Minced beef chimichurri with mango salsa

Chimichurri isn't just for chunks of meat, fish or vegetables, it also works pretty darn well mixed into minced beef then topped off with a sharp mango salsa. Totally family friendly (leave out the chilli from the beef and the mango salsa for very young kids) this is a delicious bowl to eat with just a spoon at the end of a long day.

Prep: 5mins

Cook: 20mins

Ready in: 25mins

Serving Size: 4

Dietary info: Date Night Food Lunch/Dinner Meat Pregnancy Friendly


  • 300g wholegrain rice
  • 400g beef mince
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 diced chillies
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 100ml beef or chicken stock
  • A handful each of fresh coriander and parsley
  • 1 mango
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 shallot
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Splash of red wine vinegar

How To Make It

  • Step 1.

    Put the brown rice on to boil. Brown your mince in a pan then add the cumin, oregano, cinnamon, paprika and coriander. This adds a lovely smokey sweetness to the beef. Remove the mince and set aside
  • Step 2.

    Dice an onion and cook in the same pan for a few mins. Add 2-3 crushed cloves of garlic and 1 diced chilli (remove the seeds). Cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Step 3.

    Add 1 diced red pepper, cook for another minute then add 100ml chicken or beef stock. Cook it out.
  • Step 4.

    Drain the cooked rice and add to the pan. Mix well , remove from the heat then finely chop a handful each of coriander and parsley and mix into the pan.
  • Step 5.

    For the mango salsa, dice 1 mango, the outsides of 2 tomatoes, 1 shallot and 1 chilli. Add the juice of a lime and a splash of red wine vinegar.

Serve & Enjoy

Nutritional Info

The chimichurri is a great way of sneaking in some vitamin and nutrient rich herbs and spices. Same goes for the mango salsa!

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