1940s Recipe: Mince Slices

Had a very satisfying dinner this evening… simple and quick to make and let me tell you my belly is very full indeed after eating this meal. I had intended to make a dessert but in the end I had a handful of wild blueberries..

I always half fill my dinner plate with fresh veg and I served my mince slices with steamed cauliflower and string beans with a small shaving of salted organic butter on top.

Mince Slices

  • 8 oz minced meat (any type cooked)
  • 4 oz cooked mashed potatoes
  • 3 slices of stale wholewheat/wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • salt & pepper (thyme added is also nice)


Mix all the mashed potatoes, cooked mince, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper together thoroughly
Form into an oblong shape (like a small meatloaf)
Slice up into about 10-12 slices (if crumbly place in fridge for a while)
Pre-heat a frying pan and melt some butter
Place slices in and cook until browned on a medium heat
Serve with fresh veg
Serves 3-4 people
PS Oh I nearly forgot to say I got the recipe from this little pocket book..

6 thoughts on “1940s Recipe: Mince Slices

  1. I made this for dinner tonight. My roommate and I both liked it. The mixture didn’t want to hold together, so since I am not following a ration diet, I added a beaten egg to bind it a bit more. We had it with mashed turnips (my first time making turnips!) and some leftover roasted brussels sprouts.

    • Mmmmmmmm roasted brussel sprouts….. how did you roast them? That’s a good idea about adding an egg- I seem to remember mine was a little crumbly too! C xxx

      • I “shave” the brussel sprouts in the food processor with the slicing blade, then toss with a little oil (1 T or so for a pound of sprouts), a minced shallot, and salt & pepper, spread out on a baking sheet and roast for about 25-30 min at 350F, stirring a couple times. So delicious I’ve had the leftovers as a snack.

  2. Wow! That sounds great, I’m busy finding “cheap and cheerful” recipes at the moment and that’s a deffo for me!!
    Gill xx (uk)

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