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Mince & Tatties Recipe - Traditional Scottish Comfort Food

Enjoy this traditional comfort food from Scotland. Affordable dinner that combines your favorite mashed potatoes with "mince" aka hamburger in the U.S.A. Perfect for fall and winter dinners.
Keyword mince and tatties recipe, comfort food,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author The Savvy Age


  • 1 pound minced beef (ground round, ground sirloin, ground steak)
  • 1 diced small diced onion
  • 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup beef stock or broth
  • 4 servings mashed potatoes


  • Mash and prepare your potatoes to be ready when the mince is completely cooked.
    On medium heat in a large skillet, brown the beef and onions.
    Once cooked, add flour to mixture.
    Pour beef stock over mixture, lower heat and simmer 15-20 minutes.
    Serve the mashed potatoes with the meat - or serve the mashed potatoes on top of the meat - your preference!
  • Kitchen Tip: I simmered the mince longer and added a smidge more flour for a consistency I desired. If you are a cook who likes to tweak recipes, this recipe can be easily tweaked for the preference of the audience regarding consistency and optional vegetables or Worcester sauce.


Salt and pepper to taste
Add a splash of Worcester sauce for a kick.
Optional: Add your favorite vegetables.  Peas, carrots, corn all work well.