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Savoury mince

This savoury mince is so tasty and versatile.
Savoury mince

Savoury mince is one of those classic meals that is a regular favourite weeknight dinner in many households. It’s super-easy to make and also versatile to serve, whether it’s added to pasta, ladled over a baked potato and topped with cheese, or on hot buttered toast for breakfast.

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Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium. Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes until the onion is tender.


Add mince to the onion mixture and cook for 4-5 minutes until well browned, breaking up with a spoon as it cooks.


Stir in mushrooms, carrot and celery, mixing well. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.


Add tomatoes, water and tomato paste. Season to taste, then bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in parsley. Serve on toast, sprinkled with extra parsley. Accompany with mixed leaves.

This mixture can be cooled then frozen or refrigerated in required portions. Chicken, lamb or turkey mince can be used instead of beef mince.


How long does savoury mince last?

You can store leftover, cooked savoury mince in the fridge for 2-4 days or for several months in the freezer, based on food safety details on Healthdirect.gov.au. Raw mince should be used or frozen by its use-by date if it’s prepackaged or within 3 days if it is unpackaged, according to the Food Safety Information Council.

What is savoury mince made of?

The meat used in mince is typically a mixture of different cuts of beef, chicken, pork or another meat. You’ll also find different varieties are available when you’re shopping, such as lean beef mince which has a lower fat content than regular or premium beef mince. If you’re buying pre-packaged mince, you can check the nutrition label for these details.

When you’re cooking a savoury mince recipe, it will typically include oil, onion, garlic and mince in the base, with other ingredients adding flavour and texture based on the dish.

Looking for more mince ideas? Check out our collection of mince recipes for easy weeknight dinners. If you’re into baking, there’s also our savoury mince pie or savoury mince slice, which both include pastry.

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