My Bubble and Squeak


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Marvellous Meals with Mince

Marvellous Meals with Mince

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2012

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I don’t actually know why I called this bubble and squeak because apart from including cooked potatoes and cabbage it isn’t anything like it. However the addition of well-flavoured pork makes it a quick and healthy all-in-one family dish. I used to use dill seeds as well as the caraway seeds but I have now replaced the dill with nutmeg, which I think tastes even better.


  • 500 g waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 300 g lean pork mince
  • 200 g sweetheart (pointed) cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ whole nutmeg, grated
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


    Cut the unpeeled potatoes into small cubes and steam or boil until cooked. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep sauté pan over a medium heat and add the garlic and caraway seeds. Mix for 30 seconds, then add the pork mince and cook for 4–5 minutes, or until the meat has separated and browned.

    Stir in the cabbage and cook for 2–3 minutes, or until limp. Add the nutmeg and cooked potato cubes and stir for another minute to reheat them. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.