Mince and potato kinda night

March 18, 2014

Hasn’t footy season come around quickly.  I am one of those mums who rushes around from the second I finish work, (I am really lucky to have just started a great job where I get to work during school hours and use all my special marketing skills), picking the kids up from school, getting home to provide my loving angels (not cranky angels) afternoon tea, start on dinner, make sure kids are changed and have water bottles, round them up, jump in the car, drop Mr Under 16’s at footy training drive to the other side of town to drop off Mr Under 14’s at his training, race home for 20mins to keep preparing dinner, leave to pick up Mr Under 16 then drive over the other side of town to pick up Mr Under 14 (all while Miss 8 is telling me that she doesn’t want to drive with me to footy training and can’t I just leave her at home on her own… NO, YOU ARE COMING), get home finish cooking dinner & cleaning the kitchen while I’m cooking, helping the kids with their homework (that I really don’t understand), showers etc etc etc etc  You get the picture, I’ll take a breath now as well as a teeny sip of my red wine while I write this 🙂  Did I mention that I clean the kitchen while I cook but it still looks like I haven’t when we finish eating?

Any way, I thought I would share this really great, easy and fully eaten by every member of the family recipe that you can throw together in between running the kids around to their sporting commitments after school.  I had on hand about 700 grams of mince (according to my eye calculation) and a few potatoes and this is what I came up with.

I even have the pic to prove it was really really loved and demolished!!

beef mince and potato love

Mince and Potato Curry

Mince and Potato Curry

This recipe serves my family of 5 with seconds for most plus lunch for 2 the next day!


  • 700 grams beef mince (or whatever you have in the freezer)
  • 4 medium potatoes diced into about cm cubes (just so they cook through easily)
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tsp garlic (use less if you don't like a strong garlic taste)
  • 2 Tbs rice bran oil
  • 2 Tbs curry Power (I use a mild curry powder)
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes (you could use fresh if you like)
  • Sprinkle of pepper
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt (see my other post about the benefits of using this salt)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  1. Add oil to pan and heat
  2. Fry onion and garlic until it starts to soften
  3. Add diced potato to the pan and sprinkle on half the salt, fry for about 5 mins (I made this up as I went along. I was going to fry it until it was brown but decided to quicken the whole process)
  4. Remove the onion/potato mix from the pan and set aside
  5. Add mince to pan and fry until brown making sure you use a spatula to break up the mince
  6. Once brown add the salt,pepper, spices and veggies and give it a good stir
  7. Add everything back into the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer for about 25 mins (making sure your potatoes are cooked through)
  8. Dish it up and enjoy (my daughter and I enjoyed it with a big dollop of sour cream too)


  • http://sweetelephants.com.au Krystal

    Yummo a great chilly winters evening recipe – thak you!

    • http://www.yeahnayeah.com TracieD

      And thanks for commenting Krystal!! it reminded me about this recipe 🙂

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