Friday, January 21, 2011

Minced Meat with Potatoes and Canned Green Peas

I have a can of green peas in my pantry and wanted to use it up. I immediately thought of this dish. This is a dish that brings back childhood memories. My mother used to cook this for us when we were little. We love eating this with plain white rice. We were poor back then and a big can of green peas with some minced meat or a can of luncheon meat and lots of potatoes could feed all of us with a full, satisfied tummy. And we love it! Now my kids love this!

This dish is extremely easy, quick and delicious eaten with bread too! Give this a try and enjoy!

I'm sharing this simple, satisfying dish with :
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe Swap Thursday at Prairie Story

Minced Meat with Potatoes and Canned Green Peas
Ingredients :
200gm minced pork or chicken
3 medium potatoes
1 small can green peas
1 medium onion, sliced to 8 wedges
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp chicken powder seasoning (optional)
2 tsp black soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
white pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
some cooking oil

Method :
  1. Marinate minced pork or chicken with oyster sauce and set aside.
  2. Peel potatoes, cut to quarters lengthwise and slice to about 5mm thickness across. Heat some oil and fry potatoes, until light brown and cooked. Dish out and drain. Keep aside.
  3. In remaining oil (about 2 tablespoons) remove some oil if excess, fry onions till fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add in minced meat and stir until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Add in potatoes, whole can of green peas including brine, water, black soy sauce, white soy sauce and pepper to taste.
  5. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Adjust taste accordingly. Serve hot. Enjoy with plain white rice.


  1. not only kids, i love this too..sometimes i cook this with chicken and sometimes minced meat just like you did. Very tasty!

  2. Looks delicious! Simple and easy recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very simple yes, but simple ideas often work better than elaborate ones. Sounds delicious too, and so quick to prepare. I'll "try this at home".

  4. Slurp,fingerlicking dish..looks sooo yummy..

  5. Simple and delicious, i like it, thank you !

  6. its very nice blog.... awsam dish dear...:DD

  7. Hi Joy,
    This looks like one of those meals that my family would love. Minced Meat With Potatoes and Canned Green Peas, that is a great combination.We will love it here at Full Plate Thursday. Thank you so much for coming today and please come back!

  8. I think that, with pork o chicken have to be
    dekicious, it´s a nice recipie. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This sounds like delighful family fare. Our mother's were really creative women. They often did make something from nothing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings..Mary

  10. There is nothing better than food that evokes memories of our childhood and happy meals with our parents. This would be a delicious way to fill up a family with little cost and lots of flavor!

  11. This looks hearty and comforting! I love one-dish meals like this!

  12. Hi Lena,
    Yeah, the whole family loves this, and I like it with bread!

    Hi Amy,
    Thank you for stopping by. Will be visiting you soon!

    Hi DeeBee,
    Thanks for visiting. Yes, I agree with you, sometimes simple is simply fabulous! Hope you enjoy trying out this dish!

    Hi Priya,
    Thank you!

    Hi Magda,
    Thank you!

    Hi ManPreet Kaur,
    Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you again. Have a nice day!

    Hi Miz Helen,
    Thank you. It is fun linking up to Full Plate Thursday!

    Hi garlutti,
    Thank you!

    Hi Mary,
    Yes, I agree with you. Our mothers are indeed special, making something from limited resources! Wishing you a lovely day too!

    Hi Susan,
    Yes, now these memories are being passed down to our children through the food our mom taught us!

    Hi Reeni,
    This one-dish meals goes great with bread!

  13. Looks like a great comfort food dish to me! I love peas and potatoes together. :)