Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quick Spanish Beef/Savoury Mince/Savoury Rice

Ok, so I really don't know what to call this one.  It's always been known as Quick Spanish Beef in my family, but I'm not exactly sure what is particularly Spanish about it.  I suspect it's an indication of the state of Australian 'cuisine' back in the '70's or '80's, that is to say, a pretty poor cousin to the wealth of different cuisines that are cooked and eaten pretty well in this country today.

Anyway, it's always been a standard, mid-week feast in my family and is a particular favourite on a cold winter's night on top of buttery toast.  Also great in toasties/jaffles or for a potluck dinner.


  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 80-100 grams rice, (arborio)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 500 grams mince
  • 400g can condensed tomato soup
  • 250 grams water, hot


1. Place the onion and carrot in the TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the butter and rice. Cook for 3 minutes at 100ºC on speed 1.
2. Add the mince and cook for 5 minutes at Varoma temp on speed 1.
3. Add the soup and water and cook for 20 minutes at 100ºC on speed 1 + reverse.
Check that the rice is cooked through. If not, continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until rice is cooked. You may need to add a little more hot water if needed.
Happy days people :)

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