Spicy Mince in Tomato Sauce
GREAT FAMILY MEAL
This dish is amazing and full of lovely flavour. If you don't like it spicy, don't add the curry powder.
I recommend doubling up on ingredients to make another batch for the next day.
- Handful of beef mince
- 2 Medium tomatoes
- 1/2 Finely chopped garlic clove
- 1 Dessert spoon tomato puree
- 1 Tsp hot or mild curry powder - optional
- Small handful of cubed sweet potato
- Handful of finely chopped broccoli
- 1 Dessert spoon crème fraiche - optional - does help when food is spicy
- Small handful of parmesan cheese - optional
LET'S GET COOKING!
- Place a medium frying pan over a medium heat and add in 1 dessert spoon unsalted butter or coconut oil. Once melted, add in the sweet potato and fry for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown, remove from the pan and place in a bowl to cool down.
- Do this step at the same time as step 1. Place a medium saucepan/casserole dish over a medium heat. Add in 1 dessert spoon olive oil and 1 dessert spoon unsalted butter or coconut oil, once melted add in the tomatoes and garlic and then season with salt, black pepper and a bit of parsley. Stir frequently until the tomatoes become soft, mash it a bit with a wooden spoon and then add in the tomato puree. Keep stirring and once the tomatoes have softened to a pulp/sauce, remove from the saucepan and scoop into a bowl.
- Use the same saucepan and keep on a medium heat. Add in 1 dessert spoon unsalted butter or coconut oil and then add in the mince. Season with salt, black pepper and curry powder (optional), stir frequently and cook for about 10 minutes till brown. After 8 minutes of cooking the mince, add in the broccoli.
- Add the tomato sauce back into the saucepan with the mince. Give a good stir and make sure to taste if more seasoning is needed. Turn the heat down to low and add in 1/4 cup boiling water to create a bit more sauce. If you want more sauce, add in a bit more water. Let it simmer for 6 - 8 minutes to create more flavour.
- Serve up - Turn off the heat to the saucepan, quickly add in the sweet potato and stir into the mince. Scoop into a bowl or onto a plate and then top with a bit of parsley or crème fraiche. Finally grate over the parmesan cheese.
- This dish will taste even better the next day, it will have more flavour
- Always taste the food whilst cooking to make sure it has enough flavour. If not, season a bit more
- Cook on a medium heat, helps not to burn the food or to keep it from drying out