Mrsfoodiemumma – Marie Muccio, foodie, wife, mum of three and loving granddaughter – inspiring you to get excited about food!

    They say nobody is perfect but to me my grandmother (Nonna) came pretty close. A beautiful woman inside and out, her gentle, kind and loving nature was apparent in everything she did.

    Nonna had a smile that would light up the room and her door was always open to her family and friends. Her love for food and cooking is a passion we both shared and I was blessed to have learned so much from her.

    Nonna had been a part of the inner West community for 59 years. Originally living in Spotswood before she married and moved to her forever house in Altona North. Sadly she passed on Tuesday 10 November. Although she is no longer with us, the legacy of her passion for cooking will live on in me forever.

    In the past I have shared a few of Nonna’s recipes. This one is not a traditional Italian recipe but delicious none the less. Curried beef is made by sautéing beef mince and curry powder with onion, carrot and cabbage. Curry powder has a really unique flavour due to the mixture of both sweet and savoury aromatics.


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 onion diced
    • 3 cloves garlic crushed
    • 500 g beef mince
    • 1 tbsp curry powder
    • 2 carrots sliced into half moons
    • 1/2 cup chicken stock
    • ½ cabbage shredded
    • Steamed rice to serve


    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic cooking for 2 or 3 minutes until softened. Then add the carrot and cook for a few more minutes.
    2. Next add mince and cook until browned. Add curry powder and stir well to combine.
    3. Add stock and cabbage and cook until the cabbage has wilted and the carrots have softened, about 10 minutes.
      Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Serve with steamed rice.

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