Savoury Mince - the saviour of any week!

Savoury Mince - the saviour of any week!

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Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins
Ready-in 0 mins

Ingredients

1 kg good quality minced beef (4 star or above)
1 x onion, chopped finely
Small amount of olive oil or oil of your choice
Gravox or gravy powder or 1-3 tabs flour mixed with water
Good pinch mixed herbs
1 tabs freshly ground black pepper
Sploosh worstershire sauce
Sploosh tomato paste OR tomato sauce
2-4 tabs parrisiene essence, optional (an old fashioned browning mix - like DARK gravy)
1 - 3 tabs stock powder (beef, chicken or veggie) OR 1-2 cups liquid stock
1-2 cups water
Fresh parsley, optional
2-3 cups red wine, optional
Approx. 8-10 cups of finely chopped vegetables, preferrably fresh but frozen is also okay
Vegetables I use: corn, red capsicum, zucchini, broccoli including the large stem, cauliflower & the stem, beans, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms,carrots, celery

Instructions

  1. Finely chop all veggies - if you have children or fussy eaters in the house you might consider putting them through a food processor to "hide" them as they will melt down during cooking and be almost undetectable.
  2. Add oil to large frying pan or skillet
  3. Add onion to hot oil and fry off until clear
  4. Add mince and cook until browned through - use a potato masher and mash mince while cooking to get a really fine mince (no big lumpy mincey bits)
  5. Add spices, flours, pepper, parsley, sauces, stock powder & water(OR liquid stock) and mix through until all combined
  6. Add all other vegetables, mix through mince mixture
  7. Add red wine, if using (makes a BIG difference - savoury mince ala burgundy beef)
  8. Cook on simmer covered for about 30 minutes, then take cover off and simmer for approx 30 minutes or longer (depends on your hotplate/burner