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Hearty Mince Recipe
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Hearty Mince

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"Mum's recipe! Absolutely delicious Australian hearty beef mince with noodles. Serve with garlic bread and a 1999 Shiraz."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Melt margarine in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, and stir in the ground beef and onion. Cook until onion is tender and beef is evenly browned. Reduce heat to low.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix tomato juice, water, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and pepper. Pour into the beef mixture.
  3. Stir pasta into the skillet. Cover, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat, and stir in sour cream and sherry. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made this last night but modified the recipe as follows: instead of tomato juice, I used diced tomatos with the juice; I did not use the sherry; I added 1 tsp basil and and 1 tsp oregano. I mixed together a cup of Parmesan Cheese and 1/2 breadcrumbs and sprinkled it on top when the dish was finished. It made a nice topping and added extra flavor. It was delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

My husband took one look and said, "Oh, we're having Hamburger Helper." Not what I want to hear when I've made something from scratch. Unfortunately, it tasted like Hamburger Helper too. The sherry gave it a little bit of an odd flavor though.


69 Ratings

Jul 31, 2006

Was looking for something to make when i was almost completely out of groceries. SO mine got made with 8oz of tomato paste and just the 1 cup of water needed to melt the bouillon cubes. I did have sherry but had to use celery seed, instead of celery salt and real mayonnaise instead of sour cream.....surprisingly it was quite good....texture was nice and thik and the whole family gobbled it down...Dont get me wrong, i wouldnt fix it for company but it was very nice alternative for low grocery day.

Jan 05, 2008

This is a great tasting and easy weekday meal. I did use V8, and added in extra Worcestshire sauce, but I didn't use the sherry. I also eliminated the water and replaced it with more beef stock. For those who like to cut back on the fat, make sure to drain the meat before adding in the rest of the ingredients because this isn't noted in the directions. This is a favorite at my house and I have made it again and again. There are never any leftovers.

Jan 25, 2004

This is a wonderful dish for a busy night and the whole family enjoys it. It was a bit watery, but still quite tasty. I am making it for the second time tonight and am going to go a little heavier on the stock and sherry to give it more flavor.

May 20, 2008

I love all the comments about Hamburger Helper. Where did you think Hamburger Helper came from? Serious generation gap thing here, lol! I can still hear my mother saying she wasn't going to pay good money for that boxed stuff when she could make better hamburger skillet herself. That said, I really liked this. I did make a couple of changes. I added 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder and used V8 because that's what I had in the house; no tomato juice. I also had no sherry, and didn't substitute anything. Oh, and I used butter not margerine. I'm looking forward to making it as written next time when I have the right ingredients.

Jan 25, 2004

I had mixed reviews from the family. Husband was so-so, kids didn't like it, but I loved it! However, I found it to be very soupy. Maybe I did something wrong but I would probably cut out the water and/or add some more pasta. I just saved the extra sauce for another time. I also put some grated Romano on top - delicious! Since I had roast beef on hand, I used that instead of ground beef and I would do that again. Not sure I would like it with hamburger. Anyway - it was very good.

Jan 25, 2004

This beef dish was absoulutly beutifull ,Loved it. "Would recommend to anybody"


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  • Calories
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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