I make this for everyone but as it has no horrid onions or mushrooms, Mavis will eat it without making a fuss. Of course it has to have other ingredients to add flavour or it would be really boring.
1k beef mince
4 slices streaky bacon, diced
half a cup of red wine
a dash of Worcester Sauce
quarter tsp. bovril
a garlic clove or two, crushed
salt and pepper to season
Copious quantities of mashed potato. I always make too much as it’s really annoying if you run out, and anyway, mash is always handy to have in the fridge for a quick accompaniment.
Corn oil or Rape seed oil
Heat oven to oven Gas 6, 200 C 400 F
Fry the minceand bacon in a saucepan
Add the other ingredients apart from the mash and simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust flavour.
Place the mince into an oven proof dish and top with the potato, nice and thick. Rough up the surface of the potato with a fork then pour over a tablespoon or so of the oil. Spread it about with the fork until the surface is generously covered.
Bake until crispy on the top. About half an hour I suppose.