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mince beef with peas and carrot pieces

Savoury Beef Mince

Easy supper recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 sticks celery finely chopped
  • 1x 400 g can chick peas drained and washed
  • 4 tablespoons frozen peas
  • 4 tablespoons passata
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons worcester sauce or similar
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan
  • Add the onions and fry gently on a medium heat until soft
  • Add the garlic and celery and cook for a couple of minutes
  • Add the meat, breaking it up and browning it
  • Add the carrots, chick peas, stock and passata
  • Add the worcester sauce and herbs
  • Add the bay leaves
  • Bring back to the boil and turn down the heat to a slow simmer
  • Cook for about 25 minutes
  • Serve with mashed potato, baked potato or rice and a vegetable or two


You will need a deep frying pan with a lid. This one doubles up as a casserole so you can finish something in the oven. You will use it again and again!
Keyword easy supper