Do you have days when you get home from work and realise that what you had planned to cook for dinner is either still in the freezer or just far too much trouble for the way you are feeling? I did that yesterday. A few store cupboard standards came to my rescue and the result was received with probably more pleasure than what I was going to cook in the first place! Here’s what I did. You will need:-

  • 500g Mince (I used pork – just because that was what I had)
  • I onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Water, depending on how runny you want your sauce to be (I used about half the tomato tin full)

Gently fry the onions until they are soft, add the mince and continue frying until it is just beginning to brown. Add the curry powder and stir well to make sure it is evenly distributed. Tip in the tomatoes, stir to mix them through the meat and onions. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, cover and leave to cook through. Check every now and then and if you think the mixture is getting too dry add some water.

There; rescued in about 45 minutes with very little trouble. I served mine with noodles.