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Savoury mince on sweet potato and butternut mash

Recipe from: 22 july 2010

Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 5 mins


  • Oil for frying
  • 400
    beef mince
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    small chilli, finely chopped
  • 1
    garlic, crushed
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground ginger
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1
    sachet tomato paste


25 mins
Fry the onion until softened, add the mince and brown.

Add the garlic, fry a little longer.

Add a good shake or three of each of the spices.

Stir in some chopped coriander leaves.

Stir in the tomato paste.

Add the seasoning, turn down the heat, and simmer until cooked.

Check the seasoning, serve piled onto the mash, sprinkled with some fresh coriander leaves.

Sweet potato and butternut mash:

Equal amounts of both, chopped into blocks.  

Boil in water until very soft.

Mash with a little salt and lots of butter and cinnamon.

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