Natasha Perkins; 29, Caribbean
How much does it take to cook it?
Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the dish?
2 pans (one to fry and one for potatoes), oven dish, wooden spoon, potato masher, 1 large cooking pot.
People For how many people?
Ingredients List of ingredients with quantity.
1kg mince beef (halal)
1 white cabbage
2 beef stock cubes
30 g of cheese
1 tablespoon worcester sauce
1 garlic clove
2 bird eye chillies
25 g of butter
25 ml milk
2 chicken maggi cubes
Cut onions, carrots, leek and potatoes, garlic, chilli peppers.
Shred the cabbage, add to salted boiling water.
Fry the mince meat then drain the excess fat. Add all above ingredients to mince, fry until soft.
Then peel potatoes, cut them into small cubes shapes then add to a pan of salted boiling water. Boil the potatoes, then mash with butter, milk and black pepper. Add chicken stock, magi cubes and gravy granules to vegetables-mince and the worcester sauce.
Simmer for 25 minutes.
Fork mash potato onto to mince.
Transfer to oven dish put in oven on 160-200 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese.
Drain water from cabbage, add knob of butter, serve with sliced beetroot.
Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
Use chilli and 2 magi cubes for added flavour and spice.
Healthy tips Which health diseases can this dish help to combat?
My mum would cook this when any of us were ill or had a high fever. The chilli would help with this as it speeds up the metabolism and chilli flushes out your body.
Seasonal tips Which season is the best time for having the dish? Why?
Winter as everyone feels a little run down. The dish is also very filling so best to eat during the winter time.
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