Savoury mince

This savoury mince is so tasty and versatile.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Perfect for dinner, ladled over a baked potato and topped with cheese, or on hot buttered toast for breakfast. If you like our savoury mince, you'll love our savoury mince pie.
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Savoury mince
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 gram beef mince
  • 100 gram button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, trimmed and diced
  • 400 gram can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water, stock or red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, plus extra, to serve
  • 1 long baguette, out into 4, halved and toasted
  • mixed leaves, to serve


Savoury mince
  • 1
    Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium. Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes until the onion is tender.
  • 2
    Add mince to the onion mixture and cook for 4-5 minutes until well browned, breaking up with a spoon as it cooks.
  • 3
    Stir in mushrooms, carrot and celery, mixing well. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    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.

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