3 easy and delicious mince recipes you can make at home



Easy to cook and easy on the budget, almost every household in South African loves mince.

Our savoury mince dishes are resourceful and guarantee an excellent experience for all family members.

Are you wondering how to prepare a variety of easy mince recipes? Do not worry, this material will provide options on what to make with mince and things to avoid while preparing to ensure that in order to get the desired product.

The truth is; the cook feels disappointed whenever they realize a lot of leftover foods from the plates they served, and that’s why it’s essential to understand a recipe before trying it.

With that being said, let’s get down to some of the leading South African mince recipes that will likely thrill your gut.

1. Quick and easy cottage pie

This type of pie comes in different sizes; both small and big based on one’s preferences.


  • 1 –finely chopped large onion
  • 850g beef mince
  • 30ml sunflower oil
  • 30ml Worcester sauce
  • 10ml chopped garlic
  • 50g Rhodes tomato paste sachet
  • 500ml of prepared beef stock
  • 15 ml dry Italian herbs
  • coarsely ground pepper
  • Salt
  • 45 ml (3 T) milk
  • 80 ml (⅓ C) butter
  • 900 g potatoes, even-sized cut pieces
  • Two 410 g cans Rhodes mixed vegetables, drained

Preparation method

  1. Add oil and fry the onions until they turn golden and become soft.
  2. Add the mince and stir until it browns lightly. Then add Rhodes tomato paste, Worcester sauce, dried herbs, garlic, and stock.
  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes for the liquids to reduce and thicken.
  4. Carefully cook salted potatoes in hot water until they become tender and drain them.
  5. Now add milk, mash and butter until you realize a desirable level of smoothness.
  6. Season to achieve a better taste with pepper then set aside.
  7. Add the Rhodes mixed vegetables to the heating mince then season and cover with the mashed potato for better taste.
  8. Bake the mixture in a preheated oven at a temperature of 180 ˚C for about 20 minutes when the baking turns golden and bubbly.
  9. Invite some friends and enjoy your meal!

2. Curried mince and pea pies 

The recipe is easy to prepare and is characteristic of the peas. Even better, this South African cuisine comes a unique curry flavour uncommon in other types of mince dishes.


  • 2 teaspoon or 30 ml -sunflower oil
  • 1 -brown onion, chopped 600g -beef mince
  • 2 teaspoon or 10 ml -mild curry powder
  • 1 -clove garlic, crushed
  • 5 ml -turmeric
  • 410g -can Rhodes Processed Peas, drained
  • 5 ml -garam masala
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt
  • 1 egg -lightly whisked for brushing
  • 500g -ready-made puff pastry


  1. Heat the oil and then add beef mince in a saucepan.
  2. Fry the mince until it is almost cooked.
  3. Now drain away any extra fat and set the mince aside.
  4. Use the same pan to fry the onions until they soften and become translucent.
  5. Apply garlic alongside other spices and cook them for some minutes.
  6. Add mince to the saucepan and then mix thoroughly.
  7. Cook the mince until all the flavours are well blended.
  8. Now add the peas and heat the mixture.
  9. Season for a good taste before letting it cool down.
  10. Line pastry on the bottom of six foil pie dishes.
  11. Use the egg to brush the edges and bottom of the dishes.
  12. Evenly fill curried mince to all the six pies.
  13. Cut rounded top pastry for all the pies and then lightly secure their tops.
  14. Use an egg for brushing.
  15. Place the pies in a preheated oven at a temperature of 180˚C for about 25 minutes for the pastry to turn golden and puffed.
  16. Remove the cooked pies from the oven and serve them hot.

3. Cocktail meatballs in barbeque & pineapple sauce

This mince meat recipe explodes with a fruity taste rendering it a fun serving for any occasion. The recipe is commonly served at parties, family meals, and other celebrations.


  • 1/2kg -minced beef
  • 1 cup –soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium-sized –finely chopped onions
  • 2 –eggs
  • Sunflower oil
  • 432g –pineapple crush, drained
  • Fresh ground black pepper and salt
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 1 cup -barbecue sauce
  • 500ml -cooked brown rice
  • 1 –green chopped pepper
  • 2 –chopped spring onions

Preparation method

  1. Start by placing and mixing breadcrumbs, chopped onions, 2 eggs, and minced beef in a bowl.
  2. Season the resulting mixture with ground black pepper and salt.
  3. Roll equal-sized portions of the mixture to form meatballs.
  4. Apply and heat the oil on a non-stick pan and then cook the meatballs until they achieve a brown colour.
  5. Discard excess fat on the pan before adding barbeque sauce and Rhodes pineapple crush. Heat them to the boiling temperature.
  6. Return the meatballs to the pan and gently reduce the heating for them to simmer and cook through. Simmering should take about 10 minutes.
  7. Take a separate pan fry green pepper with olive oil until they soften.
  8. Mix the rice with cooked green pepper.
  9. Apply some spring onions to the meatballs.
  10. Serve the delicacy while it is still hot.