4 midweek meals with mince

By Jess Spiro, 15 January 2021

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times – there’s no harder-working ingredient than the humble packet of beef mince. Be it Bolognese, cottage pie or meatballs, beef mince consistently wins dinner, and the whole family, over. As much as we love it, however, there will come a time that you will tire of the same old recipes. For those times, here are 4 new midweek beef mince winners.

Mexican bake

Right, so you’re tired of spag bol, what’s next on your go-to list? We’re guessing it’s something of a chilli con carne-inspired dish. Well, here’s a way to take that to the next level – by layering it with cheese and baking it in the oven.
Get the recipe for Mexican bake here.

Mince curry with parathas

This curry might take a bit longer to cook than your usual midweek dinner, but the hands-on time is fairly minimal. A great all-round, crowd-pleasing dinner.
mince curry with parathasGet the recipe for mince curry with parathas here.

Lamb-and-brinjal mince

While this might call for lamb, this recipe would work just as well with beef mince. Something of a mash-up between Bolognese and moussaka, this could be enjoyed just as well on mashed potatoes or even over pasta.
Lamb-and-brinjal minceGet the recipe for lamb-and-brinjal mince here.

Bobotie kebabs with pomegranate-and-almond rice salad

Bobotie is something of a labour of love, which is what makes this recipe so smart – it produces all the flavours of a bobotie in half the time.
Bobotie kebabs with pomegranate-and-almond rice salad recipeGet the recipe for bobotie kebabs with pomegranate-and-almond rice salad here.

Jess Spiro

Article by Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.
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