Monday, 26 April 2010



1.125 kg (2.5 lbs) Lean Scotch beef, minced (ground)
1 tbsp olive oil for frying
1 finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 red pepper, de-seeded, skin removed, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp mixed herbs
Half cup tomato sauce (canned sauce or passatta)
Half cup fresh breadcrumbs
Half cup beef stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Put oil in pan and heat. Add onions, garlic, cumin, chilli powder and mixed herbs. Sweat over heat until onions are soft without browning. Transfer to large bowl and allow to cool.
Add tomato sauce, breadcrumbs and beef stock to the cooked mixture. Stir together. Break up the ground beef and add to mixture. Season to taste and mix together gently.
Pack this mixture into a deep loaf tin or baking tray and bake in a pre heated oven (gas mark 4, 180C/350F) for 50 - 60 minutes.
Remove carefully from oven. Pour off any excess fat, let the loaf cool for about 10 minutes. Slice and serve with crisp green salad, spicy tomato salsa and crusty bread. Can also be served cold.


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