Savoury Mince and Bean Cobbler

Savoury Mince and Bean Cobbler

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If you thought a cobbler was only someone who mended shoes, you were wrong. This savoury cobbler is a delicious dish that will have all your guests kicking up their heels for more!

  • Recipe serves4-5
  • Preparation time25 minutes
  • Cooking time60 minutes


  • 500 Gram Beef mince
  • 30 Millilitre oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 Red pepper, diced
  • 1 Green pepper, diced
  • 425 Gram Tin red kidney beans, drained
  • 10 Millilitre Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ Teaspoon Thyme
  • ½ Teaspoon Marjoram
  • 2 Millilitre Sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 150 Gram Self raising flour
  • 30 Gram Stork Margarine
  • 1 sachet KNORR Spaghetti Bolognaise Dry Cook-in-Sauce
  • 50 Gram cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 10 Millilitre Worcestershire sauce
  • 25 Millilitre Water
  • Milk to glaze


  • Heat the oil and fry the mince and onion until well browned.
  • Add the peppers and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in KNORR Spaghetti Bolognaise Dry Cook-in-Sauce, beans, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, marjoram, sugar and seasonings.
  • Bring to the boil and pour into a casserole dish.
  • Cover and bake at 180°C for 20 mins.
  • While waiting, make the topping by sifting the self raising flour and rubbing it into the margarine and stirring in the cheese.
  • Blend the egg with water and Worcestershire sauce, add to flour mixture and using a knife, stir to form a soft dough.
  • Roll dough to 1cm thickness and cut into circles using a scone cutter.
  • Brush the top with a little milk and arrange around the edge of the casserole dish and bake uncovered for 35 minutes until golden brown.