Spicy Minced Beef

Not really spicy in the slightest, but that’s what my mum calls it and who am I to quibble? The peas and turmeric work really well, and the lentils thicken it nicely.

(serves 6)

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 onions, finely chopped

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp turmeric

500g lean steak mince

1 cup lentils (150g)

3 tbsp tomato purée

3 tbsp tomato ketchup

600ml beef stock

200g frozen peas

(Optional: 3 tbsp fresh coriander)

Pita bread to serve

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry onions gently for 5 minutes to soften.
  1. Add garlic, ground coriander and turmeric, and cook for a couple of minutes.
  1. Add mince and fry for 10 minutes, turning as necessary until meat is really brown all over.
  1. Stir in lentils, tomato purée, tomato ketchup and beef stock. Cover and cook gently for 25 minutes.
  1. Add frozen peas, warm through, and scatter with fresh coriander to serve.

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