mince and tatties with dough balls

Mince and Tatties

mince and tatties with dough balls

Mince and Tatties Recipe

A quintessential traditional Scottish dish! This reminds me of dinners at my Gran & Papa’s house when I was younger … did you call them doughballs or dumplings?
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 4
Calories 608 kcal


Mince Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 beef stock cube in 500ml water
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce optional
  • 30 g gravy bistro granules
  • salt & pepper

Doughballs Ingredients (optional)

  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 50 g beef suet I use ATORA brand
  • salt
  • 5-6 x tbsp water


  • Finely chop carrots & onions – add to pot with oil & mixed herbs – cook until softened
  • Add beef mince to pot with salt & pepper to season, brown off the mince
  • Add optional Worcestershire sauce & then beef stock dissolved in water – allow to simmer on medium heat whilst we prepare mix for doughballs
  • Mix together all ingredients for doughballs until it comes together, then shape into 6-8 balls before dropping into the pot of mince
  • Simmer with lid on for 15mins, turn the doughballs over then simmer for a further 10mins
  • Remove doughballs then add bisto gravy granules and stir through
  • Add doughballs back in, stir, then serve over mashed potato


Nutrition Facts for Mince & Doughballs only


Calories: 608kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 26gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 422mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5184IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Mince and Tatties recipe, Scottish Mince Recipe, Scottish Recipes
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