Family Favourite Minced Beef Cobbler

An oven baked savoury minced beef with cheesy scone cobbles on top

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

Tips For Making Minced Beef Cobbler

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

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Minced Beef Cobbler

Can You Freeze The Cobbler?

The minced beef cobbler can be frozen. When you want to eat it, take the cobbler out of the freezer the night before and let it defrost in the fridge. Alternatively you can make the mince and freeze it then when you want to make the cobbler, defrost the mice and then make the cobbler topping the day you want to eat it.

Minced Beef Cobbler


Minced Beef, Cobbler
Dinner, Beef
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Minced Beef Cobbler

prep time: 15 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 55 mins
An oven baked savoury mince casserole with cheesy scone cobbles on top.


  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and 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 Worcestershire Sauce
  • For the Cobbler:
  • 120g Self Raising Flour
  • 50g Butter, cubed
  • 1 TSP Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1 TBSP Horseradish Sauce
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 TBSP Milk
  • Handful of Grated Cheddar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c (160°fan).
  2. In a large oven proof casserole, gently fry the onion, garlic, carrot, bacon in a little oil until cooked. 
  3. Turn the heat up and add the minced beef and fry until the mince has turned brown.
  4. Turn down the heat and add the italian herbs, passata, ketchup, stock, Worcestershire sauce and simmer on low while you make the cobbler topping.
  5. In a large bowl rub together the flour and butter until you get fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the other ingredients (except the cheddar) and then dot the cobbler batter on top of the minced beef. Sprinkle over the cheddar.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden.

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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

  3. This is delicious. So comforting. Our family love it! Thanks for sharing.


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