Recipe For Baked Pap With Pork Mince

I have taken the recipe for pap lasagne from the nostalgic nibbles chapter in Zola Nene’s book Simply Delicious and adapted it to make my baked pap with pork mince. Zola says this is her updated version of pap, sausage and sauce.

Baked Pap With Pork Mince
Baked Pap With Pork Mince
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I live my life through the lens of my eye and in the moment. My life is not lived through Facebook or other social mediums. I know that many people consider the term if it is not on Facebook it is not true to be the most apt for them. However for me, this is really not the case. If you want me to know something about your life please send me a message. Or call me. Or send a letter, whether by snail mail or email. This way I will know you want my attention. But don’t think because you have posted something on Facebook I have seen it. And if I ask you what is going on because of a post I have seen, do not take offence. I am showing an interest.

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I bring this up because I saw a recent post where someone ranted about people not seeing their post 10 months previously where they detailed a life changing event that was going to take place sometime during the course of the year. The anger upset me as I too had missed the post. Probably it was written while I was on leave and not ‘hanging around’ on Facebook but rather spending time with my family and friends. I am now afraid to ask why this friend has moved and where they have moved to. I don’t want to be on the receiving end of the wrath. However, I would not mind being on the receiving end of this meal before I head off to gym. It is a perfect way to load up on carbohydrates to give me the energy to train.

Baked Pap With Pork Mince

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Baked Pap With Pork Mince
This is a great way to use up extra pap if you have made more than you need
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  • 30mls olive oil, divided
  • 1 red onion, chopped finely
  • 5mls fennel seeds
  • 500g minced pork
  • 10mls tomato paste
  • 400g tin whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 800mls vegetable stock
  • 200g maize meal
  • 25g Parmesan, grated, plus extra for garnishing
  1. Place 15mls oil into a large frying pan over a medium temperature
  2. Add the onions and fennel seeds and sauté until the onion is soft
  3. Pour the rest of the oil into the pan and stir in the pork mince
  4. When the mince has browned add the tomato paste and tomatoes
  5. Season generously, reduce the temperature and leave to simmer
  6. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  7. Pour the stock into a sauce pan and bring to a boil over a medium to high temperature
  8. Reduce the temperature to medium and sprinkle the maize meal into the stock, stirring with a wooden spoon the whole time
  9. Continue to cook the pap until it pulls away from the sides, stirring occasionally
  10. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan
  11. Grease an ovenproof casserole dish *
  12. Spread half of the pap on the bottom using a spatula
  13. Pour the mince over the pap and spread evenly
  14. Tip the rest of the pap onto your worktop and flatten to fit the shape of your dish
  15. Place on top of the mince and garnish the top with Parmesan **
  16. Bake for 20 minutes and serve hot ***
My Notes
* I used a 32cm Le Creuset Stoneware dish
** You can see I was very generous with the Parmesan
*** You can delay the baking process if you want to make this in advance, Add a further 5 minutes cooking time if the dish is cold


Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa and this recipe formed part of the review and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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12 thoughts on “Recipe For Baked Pap With Pork Mince

  1. Looks delicious Tandy. I know what you mean about social media…if you happen to miss a post, apparently we miss a life event. Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
    Jem @ Lost in Utensils sharing the blog ♥ heavenly blueberries, a smoothie on the run for one & bon voyageMy Profile

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    1. Me too Jem!

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  2. Yum, seems perfects for this weather, what a comfort dish:)
    natalia20041989 sharing the blog ♥ Wegetariańskie klopsiki z fasoli i pieczarek / Vegetarian Bean and Mushroom MeatballsMy Profile

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    1. It is pure comfort!

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  3. Well the first comment answered my question, and it looks delicious. Yep life changing events should be broadcasted further out then just social media.
    Evelyne CulturEatz sharing the blog ♥ Curious about a Breakfast with Cattail Pancakes?My Profile

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    1. I agree 🙂

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  4. I too wondered what paper was ano then it clicked when I read the ingredients! As I love polenta, I know I’d like this ?
    Chica Andaluza sharing the blog ♥ Chicken Liver Paté (for poorly folk with half a kitchen)My Profile

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    1. It is very similar to polenta 🙂

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  5. Pete and I love pap with a braai, never though about baked pap like this before.
    Have a happy weekend Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    1. It is a great alternative 🙂

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  6. Sounds good, but what is Pap?

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    1. Pap is maize meal, very similar to polenta 🙂

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