French Onion Savoury Mince


5.3 oz. 150g macaroni

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 diced brown onion

1.1 lb. 500g beef mince

2 peeled and diced carrots

1 sachet 40g French onion soup mix

1/4 cup 60ml tomato sauce

1 cup 150g frozen peas

1 cup 100g grated tasty cheese


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease an oven-proof baking dish.

Cook macaroni in salted boiling water until it is just al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a large frypan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook the onion for about 4 minutes until it is soft.

Add the beef mince and cook it until it is well-browned, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon.

Add the diced carrots and French onion soup mix, and stir well.

Pour in 2 cups of water, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in tomato sauce, peas, and drained macaroni.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top it with grated cheese and bake it for 15 minutes until it is golden and melted.


You can use any type of pasta that you like instead of macaroni, such as penne or fusilli.

If you don’t have French onion soup mix, you can substitute it with beef stock powder or gravy mix.

You can use fresh or frozen vegetables in this recipe. You can also add other vegetables that you like, such as zucchini or corn.

You can make this recipe ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to bake it.

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This recipe is a great way to use up leftover vegetables or pasta.