Indian Spiced Savoury Mince

I’m always after new and different healthy ways to use mince and this works a treat. I was off unexpectedly today as my little Mimi is sick since last night so I’ve been on nursing duty all day, the poor little pet is feeling a good bit better and when Daddy got in from work I took a quick trip out to Aldi to pick up some ingredients to throw dinner together. This is beautifully aromatic while cooking filling your kitchen with beautiful exotic smells. Its gorgeous with rice but you could have it with wedges or jacket potato either. You know me, I like large portions and this serves 4 hungry people at 7 smartpoints a portion of mince, you could easily feed 6 to be honest

1000g lean beef mince
1 onion peeled & diced
2 stalks celery peeled & diced
2 medium carrots peeled & diced
100g Frozen Peas
Small piece of ginger peeled & grated
2 cloves of garlic peeled & crushed
2 tins plum tomatoes
1 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp tomato puree
Fresh coriander leaves

Spice Blend:
2 Tbsp ground coriander
2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp turmeric
1 Tsp paprika
┬╝ Tsp chilli powder
Pinch of ground cloves
Salt & black pepper

In a non stick pan sprayed with some oil sautee the diced veg until softening (approx 8 mins). Add beef mince and cook until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add grated ginger, spice blend and crushed garlic and fry for another minute to release the flavours. Add in the tinned chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to the boil, lower the heat to medium and cook covered with a lid for 30 minutes stirring occasionally (add a little water if it goes too dry). Remove the lid, add the frozen peas and garam masala stir through and cook for another 10 minutes or so. Serve with rice or poatato and garnish with fresh chopped coriander. Enjoy!

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Poptastically Savoury Spiced Popcorn 

  
Calling all savoury snack lovers & spice fiends! If you’re like me & prefer your Savoury Snacks to your Chocolate or Sweets you’ll love this spice blend to brighten up your popcorn snack! Delicious & Spicy this will hit the spot on the Snack Attack front. Comes in at 5pp but totally free if you’re on an F&H day. Serves 2 with extra spice mix left over for the next round, the spice mix will keep well in an airtight container. Hope you enjoy!   1 Tbsp Sweetener of your choice 

1/4 tsp Mustard Powder 

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 

1/2 tsp Cumin Powder 

1/2 tsp Sea Salt ground

1/2 tsp Black Pepper ground

1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic Powder

1 tsp Smoked Paprika 

50g Popcorn Kernels 

1 tsp oil 

Mix all the spices together in a bowl & heat your oil in a medium saucepan over a highish heat. When the oil is hot add your popcorn kernels & place the lid on the pot, reduce the heat to medium & pop the kernels shaking the pot every so often until the kernels stop popping. Place in a bowl & sprinkle a small amount of the spice mix over (as much as desired but a quick warning do not add all the spice mix unless your made of a very hardy constitution! The rest of the spice can be stored for again) Enjoy the hot spicy morsels of delight!