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Savoury Mince (Serves 4)

1 lb (450 g) minced lean beef or lambImage
1 tablespoon polyunsaturated oil eg sunflower oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic (optional)
½ oz (25 g) flour
½ pint (300 ml) water
ground black pepper
½ tin chopped tomatoes (200 g) drained
2 teaspoons basil (dried/fresh)

In a large saucepan, heat the oil and fry the onion until it turns golden.
Add in the mince and stir frequently. Fry briskly and drain the fat

Take the pan off the heat. Add the flour and half the water, drained tomatoes and the herbs.
Cover and simmer for about an hour or until the mince is tender. As the mince thickens add the rest of the liquid.
Allow to cool.

Pack and freeze in portion sizes. This can be used as a basis for shepherd’s pie (lamb), pasta dishes, cannelloni filling, or spaghetti bolognaise.

NOTE: the vegetables in this recipe (eg onion and tomato) provide 1 portion of vegetable per serving. If you are on a potassium restriction, you must include this as part of your daily vegetable allowance

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