How to Cook Minced Beef?

How to cook minced beef with vegetable & tomato paste?

If you want to cook minced beef, there are easy steps that you can take. First of all, get everything ready that is needed before cooking the meat. This includes chopping up vegetables and getting out pans and utensils. Next, add olive oil into a pan or skillet over medium-high heat for frying the minced beef in. Add carrots, celery, onions and garlic to a saucepan with water, salt and pepper then cover it with a lid and let it simmer on low for about 20 minutes – meanwhile brown the mince in a separate pan over high heat until fully cooked through (about 4 minutes). Once done set aside to cool while finishing off the soup mixture by adding tomato paste to taste as well as chopped tomatoes. Once the vegetables are tender, add your mince to it and let simmer on low for another 20 minutes.

Optional additions for tomato sauce: canned diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, celery salt

Do not forget to serve this meal with a side of rice or pasta! 

Cooking time: about 20 minutes for this dish, with a simple tomato-based sauce and minced beef. It’s easy to make mealtime special by adding in some extra vegetables like peas or corn when you have them available! 

How to cook meatballs?


  • Half a pound of lean ground beef (or turkey, or even chicken) 
  • One cup of grated Parmesan cheese 
  • Two eggs 
  • Four tablespoons of bread crumbs 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Optional additions for the tomato sauce: canned diced tomatoes, carrots, celery or celery salt. 

Directions: In a medium-sized bowl mix together the beef (or turkey, or chicken), cheese, eggs and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then shape your meatballs into desired size using damp hands for easier handling. 

In a large skillet over high heat fry up some olive oil. Add your meatballs and cook them for about six minutes, turning them halfway through so they are browned on all sides.

Cooking the tomato sauce: in a pot simmer canned tomatoes with vegetables of choice (carrots, celery or celery salt), adding up to one cup of water if needed until you have desired thickness.

To serve: place your meatballs in a bowl, top with the tomato sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 260
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 12.0mg

This recipe yields six servings, each with about 26 grams of fat, 258 calories and 13 milligrams of cholesterol. In total it has 112 grams of carbohydrates and 30 grams of protein.

Servings per recipe: six portions of the meatballs will be produced from this recipe.

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