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
Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
Add garlic, carrot and celery and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add mince and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.
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.