Weekday Vegetable Mince 3-Ways

by Renae Barrington 2 min read

Weekday Vegetable Mince 3-Ways

Ingredients

  • 500g grass-fed organic beef mince (or legumes)
  • 1 400g tin of mixed beans
  • 1 brown onion or leek, sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut into small cubes
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into small cubes
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 packet of baby spinach, chopped roughly
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400ml tins tomato
  • 1 bunch basil or parsley, cut finely
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Heat olive oil or ghee is a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery & carrot to the saucepan & saute for around 3 - 5 minutes or until the onion is brown. Add the mince, spinach, zucchini & garlic to the pan. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients into the saucepan & simmer for 10 minutes. 

Nutritionist note: This mix is such a great way to get more vegetables into your diet (especially if you have kids). It’s a great base for weekday dinners & can be frozen to have on hand for busy days. Here are my favorite ways to use this mix.

Variation #1: Shepards Pie

Extra Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potato, peeled & roughly chopped
  • Optional goats cheese or parmesan 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Place the sweet potato in a saucepan & cover with water. Place on the stove over medium heat & boil until the sweet potato is soft. 
  3. Strain the sweet potato & mash in a bowl. 
  4. Pour the vegetable mince filling into an ovenproof tray, top with mashed sweet potato & a sprinkle of quality cheese. 
  5. Cook for 15 minutes or until the top is golden.

Variation #2: Zoodle Bolignaise 

Extra Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 large zucchini, spiralised 
  • Optional: goats cheese

Method

  1. Heat the mince mixture in a saucepan for 5 - 10 minutes or until warm. 
  2. Serve on spiralized zucchini 
  3. Top with quality goats cheese

Variation #3: Mexi Bowl

Extra Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ lime
  • Handful of spinach
  • Sweet potato, cubed & roasted

Method

  1. Heat the mince mixture in a saucepan for 5 - 10 minutes or until warm. 
  2. Meanwhile, mix the avocado, cucumber & cherry tomatoes in a bowl. Add a squeeze on lime juice. 
  3. Serve up your mexi bowl with the mince mix, avocado salsa, spinach & sweet potato. 
Renae Barrington
Renae Barrington

Renae is the founder of Deeto and holds a Bachelor of Nutrition.



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