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Beef Mince Recipes

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When you’re cooking for a family, beef mince recipes are a ‘must know’! They’re easy, usually low cost and beef mince is a key ingredient in so many family favourite meals!

If you’re a busy mum like me and cooking for a family you’ll find that beef mince makes an appearance as a dinner idea at least once a week, sometimes twice.

So it’s nice to have some different beef mince recipes to try instead alongside the usual spaghetti bolognese and chilli con carne, just to keep dinnertime interesting!

And the great thing is, as long as you pick up a low fat pack of beef mince then it’s actually a pretty healthy and nutrition packed ingredient to cook with!

Beef Mince Recipes

Once you know the basics of how to cook minced beef, then there’s loads of tasty, family meals you can make!

Beef Mince Curry

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This Beef Mince Curry is ready in less than 30 minutes and is a breeze to cook!

For hectic weeknights, just add a couple of side dishes and you’ve got the perfect dinner

Get the Beef Mince Curry recipe here

Minced Beef Pie – Beef Mince Recipe

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This is one of our favourite beef mince recipes, a wonderful minced beef pie that’s a snap to make for a family meal. We use the slow cooker to make the tasty, meaty filling then top with shop bought pastry and finish in the oven.

My family absolutely love this flaky puff pastry pie!

Get the Minced Beef Pie recipe here

Mince Pasta Bake – Beef Mince Recipe

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There’s nothing like a good pasta bake, and this one delivers, every, single, time! Total comfort food!

Make your family’s mealtimes more interesting with one of our mouthwatering beef mince recipes

Pasta baked in meat sauce is a classic weeknight meal that everyone loves, and it’s a terrific way to get in more vegetables.

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Smoky Beef Burritos

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy weekday dinner, these smokey beef burritos are for you.

This mince beef recipe can be made in about 25 minutes, then add your sides and tuck in!

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Savoury Mince – Beef Mince Recipes

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Make a quick and easy savoury mince for a weekday meal with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

This recipe is always a hit because it is inexpensive and delicious, especially with a little cheese on top!

Get the Savoury Mince recipe here

Slow Cooker BBQ Mince With Beans – Beef Mince Recipe

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Using a slow cooker BBQ mince and beans is an incredibly easy and inexpensive family dinner recipe.

It’s ideal for a weeknight dinner and is incredibly simple to prepare – simply serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or fries.

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Beef & Bean Chilli Burritos

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Beef and bean chilli burritos are simply delightful.

A truly simple family recipe that the kids adore!

When looking for a no-fuss quick meal idea, this is always a winner, especially for a midweek meal.

Get the Beef & Bean Chilli Burritos recipe here

Chilli Con Carne Recipe – Beef Mince Recipe

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It’s difficult to beat a traditional Chilli Con Carne recipe.

A bowlful of warm spicy meat sauce that’s super yummy! Ideal with rice and nachos.

Get the Chilli Con Carne Recipe here

Slow Cooker Bolognese

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This easy Slow Cooker Bolognese is a totally delicious and nutritious homemade pasta sauce that can be served stirred through freshly cooked spaghetti or even spooned into jacket potatoes with a sprinkle of grated cheese.

Any leftovers taste awesome as an Italian Sloppy Joe!

Get the Slow Cooker Bolognese recipe here

Quick Chilli Con Carne With Baked Beans

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Are you looking for an incredibly quick chilli con carne recipe?

Our simple chilli recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, making it ideal for a weeknight dinner.

Delicious, flavorful, and an incredibly simple family meal.

Get the Quick Chilli Con Carne With Baked Beans recipe here

Bolognese Pasta Bake – Beef Mince Recipe

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Our Bolognese Pasta Bake is incredibly simple to prepare.

With this easy, simple, no-fuss pasta bake recipe, you can have the family around the table and tuck into a bowl of total comfort food.

Get the Bolognese Pasta Bake recipe here

Cuban Picadillo Recipe – Beef Mince Recipe

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Our Cuban Picadillo recipe, made with minced beef, is incredibly simple to prepare and tastes so good!

This will quickly become your new favourite family dinner idea!

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Mexican Cottage Pie

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Prepare an EPIC family dinner – a mouthwateringly good Mexican Cottage Pie with a rich, meaty chilli con carne filling and CHEESY NACHO MASHED POTATOES on top!

What is there not to adore?!

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Delicious Chilli Dogs Recipe

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This is the only recipe for chilli dogs you’ll ever need. Dinner is set.

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Dirty Rice

dirty rice served with side of cheesy nachos

Our easy Dirty Rice recipe is a quick, filling and delicious weeknight dinner.

Ready in just 20 minutes this is great for busy days when you just want dinner ready fast!

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Meatball Pasta Bake

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Our meatball pasta bake is proper comfort food for cold days.

A delicious easy family dinner idea we think you’ll just LOVE.

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Oven Baked Bolognese

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Oven baked bolognese is by far my favourite way to cook bolognese sauce.

It gives the sauce a richer depth of flavour which tastes just amazing! 

Get the Oven Baked Bolognese recipe here

Mild Chilli Con Carne

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A mild chilli con carne recipe that’s ideal for family dinner.

Our chilli con carne is gently spiced so there’ll be no complaining from the kids that it’s too spicy!

It’s also packed with vegetables and as a mum, recipes packed with vegetables always make me happy.

Get the Mild Chilli Con Carne recipe here

Bolognese Sloppy Joes – Beef Mince Recipe

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Bolognese Sloppy Joes are probably the BEST WAY EVER to use up leftover bolognese sauce!

In fact you’ll make bolognese just for the leftovers!

Get the Bolognese Sloppy Joes recipe here

Basic Burger Recipe

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Okay when it comes to burgers we all know that it’s all about the toppings really, that’s why you can keep your beef burger recipe really simple.

So simple we just need two ingredients.

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Easy Shepherd’s Pie – Beef Mince Recipe

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Oh just the BEST Shepherd’s Pie recipe!

Tender minced beef and vegetables in a rich meaty gravy topped with cheesy mashed potatoes – total comfort food! 

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One Pot Orzo Bolognese – Beef Mince Recipe

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The tastiest one pot pasta bolognese recipe, made with orzo.

Think bolognese risotto – easy, tasty and perfect for family dinner.

Get the One Pot Orzo Bolognese recipe here

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Lancashire Potato Hash – Beef Mince Recipe

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Lancashire potato hash is proper comfort food.

This retro dish often called  ‘tattie’ash’, ‘tayter’ash’ or ‘potato ash’ is a one pot classic made with just minced beef, onions, carrots, potatoes and beef stock it’s a very thrifty, economical family dinner.

Warming and filling and super easy to make. 

Get the Lancashire Potato Hash recipe here

Easy Meatballs And Tomato Sauce With Garlic Bread Dippers

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Meatball fans follow me, these juicy easy meatballs with five vegetable sauce and garlic bread dippers are a really quick meal idea

Get the Easy Meatballs And Tomato Sauce With Garlic Bread Dippers recipe here

Spaghetti Bolognese

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