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A dish to see you through winter
Member Name: Holland1
Advantages: Tasty, quick & easy to make, not expensive
Disadvantages: None whatsoever (although best avoided if you don't like curry)
This dish is a brilliant warming comfort food for winter. It's my fiance's favourite tea, which is great for me because it's easy and doesn't take hours to make. It's also a good storecupboard tea as you'll usually have most of the ingredients apart from the meat.
Basically, the ingredients you'll need for two people are:
500g minced beef
2 tablespoons of curry paste (whichever you prefer depending on how hot you like your food, I tend to use Pataks Tikka Masala paste)
1 teaspoon of mixed spices
1 tablespoon of mango chutney (not essential but does add something extra taste-wise)
1 tin chopped tomatoes (can go for one with chilli sauce if you like spicy food)
Packet of hash browns
It's really simple to make, just fry the onion and the mince until it's nearly cooked and all the same colour. Drain the fat and then add the curry paste. Cook this for about five minutes before adding anything else to make sure you get all the flavour from the spices, then add the tin of chopped tomatoes. Add the mixed spice and mango chutney (if using) and give it all a big stir and let the tomatoes reduce down a bit. Pile it all into an ovenproof dish, place the hash browns on top and cook in the oven for as long as it takes to cook the hash browns. (I usually do about 20 mins at 200 degrees). This cooks the hash browns so they're nice and soft, and also makes sure the mince is cooked through.
When it's ready to serve, we usually have it on its own as this is more than enough to feed two (we're just greedy and love our food!). If you have a larger family you can just double up the quantities, or add some mushrooms in to bulk it up a bit. It tastes gorgeous and is a nice change to the usual spaghetti Bolognese or cottage pie that we use mash for. The smell in the house is hard to get rid of but smells divine!
Summary: A change to the usual mince dishes
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