This recipe for savoury beef mince can be used to make tacos, quesadillas, nachos, or a simple spaghetti bolognese. Add some chilli flakes or fresh chilli if you prefer a bit of spice.


  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock


Step 1

Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened.

Step 2

Add garlic, carrot and celery and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add mince and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.

Step 4

Add tomato paste, tomatoes, thyme, Worcestershire and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Season.