Scottish Mince and Tatties

Scottish Mince And Tatties Recipe

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Bonnie Beck


This is one of those dish you can add any seasonings you like. From Worcestershire sauce, a tad of dry mustard, thyme, etc. You can add any cut vegetable you have on hand. Nor do you have to mash the potatoes.

But I am going to give you the simple recipe an old Scottish/Irish friend, Ellen Donovan,gave so many years ago. It's simple fair, quick and ever so easy. Personally it's one of my favorite dishes for a cold rainy lazy day...or when times were tough.

A wee bit of information on Mince and Tatties.

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10 Min
30 Min


1 lb
ground beef, or chicken, turkey, pork or lamb (lamb not my favorite)
a few potatoes peeled boiled or bake them then skin them
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
beef bouillon, cubes
salt an pepper to taste
clove of garlic smashed (optional)
4 small
carrots, chopped
peas (optional)
a bit of chopped parsley or baby dill
green beans (optional)
a tad of flour or cornstarch to thicken

How to Make Scottish Mince and Tatties


  • 1Cook the potatoes...

    Take the ground meat and onions and set in a pan with just enough water to cover and a tab bit more.

    Bring to a boil, add salt and pepper and any seasonings you like. Add the carrots and any other vegetable.

    Cook a few minutes at a boil. Add the cubes of beef bouillon.
  • 2When all is cooked add a tad of flour or cornstarch to thicken. Serve over mashed potatoes, the cubed potatoes or the baked potatoes. Serve with the chopped parsley or chopped baby dill on top.

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About Scottish Mince and Tatties

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy