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Curried mince

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Curried mince is one of our favourite midweek meals. The kids love it because it’s tasty and full of flavour without being too spicy. I love it because it’s quick and easy and i’m able to add lots of vegetables that the kids might otherwise not eat.

We normally eat the curried mince stuffed in pita bread which makes it a fun dinner that the kids can eat with their hands. I’m always trying to find ways of mixing up our meals and presenting them in different way as I think it gets the kids used to eating a variety of food (and hopefully therefore becoming less fussy). And serving their dinner in a pita bread ticks that box for me.



If you want, you can even make some homemade pita breads. They’re worth the effort if you have time, but I’ll admit to using shop bought ones when I want dinner on the table quickly!

Ingredients

300g beef mince (ground beef)
An onion
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp corriander
1 tsp tumeric
½ cauliflour
1 red pepper
100g sweetcorn
1 tin baked beans

How to make curried mince

Prepare the vegetables

Start by dicing your onion. Even if your children are very young they should be able to help you peel the onion. If you have older children, they may even be able to help you chop the it into small pieces.

Cut your pepper and cauliflour into small pieces and get your helper to measure out the sweetcorn. You don’t need to be too accurate with the sweetcorn – roughly half a cup will do.

Pre-cook the cauliflour – we normally just pop it in the microwave with some water for 6 minutes or so.

Cook the onion

Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the onion on a low/medium heat for five minutes. Your little chef can help you by stirring the onion, if they are old enough to be trusted by the hob.

Cook the mince

Turn up the heat a little and cook the mince until it has browned. Again, your little chef can help by stirring the meat through.

Add the curry spices

Measure the spices and add them to your mince. You might find it easier to get your kids to measure the spices out into a small dish before adding them to your pan. If you have two kids wanting to help, you can get one to measure the spices while the other browns the meat. Give everything a good stir.

Add the vegetables and beans

Add the chopped pepper, cauliflour, sweetcorn and baked beans and stir it all in. Turn the heat down and let it cook through for another 5 – 10 minutes until everything is cooked through.

Serve the curried mince with pita bread

We like to eat our curried mince stuffed in pita bread. This is an easy step for kids to help with. Take the mince off the heat and give them a little spoon to stuff the pita bread with.

If you want an alternative to pita bread, try serving the curried mince with rice or a warm flat bread.

Serve and enjoy!

Curried mince

This curried mince recipe is a great midweek meal for all the family. It's full of flavour and goes perfectly stuffed in pita bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British, Indian
Keyword: dinner, mince
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 300 g beef mince ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp corriander
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • ½ cauliflour
  • 1 red pepper
  • 100 g sweetcorn
  • 1 tin baked beans

Instructions

Prepare the vegetables

  • Start by dicing your onion. Cut your pepper and cauliflour into small pieces and get your helper to measure out the sweetcorn. Pre-cook the cauliflour in the microwave for 6 minutes or so.

Cook the onion and mince

  • Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the onion on a low/medium heat for five minutes.
  • Turn up the heat a little and cook the mince until it has browned.

Add the curry spices

  • Measure the curry spices out and add them to your pan.

Add the vegetables and beans

  • Add the chopped pepper, cauliflour, sweetcorn and baked beans and stir it all in. Turn the heat down and let it cook through for another 5 – 10 minutes until everything is cooked through.

Serve with pita bread

  • Remove from the heat and serve stuffed in pita breads which have been warmed through in thte oven or toaster.
  • If you want an alternative to pita bread, try serving the curried mince with rice or a warm flat bread.

Notes

If you want an alternative to pita bread, try serving the curried mince with rice or a warm flat bread.
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