30 beef mince recipes
A pack of beef mince goes a long way in these crowd-pleasing recipes, from classic cottage pie and spaghetti bolognese to a rich twist on a chilli con carne and speedy burgers
Looking for beef mince recipes? Want to know how to use beef mince to serve the whole family? Put a simple packet of mince to good use with our favourite filling dinner ideas. Whip up a classic bolognese, a warming cottage pie or an indulgent one-pan bake.
Check out our ideas below or try our best chilli recipes for more warming meal inspiration. Get stuck into our best beef recipes for top-notch recipes for this key ingredient.
Easy beef mince recipes
Best spaghetti bolognese
The ultimate midweek comfort food using beef mince. With this bolognese recipe, we've perfected a classic family favourite and even have tips on how to easily make it in a slow cooker.
The ways you can fill a burrito are endless – it's really down to personal taste, which is what makes these wraps so versatile.
BBQ kofte with whipped feta and tahini slaw
Grilled beef mince sits on a bed of light slaw and creamy whipped feta sauce in this crowd-pleasing spiced BBQ kofte.
Grilled kofte (izgara köfte)
Use beef mince to make this Cypriot grilled kofte – it’s a great alterative to burgers and will go down a treat at your next BBQ.
Meatball and mozzarella pan bake
Meatballs are the perfect way to use beef mince. Make our cheesy one-pot for a crowd-pleasing meal. There's no way of plating this up politely, so just serve it in the middle of the table and let everyone dig in.
This reliable BBQ recipe will make everyone happy, it's great for summer or even a rainy Friday afternoon. Try a meaty beef mince burger livened up with a sprinkling of chilli and all your favourite toppings.
Classic cottage pie
This is our take on a classic cottage pie. With rich minced beef and creamy mash, it's a long-standing family favourite and a good one to have in the freezer for emergencies! In search of more comfort food recipes? Click here to see our favourites.
Classic nachos are loaded with beef mince, beans, cheese and chilli to make a winning snack to feed a crowd.
Mince and tatties
Beef mince is the main ingredient in this traditional Scottish meal – make it for a Burns Night dinner or simply when you fancy something comforting.
Keto chilli con carne
Just as hearty as the traditional chilli, try this keto chilli con corne with beef mince for a wholesome weeknight dinner.
Mix beef mince with tomatoes and stuff into courgettes to make this summer-inspired dish.
Follow our tips to make the best lasagne, including how to get the richest beef mince ragu, crispiest topping and perfect bechamel sauce every time. This'll be a hit with everyone.
Chilli con carne
Try our chilli recipe Tex-Mex style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes. This is an easy-to-follow recipe for a speedy midweek meal.
Burgers and slaw
This recipe for burgers and slaw is super simple and ready in under 30 minutes. The focus is on the quality of the beef, using a 20% fat mince to create a meltingly soft burger so good you can afford to keep the rest simple.For more weeknight burger recipes, check these out.
Individual cottage pies with cheesy mash
Put a twist on the classic crowdpleaser with these individual pies. The beef mince gets a flavour boost from red wine and worcestershire sauce, before being topped with creamy cheddar mash.
Chilli cornbread pie
Add a kick to your midweek meal with our comforting beef chilli pie complete with cornbread topping. Serve with extra jalapeños and a dollop of soured cream, and your regular chilli con carne has immediately been upgraded.
Hole-in-the-wall beef skewers
These beef mince kebabs are simple to make and they cook fast on a barbecue. Plate them up on a slick of hummus, then top with a zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley for a delicious Middle Eastern-style dinner.
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A vibrant dish of different colours and textures, this wholesome taco bowl is a riot of homemade salsa, spiced beef, herby rice, corn tortilla chips and plenty of cheese.
Bone marrow chilli
Check out our easy yet super comforting chilli recipe with beef mince and bone marrow. It's a classic American chilli but with extra depth courtesy of cocoa and the wonderfully enriching marrow.
Meatball sub melts
Use that beef mince to make meatballs to go in sub sandwiches with gooey mozzarella and nutty parmesan. This easy recipe serves a family of four and is ready in less than an hour. Plus, it's low calorie, too.
Baked bolognese risotto
If you love bolognese and risotto, then you'll love this risotto with a beef mince ragu. This hearty dish is super easy to make and will soon become a firm family favourite, combining two of your favourite meals.
The patty melt sandwich
The beef patty melt has been around in the US since the ’40s but is making a comeback on trendy NYC menus lately. A mash-up between a grilled cheese and a burger, the melt combines the best elements of the two in one squidgy mouthful.
Italian meatball melt
This Italian classic pairs homemade meatballs (made with pork and beef mince, sausages and parmesan) with a chilli tomato sauce to make an indulgent, cheesy dinner.
Deep fried meatballs
Enjoy these crispy, breadcrumb-coated beef meatballs hot from the frying pan for a real taste of Venice.
Ultimate beef burger
Make these ultimate beef burgers for your next barbecue, piled high with toppings including our special sauce, sweet and sour onions, emmental cheese, gherkins, lettuce and more.
Beetroot and horseradish beef burger
Pan-fried homemade beef patties topped with oozy cheddar and a simple beetroot relish make for a quick midweek meal.
Iraqi beef kebabs
These speedy spiced kebabs are traditionally served with a pickled mango sauce, but we think they’re ace with straight-up mango chutney.
The perfect cheeseburger
It’s a fast-food classic but not all cheeseburgers are created equal. Following these simple tips will result in the patty and bun of which dreams are made.
The sweet, savoury, umami punch of gochujang makes these burgers taste even beefier, while the cheesy melting middles add an extra surprise.
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