Vince’s Beef Mince with Potato and Peas

By Vince Garreffa

Comfort food is like a hug from mum. Enjoy this dish anytime you need a proxy for mum’s love. No matter how much we love mums they always love us more. This is an easy recipe for anyone to have a go at cooking!


Vince’s Beef Mince with Potato and Peas

Servings 2 people


  • 500 g Minced beef steak
  • 1 Big Spanish onion (diced)
  • 2 Big Royal Blue potatoes (diced)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Frozen or canned peas
  • 1 Bouquet garni in a gauze cloth (2 bay leaves, a cinnamon stick, 6 cloves and 1 rosemary sprig)
  • 250 ml veal or chicken stock (a little more on standby)
  • West Australian olive oil Extra virgin
  • West Australian organic lake salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Fry the onion in some oil until a little caramelised. Now add the mince and cook until brown (no lumps please) add potato and peas and season with salt and pepper to taste, add the bouquet garni and stock and simmer everything together with the lid on stirring often.
  • If the mix becomes too dry add more stock as you want the mince mix to be moist but not runny. When the potatoes and peas are tender and the mix is not too dry or too wet then remove the bouquet garni and serve on toast.

Buon appetito!

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