comforting… Looks delicious!

  9. Maya Russell

    My mother-in-law would serve minced beef like this in a ring of a large cooked marrow.Thank you for this really simple but tasty recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Ditto except I never had it but my husband grew up on this dish:-)

  10. Paul Wilson

    This looks really hearty on a cold day like this.

    1. Camilla

      It is simple, tasty comfort food indeed:)

  11. Lisa Williams

    looks great I never would of thought of putting it in a jacket 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration !

  12. Heather Haigh

    Comfort food at its best 🙂

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