Minced beef cobbler

Minced beef cobbler

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(24 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
A hearty yet healthy dish that's perfect for a rainy evening, and it's low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein35g
  • salt1g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 500g pack extra-lean beef mince



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 140g baby chestnut mushroom, halved



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml beef stock
  • few shakes Worcestershire sauce
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt
  • 140g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Dry-fry the mince and onion in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Stir frequently to break up the mince, until well browned. Add the mushrooms and plain flour, followed by the stock and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, then gently cook for 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, to make the cobbles, mix the self-raising flour and thyme together in a bowl. Stir in the yogurt with enough cold water to form a scone-like dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to the thickness of about 1.5cm and use a cutter to stamp out 12 x 5cm rounds.

  3. Stir the peas into the mince mixture, then transfer to a baking dish. Randomly place the cobbles on top of the mince, then bake for 20-25 mins, until cobbles are risen and golden brown. This is good served with horseradish sauce.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (32)

eagoodall's picture

Sorry but this doesn't look very appetising, I think my recipe for this is much nicer, go to Hubpages.com and look for me, Eileen Goodall and I would love to know what you think.

lurvlyloz's picture

average reciepe. not sure if my cobblers were wrong. they tasted ok but they didnt look right.

probably wont bother making again

MealyMum's picture

Good recipe. Can be tarted up with a splash of wine, or some chilli or other herbs. I added a bit of grated cheese to the top of the dumplings and made traditional ones with veg suet as I didnt have yoghurt to hand. Will try the yog versions next time though. used tinned mushrooms - no fresh ones to hand, and i don't think it makes a huge difference in something like this. Would probably add a few more veg, or serve more veg on the side to make it less MEAT!!

arabellastrange's picture

Rated for health, as well as for it's lovely flavour. The scones worked so well, like healthy dumplings. I'll do this regularly. I splashed a bit of red in mine. :)

masterfox_86's picture

Very tasty and simple to make. A really good weekday supper. I usually find dumplings very tasteless, but these were yummy with the yoghurt and thyme!

leelee1827's picture

Very tasty I used leeks and also sweetcorn as I had those available and left out the mushrooms but everyone loved it very tasty and simple

littletweetyuk's picture

This was so easy to make & delicious. I added button mushrooms (instead of chestnut) & baby sweetcorn, as well as the peas Will certainly be making again in the future. It was still yummy as left overs the following day.

anna-pie's picture

The mince part of this was delicious! But the underside of the cobbles were a bit stodgey, did i do something wrong?

copperheidi's picture

Loved this! Very tasty. Great to see a recipe using extra lean mince too - I think it tastes more 'beefy' that full fat or even reduced fat mince.

Froze well, but would recommend popping a bit of foil loosley over the top when reheating as the cobblers will start to over brown!

lourogers's picture

I really enjoyed this. It was really tasty and very easy to make. Will definitely make again!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I used veggie mince for this recipe. Really stodgy and tasteless. I don't know if this was due to the veggie mince.

ritchiethebear's picture

Very tasty indeed! Forgot to add the peas but still delicious and filling. A perfect winter warmer!


Questions (1)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…