Ingredients: 

 

For the mince muffins:

 

1 Knorrox stock cube – Tomato & Onion 

2-3 tbsp boiling water, as needed

2 tbsp oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 tsp garlic, crushed

Pepper, to taste

Salt, to taste

¼ cup parsley, chopped

1 cup bread crumbs

⅓ cup milk

1 Egg

500g beef mince 

6 cubes of Cheddar Cheese (optional)

Parsley, for garnishing

 

For the tomato sauce:

 

1 tin chopped tomato

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 Knorrox stock cube – Tomato & Onion

½ tsp Robertsons dried origanum 

1 cup water

 

For the mashed potatoes:

 

5 potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 tbsp butter

1 cup milk

 

Method: 

 

For the tomato sauce:

 

1. Fry the onion in a little oil until translucent then add the tinned tomato, 1 cup water and the Knorrox stock cube and origanum

 

2. Simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

For the mince muffins: 

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease 6 muffin tins.

 

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic until soft. Stir in the pepper & salt and then transfer the mixture into a large bowl.

 

3. Pour the breadcrumbs, milk, and parsley into a bowl.

 

4. Add in the eggs, beef mince. 

 

5. In a small bowl mix 1 Knorrox stock cube with 2-3 tbsp of boiling water until a smooth paste is formed and add this to the mince mixture

 

6. Mix everything together until well combined.

 

7. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Form each portion into a ball, then flatten out. Place a cube of cheese in the centre and roll back into a ball.

 

8. Pat down into a greased muffin tin, filling the tin with the mixture and leaving the top domed.

 

9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the mince is fully cooked. 

 

For the mashed potatoes:

 

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.

 

2. Warm milk and butter together until the butter is melted. Using a potato masher, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cool slightly before spooning the mashed potatoes into a piping bag. 

 

For serving:

 

1. Remove muffins from tins - run a knife along the inside of each tin and use a spoon to help lift them out. Pipe the smooth mashed potatoes on top of each muffin and garnish with a bit of parsley.

 

2. Serve topped with the tomato sauce, crisp green beans and carrots. ENJOY!

Mince Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Icing