Minced beef hash is a delicious dinner made from minced beef, potatoes and spices. It is great for a cheap and easy midweek meal.
I am always on the lookout for new recipes to cook with mince. My go to recipe is Spaghetti Bolognese which I love. There are only so many times you can serve it up before the family get bored.
January is a frugal month, most of us are trying to save money having spent too much at Christmas. Mince is one of those meats that is really versatile and won’t break the bank.
Hash is a one pot meal made of meat, potatoes and spices which are mixed together. Cooking the vegetables and potatoes in the same dish as the meat makes it easy to prepare. Minced beef hash uses minced beef as the meat. I decided to try a hash using minced beef.
The meal does take a little while to prepare. Why not do the preparation in advance and just put the dish in the oven to heat the next day? You could also prepare the meal in a slow cooker. That way when you come in from work your dinner will be ready. Perfect for these colder nights and ideal after a long day at work.
Minced beef hash is really easy to make. Most of the effort goes into chopping the vegetables. Once that you cook the dish in one pan and just need to stir it. If you peel and chop all your vegetables to start with then it will be quick to make.
Peel and chop an onion, garlic, a carrot, potatoes into small pieces. You will also need to chop some mushrooms and celery. When they are ready heat some oil in a pan.
Add the onions, celery, mushrooms and garlic into the pan and cook for a few minutes until soft. Next, add the mince and cook until it browns. You will need to stir it.
Add the stock and tinned tomatoes to the mince mixture along with some herbs. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for twenty minutes.
While the mince is cooking add the diced carrots and potatoes into another pan. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for five minutes. Drain and add to a casserole dish with the mince mixture.
Cook the minced beef hash in the oven until the potatoes and carrots are soft, around thirty minutes.
You could spice the mince up by adding paprika or other spices instead of the herbs if you prefer. Chilli would work well.
Minced beef hash is a lovely comfort food. The addition of potatoes makes it really filling.
Serve it in a bowl and you can imagine being out on the open plains being served from a chuck wagon. I love the idea of sitting with a big pot of this cooking on the camp fire while the wolves howl in the background and someone plays the harmonica.
The minced beef hash would work well with a slice of crusty bread and a side salad.
Why not pin the recipe for later?
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What are your favourite mince recipes? Let me know below.
This post was first published in January 2014 but I have recently updated it with more information.