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Curry Mince Vetkoek Filling

  • Author: Heather
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 10 1x


A curry mince vetkoek filling made with minced meat, few vegetables and potato with curry spices. A South African favorite.



Homemade Vetkoek 

2 Tbsp. of olive oil (to sauté onions)

2 medium onions (of choice, red or white)

1 Cup of Beef stock. (melted in water)

500 g of minced Beef

1 Cup of frozen mixed veg (chopped)

1 Cup of potato (chopped)


2 Tbsp of garlic flakes (or cloves)

15 ml of curry powder. (lessen if a medium curry is required)

1 tsp Cumin powder

2 tsp Turmeric powder

Salt and Pepper to taste.


In a saucepan add the olive oil, bring to heat and add the onion and sauté until soft and clear.

Add garlic cloves crushed, fry for a minute. If you use garlic flakes then add with the curry and cumin powder, on top of the onions. Stir well and make sure the mixture is not to dry. Otherwise add some water.

The mince meat is then added and stirred up with the onion mix. Brown the mince meat.

The the turmeric and beef stock is added and stirred well until all is mixed. Bringing this to a boil.

Before reducing heat add the frozen vegetables and potato pieces. Once hot reduce the heat and bring to a simmer then cover with a airtight lid. This will increase the flavor, simmer for 30 minutes. 

Salt and pepper can be added to your taste.

Cook until all is done and you are satisfied with the taste.

Can be for about 10 – 15 minutes more.

If  you have already made the vetkoek, then cut and fill the inside with this mince and serve.

This mixture will fill about 8 to 10 vetkoeks. Depending on the size of your vetkoek.




Use chopped frozen vegetables that contain some peas, corn and carrots. If you can obtain the frozen veg with chopped potato included that would be good.  OR use left over vegetables from a previous meal. 

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