If you ever thought minced meat was boring, think again. While it’s a well-loved staple of family dinners, it’s also an underrated ingredient that has so much more to offer.
It’s time to let minced meat shine and show you what it can really do to spice up those meal times… so check out our collection of mince beef recipes handpicked for you.
They’ve been chosen not only because they are tasty and nutritionally balanced but also because they offer an insight into different cuisines of the world.
Sample a taste of Persia with spiced beef and rice pilaf, travel across the globe to Mexico with our pizza beef mince recipe and evoke the Mediterranean with beef kebabs served on pitta bread with creamy avocado pesto.
Another thing all our recipes have in common is that they are prepared with grass-fed mince beef. Grass-fed is the healthy and ethical way to eat meat (we’ll explain more below).
So get inventive and give minced beef the platform it deserves — try these recipes and start enjoying a whole world of delicious flavours!
What’s special about grass-fed mince beef?
We’ve recommended grass-fed mince for all three of our nutritious recipes — and there are plenty of reasons why.
To understand more, let’s take a look at what grass-fed beef actually is. It’s derived from animals that are reared exclusively on pasture, so not only do they have the freedom to roam just as they would in the wild, but they eat only fresh grass, their natural diet.
And there’s evidence to show that grass-fed beef is healthier than the grain-fed beef you get when animals are reared intensively in confined spaces (1).
Grass-fed beef has been found to be higher in vitamin A, an essential nutrient for healthy vision and the immune system, and vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects your body from disease.
Grass-fed beef is also lower in calories. In addition, It’s free of the added hormones and antibiotics that are frequently used in intensive livestock rearing to stimulate growth and help prevent the diseases that occur in cramped conditions.
Provenir beef is 100% grass-fed, so when you order from us, you can be assured that you are purchasing only the best quality, healthiest meat.
Know that we are committed to producing meat sustainably and ethically too. Our animals live a natural and free-range lifestyle, and we ensure that stress is minimised at every moment of their lives.
That’s why we use mobile abattoirs that come to farms to save them a stressful trip at the end of their life.
We’re also committed to reducing the distance from paddock to plate to show our support of sustainable farming with minimal impacts on the environment.
Discover three delicious minced beef recipes
Mince beef recipes are easy to prepare, making them accessible to everyone, whatever their level of culinary skills.
Not only that but each of these three mince beef recipes is packed with flavour and nutrition, so they’re perfect for those family midweek meals… let’s find out more!
Spiced beef and rice pilaf
This Persian-inspired recipe will tantalise your taste buds with its mix of spices and the addition of dried fruits and nuts.
It’s also super easy to cook and makes an ideal one-pot meal for convenience.
Spiced beef & Rice Pilaf
- Preparation: 5 min
- Cooking: 25 min
- Ready in: 30 min
- 1 pack Premium Grass-Fed Minced Beef
- 3 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 Onion (finely chopped)
- 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (ground)
- 1 teaspoon Mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric (ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom (ground)
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg (ground)
- 2.5 cups Basmati rice
- 4 cups Beef stock (Use Provenir beef broth with 2 cups of water)
- 200 grams Frozen peas
- 100 grams Toasted almonds
- 100 grams Raisins
- 50 grams Barberries
- 1/2 bunch Fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
- Place oil, onion, and garlic into a large pan on medium heat (use a pan that is nice and wide, moderately deep, and has a tight-fitting lid). Cook and stir for 5 minutes until softened.
- Turn the heat up to high, add beef, and cook, stirring frequently to break up the mince until the beef is starting to brown. Add the spices and cook for a further 2 minutes till the spices are fragrant.
- Add the rice and stir for a minute to evenly distribute the ingredients and get all the rice grains nicely coated in spices and oil, then add the stock. Bring to a simmer, then turn down the heat to the lowest possible setting and place the lid on the pot. Leave covered for 10 minutes.
- Take the lid off, add peas, almonds, raisins, and barberries (if using), and scatter them onto the surface of the rice. Put the lid back on and let it cook for 5 more minutes.
- Take the lid off, and use a fork to fluff up the rice. Have a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Top with the chopped parsley & serve right away.
Mexican beef barbecue pizza
This recipe is a glorious fusion of Italian and Mexican cuisine, bringing them together in a riot of taste and colour.
Make your own pizza bases or use ready-made ones for ease and enjoy this quick and tasty meal.
Mexican Beef Barbecue Pizza
- Preparation: 10 min
- Cooking: 15 min
- Ready in: 25 min
- Preheat the barbecue to 220ºC (the burners should be set at high). Place racks inside 2 large baking trays. Place in the centre of the barbecue, side by side, to preheat.
- Place mince in a bowl and mix in oil and fajita spice mix. Heat a large pan, ensure it is moderately hot. Crumble in half of the mince. Brown the mince, breaking up any lumps with a fork. Remove first batch, reheat pan, cook remaining mince, and then remove it.
- Spread pizza bases evenly with salsa. Top with beef mince. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on preheated trays in barbecue. Lower hood. Barbecue for 12-15 minutes or until bases are crisp, cheese melts, and is golden. Serve beef pizza sliced and topped with avocado, coriander and lime wedges.
Best beef kebabs
This recipe offers a taste of the Mediterranean thanks to the freshly made pitta bread, delicious avocado pesto and tangy salsa.
The kebabs are simply prepared with a hint of herbs and spices, with the resulting combo being an irresistible and super easy meal for all the family.
Best Beef Kebabs
- Preparation: 15 min
- Cooking: 15 min
- Ready in: 30 min
Home Made Beef Mince Skewer
- 1 tablespoon Mixed herbs, fresh or dried
- 1/2 teaspoon Chilli flakes (optional)
- Generous pinch of salt
- 1 Wooden or metal skewers
- 1/2 cup Arrowroot/ tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup Almond meal
- 1/4 cup Coconut cream
- 1/4 cup Water (plus extra if necessary)
- Generous pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon Coconut oil or butter for frying
- Heat a large non-stick fry pan over medium to high heat and melt your cooking oil.
- Start by making your pita bread. Whisk the listed ingredients in a bowl and season well with salt. If it is too thick, simply add a little extra water until it’s easy to pour. Cooking in batches, evenly divide your batter to make 4 individual pita bread wraps. Cooking on the first side until golden brown and perfectly crispy, and stable enough to flip. Once cooked on both sides repeat with the remaining batter and set them aside.
- For your homemade beef mince skewers, combine the ingredients in a bowl, and using your hands, mix the meat with the herbs and spices until well combined. Still using your hands, moguls the meat in four even portions around your four prepared skewers. Using the same pan you made the pita, simply fry your beef skewers until cooked through, lovely and golden brown on the outside. Set aside and get into the fresh elements of your plate.
- For the avocado smash, combine your avocado, pesto, and lemon juice in a bowl until well combined. For the salsa, simply mix the ingredients in a bowl and dress with some extra lemon juice.
- Serve your pita bread topped with the avocado pesto, beef skewers, and a generous sprinkling of fresh salsa.
Order your grass-fed mince beef today
These recipes are a delight to prepare, so make sure you get them on your regular rota for easy family meals when you don’t have a lot of time to spare.
We know how busy you are, which is why we offer home delivery of our healthy and delicious grass-fed meat in selected areas.
To know whether we deliver to your area, just type in your postcode. Then all you need to do is make your choices and leave the rest to us.
Order your minced beef for our three globally inspired recipes and get ready to cook up a storm in the kitchen!
1. Healthline website. ‘Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed Beef — What’s the Difference?,’ updated 4 December 2019.