An old classic for great flavour on a budget!


Serves: 4 

Prep Time: 15 mins 

Cook Time: 20 mins

  • 500g fresh Irish lean minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 200g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 100ml milk or cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine the minced beef, egg, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs and dried herbs. 
  2. Form four oval shaped patties and leave them to set in the fridge for 20 minutes. 
  3. In a sauté pan, over medium heat, drizzle the oil and add the beef patties. Cook for five minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the butter with the mushrooms and onions. Cook on medium heat for about 3 - 4 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook the flour for one minute. Slowly whisk in the Worcestershire sauce and pour in the beef stock. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper and return the beef patties to the pan. 
  6. Simmer for 5 - 10 minutes over low heat to reduce the sauce and ensure the beef patties are cooked through. 
  7. Serve over mashed potatoes.