I have to confess, I have never seen this recipe in any of my WWII cook books..
But HELL, you just didn’t waste ANYTHING in the 1940’s so I betcha that ‘Ruby Murray’ and her delightfully scruffy, scabby knee’d children would have had a meal like this now and again to use up rubbery veggies languishing in the pantry..
HELL, you didn’t waste ANYTHING in the 1940’s
Who is Ruby Murray? Lets just say you’ll see her soon. A nosey, time traveling alter ego from the 1940’s who occasionally appears in my kitchen to make long days even longer…
Meanwhile- here is the recipe
Everything IN wartime stew
- 1 lb of mince beef or a mixture of leftover meats
- 1 small cabbage
- 1 onion or 1 leek
- Any veggies that need using up
- Several soft tomatoes that are no good for anything else
- Oxo and marmite (marmite is optional)
- Salt and pepper
Brown the mince or leftover meats and onions
Chop up the remaining veg into smallish pieces
Chop up the soft tomatoes and add to meat and onions and then add water (about a 1000 ml)
Add the oxo and marmite and stir
Add the chopped veggies
Cook and occasionally stir adding salt, pepper and some dried herbs like thyme to your own taste
Cook on medium heat in the saucepan for about 20 further minutes
Enough for 8 served with mashed potatoes or bread and butter.