Spiced Mince & Peas

This recipe works in combination with: Cottage Pie. This recipe features in these meal plans: Tasty & Inexpensive.

Beef mince cooked with spices, tomatoes and peas and served with rice.


  • 1/2 medium onion (approx 185g each), finely chopped
  • 200g of value tinned chopped tomatoes
  • half a 400-500g pack of value minced beef
  • 80g of frozen peas
  • 120g of value long grain rice
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 100ml vegetable stock, prepared according to the packet instructions
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • Serves: 2
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 40 mins
  • Price per person: £0.62
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 677
  • 5-a-day per serving: 1.3
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  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the beef mince for 5-6 minutes, or until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add a little more oil to the pan, if necessary, and fry the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, or until soft. Add the curry powder and chilli powder and fry for 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, mince and stock. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until it develops a thicker consistency.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the packet instructions to be ready at the same time as the curried mince.
  5. Stir the peas into the curried mince and heat through, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the curried mince with the boiled rice.

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