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Cook up a panful of super easy savoury mince – this budget dinner recipe is always popular and just delicious served with mashed potatoes and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner.

Old fashioned savoury mince is a quick and easy family dinner, ready and on the table in under 30 minutes making it perfect for a busy school night. This flavourful savoury meat and veg mince is a budget recipe that’s a filling, warm and cosy dinner for a cold day.

And better still it’s a meal kids really love especially if it comes with a side of cheesy mash or air fryer roast potatoes. It’s one of our favourite minced beef recipes.

We’ve also popped a slow cooker savoury mince recipe below too, so that you can simmer this easy minced beef dish all day whilst you’re at work.

Proper comfort food!

savoury mince served with mashed potatoes in a bowl

Savoury Mince Recipe

Serves – 4

Prep Time – 5 minutes

Cook Time – 30 minutes

Total Time – around 35 minutes

Our Most Popular AlternativeSlow Cooker Minced Beef Hotpot

Equipment Needed

  • Vegetable knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon – or other spoon for cooking

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Savoury Mince Ingredients

You’ll just need a handful of simple ingredients to make this old fashioned savoury minced beef recipe.

ingredients for savoury mince on a a white table - include minced beef, beef stock pot, frozen vegetables - mixed carrots, peas, corn and beans, diced onions, tomato puree and olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil – you can swap this for sunflower oil, rapeseed oil or butter if you prefer.
  • 1 onion – finely diced
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables – I use the supermarket own packs – the ones with carrots, peas, sweetcorn and green beans.
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 beef stockpot – I usually use OXO stockpots for savoury minced beef
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper

Herbs for minced beef

If you wanted to add a pinch of herbs to this dish, opt for a teaspoon of dried oregano or thyme.

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How To Make Savoury Mince

You are going to love how simple this recipe for savoury mince is!

Step One – fry the onions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onions for 5 minutes so they start to soften.
onions frying in a skillet pan

Step Two – brown the mince

  • Add the beef mince and break it up in the pan with a wooden spoon, gently fry the mince for around 5 minutes until it browns.
minced beef being browned in a pan

Step Three – add the rest of the ingredients

  • Add in the beef stockpot, the tomato puree and the 2 cups of frozen vegetables. Mix everything well.
  • Then pour in just enough boiling water to cover the ingredients in the pan.

Step Four – cook the savoury mince

  • Stir everything together and cook over a low-medium heat for around 20 minutes or until everything is cooked through properly and the gravy has reduced down.

Cooks note – If the savoury mince needs thickening, do this by mixing a couple of teaspoons of cornflour into a paste with some cold water, stir this through the beef mince, and boil until the gravy thickens. You could also if you prefer, thicken it with some instant gravy granules.

savoury mince served with mashed potatoes in a bowl

Make Savoury Mince Your Way

  • Use lamb or turkey instead of beef mince.
  • Go veggie and try out Quorn mince instead – you may need to add a little extra water as it can be quite dry.
  • Add in more vegetables – try finely chopped courgettes or mushrooms
  • Add an extra flavour – stir in some curry powder or paste or try adding smoked paprika and BBQ sauce.

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How To Make Savoury Mince In The Slow Cooker

It’s super easy to make savoury mince meat and veg in the slow cooker – it’s a dump and go recipe!

Step One – preheat the slow cooker

  • Preheat the slow cooker to low if cooking for 8-hours, or high if cooking for 4-hours.

Step Two – add all the ingredients

  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker pan, stir everything together well to combine all the flavours. You will only need to add around 150ml of water when cooking in the slow cooker.

Step Three – cook the savoury mince in the slow cooker

  • Cook the savoury mince on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Recipe Tips And Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make savoury mince ahead of time

Yes, you can make this easy old fashioned beef mince up to 2 days in advance and keep in the fridge until ready to eat.

How do I store leftover savoury mince?

Cool any leftovers quickly and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or in a freezer-safe container or bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

How to reheat savoury mince

Tip the minced beef into a saucepan and reheat on the hob over a medium heat. Stir often as you reheat and simmer until it is reheated thoroughly and piping hot throughout. You can also reheat in the microwave.

How can I use up leftover savoury mince?

This old fashioned savoury mince recipe is super versatile when it comes to using up leftovers. You can add some extra spices – like curry powder or chilli powder and some beans. And serve with rice.

Or you could use as a pie fillings – and top with mashed potatoes as a cottage pie, or a shop-bought ready to use pastry sheet as a mince beef pie.

What To Serve With Savoury Mince

Our delicious mince and onions recipe goes really well with lots of different carbs and sides – just mix and match and find your favourite way to serve.

Tasty carbs!

Then add some side dishes like…

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Minced Beef Recipes You’ll Just LOVE!

I think when you’re cooking for a family then beef mince is a total go-to dinner! So it’s always good to have some tasty mince beef recipes in your dinner collection. Our family favourites are below!

  • Beef mince curry – a totally delicious curry made using minced beef. This is great for Friday nights when you fancy a take away curry but at a fraction of the price!
  • Minced beef pie – use the slow cooker to simmer up a tasty minced beef pie filling, then top with a shop bought puff pastry crust and serve with mashed potatoes and lots of gravy.
  • Smoky beef burritos – super easy Mexican night with smoky beef burrito filling and all your favourite toppings.
  • Taco Mince Recipe – a quick and easy Mexican style meat sauce, great for use in tacos, burrito bowls and fajitas.

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

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Yield: Serves 4

Savoury Mince

savoury mince served with mashed potatoes in a bowl

Super easy savoury mince recipe that's perfect with cheesy mash and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 onion - finely chopped 
  • 500g minced beef
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 beef stock pot
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onions for 5 minutes so they start to soften.
  2. Add the beef mince and break it up in the pan with a wooden spoon, gently fry the mince for around 5 minutes until it browns.
  3. Add in the beef stockpot, the tomato puree and the 2 cups of frozen vegetables. Mix everything well.
  4. Then pour in just enough boiling water to cover the ingredients in the pan.
  5. Stir everything together and cook over a low-medium heat for around 20 minutes or until everything is cooked through properly and the gravy has reduced down.
  6. If the savoury mince needs thickening, do this by mixing a couple of teaspoons of cornflour into a paste with some cold water, stir this through the beef mince, and boil until the gravy thickens. You could also if you prefer, thicken it with some instant gravy granules.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 38g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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