Family Favourite Minced Beef Cobbler

Minced Beef Cobbler
An easy, filling and relatively frugal meal that the whole family will enjoy, even the fussiest of children. I love savoury cobblers, there's something very comforting about them, especially when you top the scones with plenty of cheddar cheese like I do in this recipe. This minced beef cobbler features heavily on our meal plans during the winter months and I like to serve it with seasonal veggies, or failing that some peas from the freezer (to be fair it's usually peas from freezer!!). My lot would quite happily gobble a bowl of this on it's own though. It's most definitely a keeper in this house!

Minced Beef Cobbler


  1. Up the veggies by adding peppers, mushrooms and courgettes to the mince.
  2. Make a veggie version by omitting the bacon and using Quorn mince instead.
  3. Double the recipe if you're feeding a crowd.
  4. Add a tablespoon of caramelised onion chutney to the mince to give it an extra rich flavour.
  5. Serve with seasonal veggies (or peas from the freezer).


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Minced Beef Cobbler


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Minced Beef Cobbler

Minced Beef Cobbler

An oven baked savoury minced beef with cheesy scone cobbles on top.
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 750g Minced Beef
  • 4 rashers Smoked Bacon, chopped
  • 1 TSP Italian Herb seasoning
  • 500ml Passata
  • 2 TBSP Ketchup
  • 1 Beef Stock Pot
  • 1 TBSP Worcester Sauce
  • For the cobbler topping:
  • 120g Self Raising Flour
  • 50g Butter, cubed
  • 1 TSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1 TBSP Horseradish Sauce
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 TBSP Milk
  • Handful of Cheddar
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c/160cfan.Step 2: In a large frying pan fry the onion, garlic, carrots and bacon in a little oil until cooked. Turn up the heat and add the minced beef. Stir until brown.Step 3: Add the italian herb seasoning, passata, ketchup, beef stock pot and worcester sauce and let it simmer on a low heat whilst you prepare the cobbler.Step 4: In a bowl rub together the flour and butter until you get breadcrumbs. Stir in the remaining ingredients.Step 5: Pour the minced beef mixture into an oven proof dish and dot the cobbler batter over the top and sprinkle with the cheddar. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

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Yield: 4

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Minced Beef Cobbler

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  1. Booked this in for dinner next week! I've never really paid attention to what a cobbler is, but this post shows me it's everything I want in my belly! :-D Love the sneaky veg in it as well!

  2. Oooh I LOVE the look of this and have saved for later - I'd never thought of making a savoury cobbler before! I have a great Peachick friendly dairy/eggfree cheese & chive scone recipe that I reckon would work really well on top of this! Thanks for sharing x


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