Mince & Mozzarella Bake

Another mince recipe to add to the collection! The mozzarella goes deliciously gooey on top of the tasty, slightly spicy mince & the breadcrumbs give a lovely crunchy topping!


Serves 4 Approx £1 per person

Prep time 20 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes

Level 🍴🍴



  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 65g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 ball of mozzarella torn into small pieces
  • salt & pepper

Place a large saucepan over a medium heat. Brown the mince in batches & set aside

Add about 1 tbsp of oil to the pan then add the onion. Cook for 3 minutes then add the garlic. When the onion is soft stir in the spices & oregano & cook for about 1 minute. Add the tomato puree, stirring it in thoroughly & cook for another 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes then the cooked mince. Season with salt & pepper & turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the topping.




Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat & smear lightly with a little oil. Add the breadcrumbs & cook until golden & crisp. Remove from the heat & set aside.

Transfer the mince to an ovenproof dish. Place the torn mozzarella evenly over the mince then top with the breadcrumbs.

Place in the oven for 20 minutes until bubbling & gooey.

Serve with flatbreads & salad if you like.

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