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    DF VIP Member pickie's Avatar
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    mince meat cooking time ??

    Ok never been one for cooking for myself, but decided i try my hand at cooking spaghetti bolognase, im using dolmaio sause, the jar says brown the mince for 5 mins then pour the sause in and simmer for 15 mins, the mince meat packet says cook for 25-30 mins, yet good old google says mince only needs to be cooked for 5 mins and the bbc website cooking pages say simmer for 1 hour and 15 mins !!!!!! , what is the correct amount of time to simmer after browning the mince meat for 5 mins ??

    I may or may not reply as im currently eating what I think is cooked (5 mins brown and simmer for 20 mins)

    Thanks

    Mike
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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    Depends on how high the heat is and the size of the pan, if you are using a frying pan put a small amount of oil in the pan heat it up on a low to med heat, put the mince in you might need to stab it with a wooden spoon to break it up then keep stirring it and turning it over till all of the mince looks brown so all of the red has gone then pour over the sauce and simmer for 20 mins.
    Oil is optional but it depends on the fat content of the meat the mince we buy is normally 5% fat so needs a bit of oil.

    What I normally do for a bit more flavor is dice up an onion and fry that first until it's gone translucent then add the mince, brown then add the sauce and simmer.

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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    as above, but I fry off mushrooms and onions first then add these before adding the sauce, once the mince has fully being cooked through and no red bits then add all the ingredients you already cooked then add Sause. from start to finish id say 30 mins tops, just don't let the meat dry out, keep it moist
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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    Mince as long as it’s beef is safe to eat raw so don’t worry about it.&nbsp;<br><br>I only brown it off until the fat starts to leave the mince and then drain it off.<br>Then simmer in the sauce for 15 mins while pasta is cooking.&nbsp;<br><br>15 mins is more than enough time to cook it through even without browning off first.
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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    do mine in slow cooker for about 4 hours, brown off in frying pan then add everything to slow cooker, bit of Worcestershire sauce 4 hrs later melt in your mouth bolognase.

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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    Another tip, don't use Dolmio, it is shit and full of sugar. Just use Passata and add some Italian herbs and if you are feeling adventurous chop some garlic and put in the oil before the onions but don't burn it. Passata costs peanuts and comes in a carton. Cook the same as Dolmio. It will taste a lot nicer.

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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    I always prefer mince beef meals reheated for some reason.


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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    ok cheers all hopefully i wont die of food poising then if im cooking for 20 mins

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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    I simmer mine for an hour so the mince is very tender and always with homemade sauce the shop brought ones are terrible and full of sugar..

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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    I just made one and left it there overnight . We're having it with bake spuds later. I used a bit of port mixed in with the mince and once he mince had absorbed the port. I threw in the mushrooms and onions that had already been nearly cooked. Tastes abs yummy
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    Re: mince meat cooking time ??

    5 mins in the microwave on high - sorted

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