This is my basic mince recipe for all mince dishes, it is easy to vary it with other flavours
Serves 4-5 people
15 ml cooking oil
500 gm lean beef mince
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic diced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried sweet basil
1/2 cup oat bran
1 can chopped tomatoes
1/2 water or stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Lightly fry the onions and garlic, until glassy. Remove from the oil and set aside the pan.
In a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together, adding the onion and garlic.
Return the beef mixture to the frying pan and cook over a medium to high heat until done. About 10-15 minutes.
Serve with any type of pasta, also good with mash potatoes or rice.
To make a sweet mince add 1/2 peach chutney.
To make a curried flavour mince add 1-2 tsp Garam Masala to the onions when frying.
You can substitute the onion with 2 baby marrows (courgettes) finely grated.
Add 1/4 cup finely grated carrots to the mince to add more vegetables to the dish.
Need to make it stretch more, add a can of speckled beans mashed up into the mixture, this not only takes it from serving 4 people to 6 people, but it is a good source of fibre and makes the meal into a healthy option for diabetics as it lowers the GI.