Savoury mince crumble

  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Takes: 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • Serves: 4


  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef gel stock cube
  • 1 heaped tsp tomato purée
  • 75g butter
  • 125g flour
  • 50g regular or jumbo rolled oats
  • 75g mature hard cheese e.g. Cheddar, grated
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Each serving contains 745 calories, 22g sugar, 44g fat, 23g saturates and 5.7g salt.


Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200ºC, 180ºC.

Place the mince and onion in a large saucepan and fry for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the Worcestershire sauce, stock cube, 125ml water and seasoning and fry for a further 5 minutes, covered. Transfer to an ovenproof serving dish.

Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats and cheese, season to taste.

Sprinkle over the mince and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Cook’s tip: Try adding some peas or frozen mixed vegetables to the mix.

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