Muffins with mince


We received this recipe from Caroline Mokoena from Rustenburg. She enjoys making this when her grandsons come to visit.

Preparation time: 15 min

Baking time: 25 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves 6


Savoury muffins

500 ml (2 cups) cake flour

pinch of salt

10 g (1 sachet) instant yeast

15 ml (1 tbsp) caster sugar

250 ml (1 cup) milk

2 large eggs

125 ml (½ cup) melted butter or margarine


10 ml (2 tsp) oil

600 g lean beef mince

1 each red, green and yellow pepper

10 ml (2 tsp) tomato paste

2 chillies, finely chopped

2 carrots, cut into strips

250 ml (1 cup) chicken or beef stock


1. Muffins

Preheat oven to 220 °C and lightly grease two muffin pans with butter or margarine.

In a big bowl sift the dry ingredients together and mix well.

In a jug, whisk the milk, eggs and melted butter together and add to the dry ingredients.

Mix lightly with a spoon until just combined.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 to 15 minutes into a soft and elastic dough.

Cover and put in a warm place for an hour or more until the dough has doubled in size.

Half-fill each muffin casing with the dough.

Cover and leave in a warm place until double in size again.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned.

Turn out and allow to cool.

2. Mince

In a pan add a splash of oil with the mince and stir till browned.

Add the peppers, tomato paste, chillies and carrots.

Stir for 5 minutes, reduce the heat, add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve with the savoury muffins.

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