Archive for the ‘Mince’ Category

Fergus Henderson’s beef mince on dripping toast

July 18, 2018
Beef mince on dripping toast.

Firstly, save your dripping! Dripping toast is one of those treats for the day after, a lovely second wind from the previous day’s roast. Mince is a dish discussed as much in Scotland (and indeed in London) as cassoulet is in Castelnaudary. Questions such as should you add peas or carrots can start a gastronomic row of great proportions. I do like a spot of carrot in mine.

Total cost: £9.70

Serves 4
onion 1, peeled and thinly sliced
leek 1, cleaned, sliced lengthways in half, then thinly sliced across
carrot 1, peeled, sliced lengthways in half, then thinly sliced across
garlic 2 cloves, peeled and chopped
extra virgin olive oil a splash
minced beef 750g
whole tinned tomatoes 2
oatmeal a handful
Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp
chicken stock 250ml

For the dripping toast
good white bread 4 slices
dripping to spread generously

In a large pan, sweat the onion, leek, carrot and garlic in the splash of olive oil until softened. Add the mince, giving it a healthy stir to break up. Add the tinned tomatoes, crushed in your hand – a subliminal gesture. Keep stirring and add the oatmeal, not so much that you end up with porridge.

Stir, add the Worcestershire sauce and – if you have a bottle open – a glug of red wine. As this may take it above the £10 mark, it is delicious but not essential. Pour in three-quarters of the chicken stock and stir again.

Take a view on the liquid content; if it seems a wee bit dry, add the rest of the stock. You are looking for a loose lava consistency. Check for seasoning.

Now allow the mince to simmer gently for 1 and a half hours, if not 2 (if it is drying out, add more stock). Time allows the mince to become itself, as is the case for most of us.

Toast the bread, spread the dripping onto each slice and put under the grill for a moment to make sure it melts completely. Spoon the mince over the toast.

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Serves 4

900g or approx. 2lb of Beef Steak Mince ( I use extra lean)

2 x Medium Onions (chopped)

3 or 4 Garlic Cloves (pressed)

2 x Red Peppers (Chopped and seeds removed)

2 x Teaspoons of Ground Chilli Powder (I use hot but you may want to use mild)

1 x Teaspoon of Ground Cumin

2 x 400g Tins/Cartons or Chopped Tomatoes

1 x Tablespoon of Tomato Puree (I use double concentrate)

2 x Beef Stock Cubes (crumbled)

Black pepper (to your taste)

1 or 2 Tins of Red Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed thoroughly)

Instructions:

1. Add Mince, chopped Onion and pressed Garlic to a pan and lightly brown meat

2. Add the chopped Red Pepper, the Chilli Powder, Cumin and crumbled Beef Stock Cubes – Stir well!

3. Stir in the Chopped Tomatoes and Tomato Puree and bring to the boil

4. Pour the pan contents into the Slow Cooker and add the Red Kidney Beans and Black pepper

5. Ensure when you have added all ingredients that the cooker is no more than 2/3rds full

5. Stir well, place lid on and turn Slow Cooker to low

6.  Leave about 6 hours but you can easily leave longer, there is enough fluid within the pot so it will not burn, I leave approx. 8 hours.  Once cooked turn to warm and leave for up to 3 hours (please check your cooker’s instructions to check how long it can be left on warm as they can differ)

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