Mince & Mozzarella Bake

This another great way to use a pack of mince & it's easily doubled or even tripled to feed many mouths! If you like things spicy add a pinch of chilli powder to the mince!


Serves 4 Approx £1 per person


Prep time 20 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes

Ingredients

500g beef mince

1 onion, chopped

1 tin chopped tomatoes

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp dried Oregano

1 tsp sugar

a splash of worcestershire sauce

125g ball of mozzarella

30g breadcrumbs (from the freezer is fine!)

salt & pepper

a pinch of sugar

Place a large frying pan over a medium heat then brown the mince in batches. Set aside on some kitchen paper.

Add about 1 tbsp of oil to the pan & cook the onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic & oregano & cook for another 2 minutes.

Pour in the tomatoes. Fill the tin about ¼ full with water & add to the pan.

Add the sugar & Worcestershire sauce then season with salt & pepper.

Stir well then simmer until thick. 

Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

Add the mince & mix well. Transfer to an ovenproof dish.

Slice the mozzarella & place on top of the mince evenly.

Scatter over the breadcrumbs & season with black pepper.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is browned slightly & bubbling.

Serve.

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