- 500g pack lean minced beef
- 2 onions, roughly chopped
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- 2 tsp olive oil
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- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1-2 tsp mild chilli powder, depending on whether you like it spicy
- 400g can chopped tomato
- 600ml beef stock
- 1 garlic baguette, split into slices
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Brown the mince in a non-stick pan for a few mins, then tip into a bowl. Whizz the onions in a food processor until finely chopped (or roughly grate if you don’t have one). Tip into the pan with the oil, then cook for 2-3 mins until soft. Add the spices, cook for 1 min. Return the mince to the pan with the tomatoes and stock, then bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 mins.
Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and spoon the mince into an ovenproof dish. Arrange the baguette slices over the mince, then bake for 12 mins until the bread is crisp on top.
All-American Sloppy JoesCook the mince and onion as before, then mix in 4 tbsp barbecue sauce instead of the spices. Add a 400g can kidney beans, drained, with the tomatoes and stock, then simmer as recipe, left. Serve spooned over 4 halved burger buns, scattered with a little grated cheddar, if you like.