MinceDo – Minced Meat and Plantain Sauce

mincedo dodo gizdo asundo plantain naija recipe

As you might have guessed, this recipe is inspired by the party favorite gizdo but instead of gizzard I am making used of minced meat combined with incredible spices. It is gooey, melty and oh so delicious . It pairs perfectly with everything from rice to quinoa to pasta. It’s sure to be your new go to favorite sauce.


  • 950g minced beef or turkey
  • Maggi – 4 cubes
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1 tspn ginger
  • 1 tspn pepper
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 large onion – finely minced
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1-2 hot peppers – Minced
  • 3 large tomatoes – minced
  • Teaspoon each – Curry and thyme
  • 2 large plantains – cubed and fried or baked
  • 3 cups vegetables of choice (bell pepper, mushroom, minced carrot etc)


  • Combine minced meat with pepper, salt, 2 maggi cubes and ginger. Set aside
  • Place a skillet on medium-high heat. Heat up oil. Stir in minced onion and fry until it starts to brown. Stir in minced garlic. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Add in seasoned minced meat. Stirfry until completely browned. Add in tomatoes and fried plantain. Season with salt, maggi, minced pepper, curry and thyme. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in chopped vegetables

Serve mincedo over boiled rice, quinoa, acha or pasta. Enjoy!!!

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By |June 7th, 2017|7 Comments


  1. Pere August 21, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

    please how is it possible to mince the meat by one’s self?

  2. ASCAH July 1, 2017 at 3:31 am - Reply

    I love chicken and pork,can i replace the turkey or beef with either pork or chicken?

  3. Lara June 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    I’m definitely going to try this for iftar today. Thank you

  4. Florence June 7, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I really like this. As a plantain lover I shall try it.

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