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