Multi mince

Multi mince

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(24 ratings)

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 onions, 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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1st Sep, 2011
drbumwilly thinks this great
18th Feb, 2011
tasty, easy to throw together and add ingredients too!
8th Sep, 2010
very tasty and made loads, used it to make "quick cottage pie" and "so-simple spaghetti bolognese", definately one to keep.
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10th Jun, 2010
Handy. It's even quicker to use two pans and cook the meat and the onions at the same time :D
27th May, 2010
Very tasty. We are a family of seven and it got good ratings across the board
23rd Aug, 2009
going to try this this week but can anyone suggest an alternative to the red wine? current plan is to add more stock. thanks!
12th Aug, 2009
If you layer this mince with either lasagne sheets or cooked, slice potato and make a cheese sauce to pour on top, add an egg to the sauce which makes it incredibly light and fluffy.
7th Jul, 2009
I haven't (yet) made this mix as it is virtually identical to a basic mince mix I have used happily for many years. Just wanted to say I often put smoked bacon in my mix for added flavour and to ring the changes.
6th Jul, 2009
Sounds lovely but hubby doesn't eat meat so vege mince I think, no bacon and vege stock cube which will cut back on the calories on something that is already low calorie.
24th Jun, 2009
Do you have to defrost before cook ing?


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