Alison’s Mum taught her this recipe and it is her go-to for community dinners and potlucks!

“In our village, we share meals once every two months. Each time I make it, it is a surprise as I never know what is in the cupboard until I have a good rummage.”  Alison

This could be an easy and delicious recipe for your next community event or meal.

  • 2 onions
  • 500 to 1000g mince
  • Spices
  • Whatever else is in the cupboard!


Finely dice the onions and cook for 5 minutes. Add the mince and brown it well.

Add any herbs and spices, pepper, and salt you like.

Add in any veggies and/or beans that you have in the cupboard or fridge.

Cover with water and simmer for 1 hour.

Serve with potatoes or rice or on toast.