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Cheesy Curry Mince Paptert

Serves 4-6

Hands-on time: 25 minutes

Hands-off time: 30 minutes


For the pap:

2 cups White Star Super Maize Meal

2 tbsp (30g) butter

2 cups (375g) grated cheddar cheese

½ tsp salt

For the curry mince:

2 tbsp oil

1 brown onion, chopped

1 tbsp mild curry powder

500g lean beef mince meat

2 medium carrots, chopped

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 cup beef stock

½ tsp each salt and pepper

Serving suggestion:

Green salad


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a baking dish with non-stick spray.

For the pap:

2. Bring a large pot with 2½ cups of salted water to the boil. Mix another 2 cups of water with 2 cup of White Star Super Maize Meal to form a slurry. Gradually add the maize meal paste to the boiling water while stirring with a wooden spoon. Cover the pot with a lid. Bring to the boil and cook on a medium heat for 10-12 minutes. *Chef’s Tip: Keep an eye on the pot to ensure that the pap does not burn.

3. Add the butter and 1 cup of grated cheese and stir until combined. Season to taste with salt and set aside.

For the curry mince:

4. In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil. Add the chopped onion and curry powder. Sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. *Chef’s tip: Use a hot curry powder for a spicier version.

5. Add the beef mince, chopped carrots and tomato paste. Stir until the mince has browned. Add the stock, salt and pepper and allow the mince to simmer on medium heat until slightly thickened. Cook for about 15 minutes. *Chef’s Tip: The mince meat mixture should still be saucy.

To assemble:

6. Transfer a third of the cheesy pap to the greased baking dish, pressing it down with the back of a spoon to flatten into an even layer. *Chef’s Tip: Dip your spoon into cold water to stop the pap from sticking.

7. Spoon over a layer of the curry mince, covering the pap completely. Repeat the layering until you reach the top of the baking dish, finishing off with a mince layer.

8. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese onto the top layer and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and melted.

9. Remove the paptert from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting it into equal-sized squares.

10. Serve a paptert alongside a vibrant green salad and ENJOY!

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