Delicious with chive mash
Peel and chop 4 large potatoes (Maris Pipers mash
well) and boil for 15 mins in salted water until tender.
Drain, return to the pan, then mash with 2 tbsp
butter and 100ml milk. Season to taste, fold
through a small bunch snipped chives and serve.
Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and
heat 1 tsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the
onion and carrot and soften for 10 mins.
Scrape into a large bowl, then add the
breadcrumbs, 5 tbsp of the passata, the
Worcestershire sauce, egg, mince, half the
thyme and some seasoning. Mix well.
Brush 4 large ramekins or 6 muffin tins
with the remaining oil. Press the mince
mixture into them, then pour the remaining
passata over the top. Top each with a tomato
half, sprinkled with a pinch of sugar, salt and
pepper and the remaining thyme. Bake for
50 mins until cooked through, then serve
with Chive mash (recipe below).