Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pineapple and Beef Tropicana

Another recipe from one of my favourite blogs, Unusual Coleslaw,

Beef Tropicana
Source: contributed by G. Burgess in Gulnare Gourmets (Adelaide: Gulnare Primary School Welfare Club, 1984 [2nd edition]), p.39.

1 Kg. minced steak
1 egg                                                                              
1 packet pea and ham soup
1 large tin pineapple pieces.

Method: Mix together mince, soup, egg and fry lightly. Place in casserole and cover with pineapple pieces. With juice of pineapple make up to 4 cups with water and add 2 tablespoons soya sauce. Boil and thicken with cornflour, pour over rissoles and cover with lid. Cook for 45 minutes in moderate oven.

Good cold weather tucker!


  1. Thank you for the link - and for being so brave and trying it! It looks so much better than I imagined - what did you think of the taste? I often think these retro recipes lack seasoning, though I suspect the soup in this case might increase the saltiness at least.

    1. Frankly, even with the soup it was a bit hard going - maybe that's it - we've become used to more flavoursome meals with the popularity of food from other cultures (Northern African being just one of mine . . .) Anne,

  2. (And I forgot to mention: did you see this?!