One of the most popular and easy recipes for ground beef mince is one of my own creations which without doubt one of the simplest methods of cooking ground mince beef. Quick to make and extremely tasty with onions and seasoning it could be considered a large beefburger cooked in the oven. Served with home made chips and peas this is a recipe which all your family with love.
Towards the end of the cooking time you may notice that the top of your ground mince has blackened somewhat, do not worry this is an effect of the eggs and seasoning combined with the natural fats rising to the top of the mince. Better still, the top becomes crispy and makes the dish unique, so slightly crisp on the top is a good thing!
450g/1lb ground mince beef
2 x Oxo Cube/Knorrs seasoning cubes
2 x Fresh eggs
1 x Large Onion Sliced & Diced (small)
Tomatoes or mushrooms to Garnish
1. Prepare a large onion - cut into small pieces by slicing the onion thinly and then dicing into as small chunks as possible (you do not want to have large thick chunks given they will have trouble binding with the ground mince beef.
2. Place the diced onions into a large bowl with 450g (1lb) of mince beef - this is sufficient to feed around 3-4 hungry people.
3. Break two fresh eggs into the bowl with the onion and beef mince.
4. Crumble 2 Oxo Cubes or Knorrs seasoning cubes into the bowl.
5. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
6. Spoon out the mince beef mixture into an appropriately sized glass or ceramic dish - you are looking for the layer of mince to be around 2-3″ deep so place into a bowl which gives you this depth.
7. Finish the mince with either sliced tomatoes or mushrooms completely covering the top of the mince with either (or both if you prefer, although sliced tomatoes tend to caramelise which makes for a lovely topping!)
8. Place the dish into a preheated oven at 200 degrees or 180 degrees if using a fan assisted oven and cook for 45 minutes.
Whilst the mince is cooking why not part boil some potatoes sliced as chips for 5 minutes in boiling water. Drain, and leave to cool for 5 minutes then place on a baking tray with some frylite (oil spray) generously sprayed over the soon to be crispy chips and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn after 15 minutes and give another generous spray of frylite and cook for a further 15 minutes until golden.
This is a really simple yet easy recipe for ground mince which will quickly become a family favorite. The additional of homemade chips makes this a tasty meal which is free from any artificial ingredients and is made by you in it's entirety.