Minced Beef Cobbler

    20 min

    Student days.....not many recipes survived these but this one is still a favourite. So easy, cheap and speedy.Thanks to Heinz Oxtail soup, there is no need to chop onions or cook for hours, it's a 20 minute meal that will impress.


    Midlothian, Scotland, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tin Heinz oxtail soup
    • 250g minced beef
    • Splash vegetable oil for frying
    • 125g plain flour
    • 25g lard
    • 1 heaped tablespoon baking powder
    • 25ml milk
    • Pinch salt
    • Salt and black pepper, for seasoning
    • Chopped parsley

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Fry the mince in a little oil until browned all over.
    2. Add the oxtail soup and season.
    3. Place in a casserole dish in a medium to hot oven, gas mark 6-7.
    4. Make the cobbler by sifting the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and rubbing in the lard, or blitz in a mini processor.
    5. Add the milk and stir with a knife until a dough is formed.
    6. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into rounds.
    7. Take the casserole dish from the oven, place the cobbler pieces on top of the beef and return to the oven uncovered.
    8. Cook for 10-12 minutes, decorate with parsley and enjoy.


    Serve with a green veg.


    You could add cheese or herbs to the cobbler mix.

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    Very tasty, my partner said he hadn't had this in about 30 years. The cobbles needed more than 25ml of milk though as it wasn't nearly enough, I would say start with 25ml and add probably about 15-20ml at a time until it starts to bond together.  -  21 Aug 2011


     -  07 Aug 2011


    Soo easy - and tasty too (think I might have been a bit heavy handed with the cheese I added to the cobbler mix - but cheesy def. works for us  -  16 Aug 2011