Beef is incredibly versatile. Mince is a very popular cut that can be used for all kinds of dishes. Be sure to start with organic beef to ensure you’re getting good quality and go ahead and try these three favourite mince recipes.
Spaghetti bolognese is a classic. There is something hearty and comforting about the combination of tomato, mince and pasta. Start with a dash of olive oil in a pan at medium heat. Cook your finely chopped onion with two cloves of crushed garlic until soft. Brown 500 grams of your natural meat. Add a teaspoon of mixed herbs, curry powder, and beef stock powder. Don’t forget the staples of salt and pepper and a good tablespoon or two of tomato paste. Let them cook through before adding two cans of diced tomatoes. Simmer. When it’s done, serve with spaghetti, a sprinkling of parmesan and fresh basil.
Nachos are family friendly. Even the fussiest kids like this dish. Again, start with olive oil, brown an onion and then mince. Add two cans of Mexican beans for a quick way to kick up the flavour. Or add spices like chilli powder, paprika, cumin and red pepper flakes, and a can of plain kidney beans. Tomato paste and a can of chopped tomatoes go in here, (beef and tomato really do love each other). Allow to simmer and reduce, stirring occasionally. Fresh coriander is a must – stir some through just when it’s about done. Serve with corn chips, guacamole, sour cream and cheese.
Hamburgers are easy and you can put your own spin on them. For the patties put mince (750 grams for six burgers) into a bowl with diced onion, two cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Tabasco, fresh parsley, a cup of breadcrumbs and an egg. Season with salt and pepper. Roll up your sleeves and mix it all together with your hands. Cook the patties in a pan for four minutes on each side or until cooked through. Melt some cheese on grilled burger buns for something extra. Serve with lettuce, tomato, or whatever you wish.