How to make a super easy savoury mince

It may sound a little old-fashioned but savoury mince ticks all the thoroughly modern family meal boxes. It’s tasty, it’s nutritious, and it can be made with whatever you have on hand. It is also one of the easiest dishes you’ll ever cook.

The basics

Savoury mince is as easy as:

  • Brown the mince
  • Cook some veggies
  • Toss it all together with a sauce
  • Heat through and serve…voila!

Vary the colour, texture and flavour of savoury mince

Once you’ve browned the mince you can add whatever vegetables you have on hand. Tasty combinations include:

  • Chopped green beans, celery, carrot, onion and peas are good basics.
  • Diced red or green capsicum and corn kernels are a favourite with the kids.
  • Mushrooms and bean sprouts are a tasty combo.
  • Frozen mixed vegetables make it quick and super easy.
  • Baby corn cuts and water chestnuts add crunch and an Asian style.
  • The zippy flavours of garlic, ginger and fresh herbs are a must have!

Saucy flavour tips and tricks

The sauce brings the mince and the veggies together in a wonderful taste sensation. Why not try:

  • A packet of French onion soup to change the flavour base of your savoury mince. Start out with half packet (45g) of French onion soup mixed with a cup of water and vary to taste.
  • A little mild curry powder added to the mince as it browns is tasty too.
  • Gravy powder. Mix a tbsp or so of instant gravy powder with a cup of water and add it to the mince mixture let it come to the boil and add a little more water if needed.
  • You can also use a 400g can of diced tomatoes.

Serving suggestions:

Savoury mince can be served in lots of different ways

  • Dollop it on top of baked jacket potatoes.
  • Spoon it into chilled lettuce cups and serve with a drizzle of soy and sweet Thai chilli sauce…just like san choy bow.
  • Serve it in roasted (halved) red or yellow capsicum.
  • Toss with cooked pasta shells.
  • Serve it with steamed rice.
  • Toss a packet of fresh hokkien or egg noodles through the mix after you add the veggies, stir-fry until noodles are hot.
  • Serve it on a toasted baguette or thick buttered toast.

Essential tip

To ensure that the mince browns rather than stews, it is best to cook it in batches - about 250g at a time.

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