A batch of this curried mince will have dinner sorted for a week

By TASTE, 12 July 2024

A tray of mince is a grocery staple for good reason. Whether you go for beef or pork (or both!), you can cook up an endless list of meals. See how we turn curried mince into cottage pie, cheesy curried mince rolls, and spicy mince rotis.

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Batch-cooking is a time- and electricity-saver! But eating the same meal for a week isn’t very appealing. With the right tweaks and additions, one batch of curried mince can be turned into three delicious meals. You'll save tons of time, plus mince is one of the most affordable ways to add meat to weekly dinners.

Woolworths' lean beef mince has a carefully controlled fat content. The cattle are free to roam pastures and natural veld, which contributes to the yellowish appearance of fat. They're never given any routine antibiotics or growth stimulants so you know exactly what you're getting when you buy Woolworths' free-range meat. Woolworths' kinder to sows initiative ensures that all pork is sourced from farms that no longer use sow stalls to restrain pregnant sows for prolonged periods.

Batch-cooked curried mince

With a busy schedule and tight budget, making dinner can sometimes feel like an impossible feat. Combine pork and beef mince and add curry leaves, turmeric, garlic, chilli and ginger to make a fragrant and aromatic dish that can be served with a bowl of rice or mash for a quick, no-fuss dinner. Or divide your batch of curried mince and freeze or refrigerate, then make a few tweaks and additions for guaranteed delicious meals in a flash. 

Get the recipe for batch-cooked curried mince here. 

Recipe 1: Curried mince-and-sweet potato cottage pie

Addition: Woolworths creamy sweet potato-and-pumpkin mash

This is the quickest cottage pie you'll ever make! Place a few ladles of the curried mince into an ovenproof dish and top with Woolies' ready-made sweet potato-and-pumpkin mash, then bake and serve! Not only does the mash topping make it a heartier meal, but the sweetness balances out the spices in the dish.

Recipe 2: Baked curried mince rotis

Additions: Rotis + spicy tomatoes + double-cream yoghurt

Spoon the curried mince into fresh butter rotis and roll up to create cheat's salomies. Place in an ovenproof dish and top with a can of spicy diced tomatoes before baking. The edges of the rotis crisp up and the tomatoes add extra heat. Serve with a few dollops of yoghurt and fresh coriander for finishing touches.

Recipe 3: Cheesy curried mince rolls

Additions: Burger buns + mozzarella cheese + jalapeño atchar

Everything tastes ten times better with melted cheese. Spoon the curried mince into soft burger rolls and top with slices of mozzarella. Place under the grill, then top with atchar once the cheese melts. Bulk up the meal with a side serving of slap chips for takeaway Fridays – we bet you won't find this at the spaza or corner shop.

Find more mince recipes here.

What goes into Woolworths mince? Only meat. Nothing more, nothing less. Woolworths uses only good cuts and keeps the fat percentage perfect. 

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Photography and videography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Recipes and Production: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistant: Cheri Kustner

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The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.
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