- 2 tsp olive oil
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- 1 large onion, chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 500g pack lean minced beef
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 420g can kidney bean in chilli sauce
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- 400g can chopped tomato
- 1kg parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks
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Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then soften the onion with 1 tsp cumin for a few mins. Push the onion to the edge of the pan, add the beef, then brown well, breaking up the lumps as you go. Add the garlic, kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and half a can of water, season and cover, then simmer for 20 mins.
Meanwhile, cook the parsnips in boiling salted water until tender, drain well, then mash with some freshly milled black pepper and a little salt. Heat the grill to high. Tip the chilli mince into a large ovenproof dish, spoon over the mash, scatter with the remaining cumin seeds, then grill for 5 mins until golden.
TipIf you don’t have kidney beans in chilli sauce, just add a 400g can kidney beans, drained, 50g chopped roasted peppers, and 2 tsp mild chilli powder.