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Savoury mince crumble recipe

Savoury mince crumble recipe

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Give a delicious twist to a family favourite – add crunchy oats to top up a savoury beef mince dish. The do-it-yourself breadcrumbs are combined with Cheddar to give a cheesy hit. A great winter warmer: just add some seasonal veg to have on the side. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 745 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 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
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    44g 63%
  • Saturates

    23g 115%
  • Sugars

    22g 24%
  • Salt

    5.7g 95%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 54.3g Protein 36.8g Fibre 3.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200ºC, 180ºC.
  2. Place the beef 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.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats and cheese, season to taste.
  4. Sprinkle over the mince and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with fresh vegetables.
  5. Cook’s tip: Try adding some peas or frozen mixed vegetables to the mix.

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