Cheat's Mince for Kids

3:10 pm on 13 May 2011

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 5


  • 500 grams lean mince
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 420 gram can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 teaspoon beef stock powder


1. Brown the mince quickly in a hot frying pan with a dash of oil. Set aside.

2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion begins to brown a little, adding more oil if necessary. Stir in the soup and beef stock and bring to a simmer and cover.

3. Cook stirring occasionally for 15 minutes before serving on pasta, with a sprinkling of grated cheese on top. And don't forget the vegetables.

Up-market or change me!

  • Add 150-200 grams diced mushrooms
  • Add 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs like basil, oregano and sage
  • Add a couple of chopped black olives
  • Add a small tub or sachet of tomato pizza paste
  • Add 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning spice mix
  • Add ½ cup diced salami with the mince
  • Add 1 cup water and ½ cup brown lentils and cook for 25 minutes in place of 15 minutes

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