Multi mince

Multi mince

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 8
Use this great mince recipe as a base for bolognese or cottage pie - freeze a batch ready to whip out for last-minute dinners

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal220
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1kg lean minced beef
  • 2 back bacon rashers, chopped
  • 2 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 150ml red wine
  • 500ml beef stock (from a cube is fine)
  • leaves from 3 sprigs thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…


  1. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. When hot, tip in the mince and cook for 10 mins until browned all over, breaking up any lumps with the back of a spoon. Tip onto a plate. You may need to do this in batches.

  2. Add the bacon to the pan with the onions and garlic, then cook for 7 mins until the bacon is cooked and onion softened. Return the mince to the pan, then pour in the red wine, stock and thyme leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 mins until the mince is tender and the sauce has reduced down. Once cool, can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Comments (32)

emmapricester's picture

I used this to make cottage pie - it was the best tasting cottage pie I have made!! - However it was a little bit dry so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for how to add extra gravy to the mix? Thanks!

chockagirl's picture

Thanks AngelCake - my mistake! :)

pariss's picture

I know what you mean Cazza..but the picture is also for the Cottage Pie recipe which does in fact use mushrooms! lol

chockagirl's picture

I haven't made this but the photo clearly shows mushrooms which aren't listed in the ingredients. This always irritates me!

Kate TB's picture

Ooooo it's lovely, added chopped courgettes and mushrooms and served it on a beautifully crisp jacket potato.....

doriam21's picture

I added grated carrot, made a Bechamel sauce, used lasagne sheets and made a lasagne. So yummy. My grandson loved it as well.

fulgencio's picture

Oh yuk
Didn't like this at all. Used the base mix with the bolognes recipe. Found it very bland so had to add tomato puree and - a jar of bolognes sauce to diguise the flavour. But, have to add that I can't get fresh thyme here (in Spain) so used dried, maybe that's what ruined it.

takarajayne's picture

Fantastic!! My fussy children loved it as a cottage pie. It made lots, but all the more for freezing!!!

Would recommend, and will make it again!

nortbutnice's picture

Truly gorgeous, really tasty, will make again and again!

jacobsden's picture

Really tasty made it up for a spaghettii sauce freezed the remaining rather yummy!!!!

samjones01's picture

I didn't have any beef mince so used lamb, and also added finely grated courgette & carrot (VERY fussy three year old). Served it as Shepherds Pie topped with mashed potato & sweet potato and it was fantastic! Two children had seconds who don't normally eat mince!!!!!

georgeb74's picture

Absolutely delicious! Loved the bacon in it - gave it a really nice taste. I used the mince to make a cottage pie - yum!


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