25 best value mince recipes

Beef larb

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Meet your new dinner winner – it’s fast and Thai flavoured. For a delicious change, try serving this beefy dish in a crisp iceberg lettuce leaf. Click here for the recipe.

2. Cottage pie

Cottage pie

Bring a little country into your kitchen with this tasty twist on a classic. Parsnips are a classic winter vegetable and they have a starring role in this filling meal. Click here for the recipe.

3. One pot penne pork bolognese

One pot penne pork bolognese

The ultimate family staple. It’s inexpensive and easy – here you throw everything, including the pasta, into a big saucepan! Click here for the recipe.

4. Gluten-free Mediterranean stuffed capsicums

Gluten-free Mediterranean stuffed capsicums

With the addition of beef mince, this recipe keeps costs per serving low, making it a great lunch to pack for work or a quick and easy mid-week dinner. Click here for the recipe.

5. Best spaghetti bolognese

Best spaghetti bolognese

We should all send a thank you card to the town of Bologna, Italy, for this glorious pasta sauce made with beef and pork mince. Click here for the recipe.

6. Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne

Give your dinner a kickstart and bring a classic dish out of the doldrums – all this easy recipe needs is a dash of spicy flavour and a pack of mince. Click here for the recipe.

7. Baked beef meatballs with fresh tomato sauce

Baked beef meatballs with fresh tomato sauce

Short on time? This easy-to-prep beef meatballs dish is infused with flavour and goes straight into the oven. While it’s filling enough for a main, you can serve it as a side dish or pair it with some handmade pasta for a more traditional meal. Click here for the recipe.

8. Herb and lamb mince flatbreads

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Family dinner is an endless challenge and sometimes that means just using what you have the fridge and cupboard. With just some lamb mince, vegetables and flat breads, this is a meal the whole family will love, even the kids! Click here for the recipe

9. Meatball and risoni bake

Meatball and risoni bake

A hearty casserole for all the family, this meatball and risoni bake is a one-pan wonder. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any day of the week. Click here for the recipe

10. Beef and bean nachos

Beef and bean nachos

Arriba arriba! Put Mexican on the menu tonight. Dine in, in-style with this easy bean and beef mince nacho dish for one. Who said meals for one were boring? Click here for the recipe

11. Cottage pie jacket potatoes

Cottage pie jacket potatoes

A marvellous mash-up of two recipes, baked potatoes and cottage pie. Simply scoop out your spuds, fill with a classic beef mince mixture, top with creamy mashed potato and bake. Click here for the recipe

12. Slow cooker bolognese

Slow cooker bolognese

A fresh take on every family’s favourite Italian dish slow-cooked to perfection. Click here for the recipe

13. Moroccan beef pie

Moroccan beef pie

A hearty pie with bags of flavour. Serve hot and sprinkle with dukkah for extra crunch! Click here for the recipe

14. Rice and beef enchiladas

Rice and beef enchiladas

With rich Mexican flavours and plenty of vegies, these filled tortilla rolls are a quick and easy way to get a bit saucy for the main event. Click here for the recipe

15. Gluten-free beef and garlic bread lasagne

Gluten-free beef and garlic bread lasagne

An Italian-style dish without the pasta. Yep, you read right! Your gluten-free nonna is going to love it. Promise! Click here for the recipe

16. Cheesy taco pasta

taco pasta

An Italian classic with a cheesy Mexi flavour hit. Serve with salsa for a complete Mexican feast! Click here for the recipe

17. Sausage rolls

Sausage rolls

Why venture all the way to the shops when you can whip up a dynamite version of this classic right in your own home? So easy! Click here for the recipe

18. Pork and beef meatloaf with haloumi

Pork and beef meatloaf with haloumi

Double the meats and added nuts, this meatloaf goes great with a light spring salad. Click here for the recipe.

19. Tex-Mex cottage pie

Tex-Mex cottage pie

The pie the whole family will love. Garnish with coriander and serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, lime wedges and extra corn chips. Click here for the recipe

20. Sesame chicken balls with roasted nori

Sesame chicken balls with roasted nori

Give tender chicken mince balls a Japanese twist with a drizzle of Kewpie mayo and a sprinkle of seaweed. Yum! Click here for the recipe

21. Spiced lamb and eggplant spiral pie

Spiced lamb and eggplant spiral pie

You’ll find it impossible to resist dipping pieces of this oh-so-flaky pastry into Greek-style yoghurt in this Middle Eastern-inspired delight. Click here for the recipe

22. Chicken, bacon, pea and mint spaghetti

Chicken, bacon, pea and mint spaghetti

Twirl dainty nests of fine angel hair spaghetti into a chicken mince and bacon sauce bursting with flavour – thanks to the mint, parmesan and chilli. Click here for the recipe

23. Tray-baked Greek sausages

Tray-baked Greek sausages

These homemade lamb sausages use all the best, mouth-watering Mediterranean flavours and are baked on a bed of rich tomato sauce. Whip them up in under 30 minutes, and while they roast, throw together a refreshing green salad to serve on the side. Click here for the recipe

24. Mexican chicken tortillas

Mexican chicken tortillas

Chicken mince works wonders in the black bean and corn filling, while fresh coriander, avocado and lime juice round out the Mexican flavours. Olé. Click here for the recipe

25. Pork and chorizo orecchiette with mozzarella with chilli flakes

Pork and chorizo orecchiette with mozzarella with chilli flakes

Did someone say chorizo pasta? This fast orecchiette recipe will give the classic spaghetti bolognese a run for its money. It’s not only quick and easy to make, but the star ingredient pork mince helps keep this midweek dinner in a budget friendly price range. Click here for the recipe

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