To celebrate all things minced / ground here are my favourite unusual ideas for minced (ground) beef that take you well beyond burgers and bolognese.
Without a doubt, minced or ground beef if my favourite protein. I think it stems from my love of spaghetti bolognese as a child.
But these days the love runs even deeper because it’s:
b) quick to cook
c) tender and very forgiving (ie hard to mess up)
d) easy to eat and digest
8 Unusual Ideas for Minced (Ground) Beef
1. 15-Minute Goulash
Instead of simmering away for hours, you can have this Hungarian-inspired goulash on the table in 15 minutes. But with one secret magic ingredient you won’t feel like you’re missing out at all.
2. Chinese Noodle Not-Bolognese
Breathe a new least of life into the old family favourite by taking the old bolognese on a trip from Italy to China.
3. Quick Smoky Beef & Aubergine
Spiced beef piled on a bed of creamy aubergine dip (or hummus) with pita for the carb lovers and salad or spinach for me. #everyonehappy
4. Plan-B Pesto Bean
With frozen baby green beans and a jar of commercial pesto, this is a brilliant unusual pantry recipe to add to your repertoire.
5. Cabbage ‘Chow Mein’
I can’t get enough of this. Sliced cabbage (or pre-sliced coleslaw mix) cooks down into the most delicious noodles.
6. Best Ever Beef Stroganoff
Save yourself hours AND guarantee juicy tender meat by subbing ground / minced beef for the more usual stewing cuts.
7. Beef, Broccolini & Basil
My all time favourite stir fry combo. Need I say more.
8. Creamy Korma Curry
A brilliant creamy mild curry to get the family hooked on the flavours of India. Equally good with lamb or beef or chicken for that matter.
See the complete archives of my 6-ingredient recipes using ground meat over here.
What about you?
Have any unusual ideas for cooking ground / minced meat?
I’d love to hear them in the comments below.