As the name suggests, this has a messy appearance—a Bolognese mixture served between wholemeal rolls—but it's a recipe all the family will love, and the filling can be prepared ahead or frozen. Lean minced chicken is listed here as a healthy alternative to minced beef, but you could use either.
This is a lower-fat version of a pasta classic, a full-flavoured meat sauce tossed with strands of spaghetti and served with Parmesan cheese.
Hearty eggplant soup made with beef mince and vegetables.
This pasta sauce is an unusual combination of flavours and very easy to make. Pasta is tossed with beef mince and pineapple in a creamy curried sauce.
A great taco recipe with an Italian twist, easy and quick to make and satisfying enough for a full meal with a green salad.
This is a wonderful hot lunch somewhat similar to the American dish called 'sloppy joes' or an Australian savoury mince roll. Easy and good!
This chilli con carne has red onion, garlic, a red chilli, capsicum, tomatoes, beef and kidney beans all simmered to a spicy perfection. Best served over rice.
This pasta dish has sautéed garlic, onion, mushroom and capsicum cooked in with browned beef mince. Seasoned with beef soup mix then served over pasta.
This is my variation on the classic Italian recipe + lots of variations (see substitution section). I used to always use bought pasta sauces until I realised how much better it is making your own and it's just as easy! My family has diverse tastes so depending on who I'm cooking for decides which version I make! Vegetarian for my mum, meaty for my brother, traditional for my dad etc...
A quick, easy and healthy meal that my kids love, something I made up with what was in the fridge.
Sloppy joes are an all-American favourite that will be a hit with the whole family. They are messy to eat but taste delicious.
I love the taste of beef stroganoff but I can't always be bothered preparing the real thing. This tastes great to me!