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.

Spaghetti bolognese on a dish, topped with Parmesan

Beef burritos

The ways you can fill a burrito are endless – it's really down to personal taste, which is what makes these wraps so versatile.

Halved burritos on a wooden board next to limes and a bowl of salsa

Meatball pasta bake

This freezable weekday hero is packed with flavour from homemade sage and nutmeg seasoned meatballs, plus stringy baked mozzarella on top.

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Meatball pasta bake in a baking dish

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.

A silver tray topped with a large grilled flatbread meatballs and slaw on a blue background

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.

Plate filled with grilled meat patties, sliced tomato and flatbread

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.

Classic burger

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 Burger Recipe

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 Cottage Pie Recipe

Classic nachos

Classic nachos are loaded with beef mince, beans, cheese and chilli to make a winning snack to feed a crowd.

A tray of nachos topped with minced beef, chilli and cheese next to a pot of soured cream

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.

Plate of mince on top of mashed potatoes, next to a plate of cabbage

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.

A casserole dish of chilli topped with sour cream next to bowls of grated cheese and coriander

Stuffed marrow

Mix beef mince with tomatoes and stuff into courgettes to make this summer-inspired dish.

A marrow cut in half lengthways and stuffed with mince and topped with cheese on a blue plate

Classic lasagne

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.

Easy Lasagne Recipe

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.

Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

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.

Burgers and slaw

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.

Rich Cottage Pies in individual pie dishes

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.

Chilli Cornbread Pie Recipe

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.

Beef skewers on a bed of hummus a plate

Taco bowl

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.

A colourful bowl of rice, black beans, avocado, beef and sweetcorn

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.

Chilli Recipe with Bone 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.

Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

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.

Bolognese Risotto Recipe

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.

Patty Sandwich Recipe with Cheese

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.

Italian meatball melt

Deep fried meatballs

Enjoy these crispy, breadcrumb-coated beef meatballs hot from the frying pan for a real taste of Venice.

a bowl of fried meatballs in baking paper in front of a stack of white plates on a table

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.

Ultimate Burger Recipe

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.

Beetroot Burger Recipe with Horseradish

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.

Iraqi Beef Kebab Recipe

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.


Gochujang burgers

The sweet, savoury, umami punch of gochujang makes these burgers taste even beefier, while the cheesy melting middles add an extra surprise.

A burger layered with kinchi and salad sat on a pink plate with a glass of lager in the background


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