Budget Friendly Magic Mince
Quick and Easy Mince Meal
Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Versatile, quick and delicious, mince is a Kiwi favourite. Easy to whip up for a variety of different meals, this is a recipe to always keep on hand.
This recipe is based on Kathy Paterson's original Magic Mince recipe.
Versatile, quick and delicious, mince is a Kiwi favourite. Easy to whip up for a variety of different meals, this is a recipe to always keep on hand. This recipe is based on Kathy Paterson's original Magic Mince recipe.
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500g Quality Mark beef mince
2 celery stalks
1 garlic clove
400g chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato sauce
2 cups beef stock
1 tsp dried thyme
a small handful of parsley
To Make Mince
Heat a dash of oil in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium-high heat and add the beef mince.
Brown mince, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the meat, then transfer to a bowl.
Add another dash of oil to the saucepan and add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
Return mince to the saucepan.
Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce or paste, stock and thyme.
Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer mince for 45 minutes.
Stir mince from time to time and taste for seasoning.
Remove lid towards the end of the cooking time if you need to thicken the mince a little.
Nutrition Information per Serving (484g)
Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).More info
* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)