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CURRIED MINCE WITH ITAL PIZZA MINIS

Cape Malay spicy bolognaise to top our cheese and tomato minis.

CURRIED MINCE WITH ITAL PIZZA MINIS

Cape Malay spicy bolognaise to top our cheese and tomato minis.

CURRIED MINCE WITH ITAL PIZZA MINIS

Cape Malay spicy bolognaise to top our cheese and tomato minis.

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

YOU WILL NEED

QUANTITIES OF INGREDIENTS

  • Ital Mini Pizzas Cheese & Tomato
  • ¼ x cup olive oil
  • 1 x medium diced onion
  • 2 x tbsp Cape Malay curry spice
  • 500g x lean beef mince
  • ¼ x cup water
  • 1 x tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced (1 x tbsp)
  • 1 x tbsp apricot jam
  • Salt & pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. In a pan, a quarter cup of olive oil on medium heat. We prefer to use olive oil.
  2. Once the pan has heated, add one medium diced onion and sauté.
  3. After 2 to 3 minutes add 2 tablespoons of cape Malay curry spice to the onions and work it into the onions allowing it to soak up all the oil. You need to cook the curry spice before you add the rest of the ingredients. About 1 to 2 minutes. This releases the flavour from the curry.
  4. Once the curry spice has cooked through, add the mince. Break it up and then keep it moving in the pan it so that it can absorb all that delicious flavour in the pan. You want the mince to brown so that it gets that lovely, browny -gnarly -crispy taste. That’s the secret. So don’t rush it! (10 minutes).
  5. Whilst that’s doing its thing let’s get our minis ready. Into the oven they go for 10 to 12 minutes, pre-heated to 200 degrees. We’re using all 8 for this recipe.

Now back to the pan.

  1. By now your mince will have browned beautifully and only now do you add the tomato paste to the mince. About one tablespoon. Work it into the mince, so that the paste coats and gets absorbed into the curry mixture. About 5 to 6 minutes. If you see that the mince is drying up, add a ¼ cup water, keep mixing ‘till it’s all absorbed.
  2. Now add the minced garlic. Stir it into the mince.
  3. As the mince is nearing completion, add one tablespoon of apricot jam and stir it into the mince till its absorbed completely. If you like it sweeter, add 2 tablespoons.
  4. Lastly some salt and pepper to taste, give it one last stir and you’re done!
  5. Your curried mince. Juicy, gooey, and so deliciously moreish. You’re ready to top your minis, so bring ‘em out!
  6. Put as much mince as you like. No one is judging. No one is looking. If you want, you can sprinkle with coriander, but we know that there are many coriander haters out there, so it will be best if you do what makes you happy.

Our curried mince mini pizzas. The memories are in the tasty moments… always! Each and every last little bit of munchiness…

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