Mrs Beeton Baked Minced Mutton
This is an
original Mrs. Beeton recipe taken from her famous book,
Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Both the quantities and text
have been reproduced as originally published, with the exception of a
little reformatting of the ingredient list to make it easier to follow.
1oz = 25g
1lb = 450g
1 gill =
1 teacup =
1 pint =
1 quart =
The remains of any joint of cold roast mutton,
1 or 2 onions,
1 bunch of savoury herbs,
pepper and salt to taste,
2 blades of pounded mace or nutmeg,
2 tablespoonfuls of gravy,
Mode.—Mince an onion rather fine, and fry it a light-brown colour; add the herbs
and mutton, both of which should be also finely minced and well mixed; season
with pepper and salt, and a little pounded mace or nutmeg, and moisten with the
above proportion of gravy. Put a layer of mashed potatoes at the bottom of a
dish, then the mutton, and then another layer of potatoes, and bake for about
Time.—1/2 hour. Average cost, exclusive of the meat, 4d.
Seasonable at any time.
Note.—If there should be a large quantity of meat, use 2 onions instead of 1.
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