French onion savoury mince

French Onion Savoury Mince is a hearty and flavorful dish that combines the rich taste of French onion with ground beef and vegetables, all topped with melty cheese. It’s a comforting meal that’s perfect for any night of the week. Let’s whip up this delicious dish.


  • 150g macaroni: Provides a pasta base that absorbs the flavors of the sauce.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil: For sautéing the onions and beef.
  • 1 brown onion, diced: Adds sweetness and depth to the dish.
  • 500g beef mince: The main protein component, lending richness.
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced: Adds a hint of sweetness and a vibrant color.
  • 40g sachet French onion soup mix: Offers a burst of flavor and acts as the main seasoning.
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce: Gives a tangy contrast to the richness of the beef and cheese.
  • 1 cup frozen peas: Provides a pop of sweetness and color.
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese: Adds a gooey, melty topping that brings the dish together.


  1. Cook the Macaroni:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the macaroni and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Brown the Beef:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until soft and translucent. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the beef mince, breaking it apart with a spoon. Cook until browned.
  3. Add Vegetables and Seasoning:
    • To the skillet, add the diced carrots and cook for about 5 minutes until they start to soften. Stir in the French onion soup mix, tomato sauce, and a cup of water (adjust the water amount as needed to get the desired sauce consistency). Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Combine with Macaroni:
    • Add the cooked macaroni and frozen peas to the beef and vegetable mixture. Stir well to combine and continue cooking for another 5 minutes until the peas are cooked through and the entire mixture is hot.
  5. Add Cheese:
    • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of the mince mixture. Cover the skillet with a lid or foil and let it sit off the heat for a few minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Serve:
    • Once the cheese is melted and gooey, give the savoury mince a final stir to mix in the melted cheese slightly. Serve hot, garnished with extra chopped onions or parsley if desired.


  • Variations: Feel free to add other vegetables you have on hand, such as bell peppers or mushrooms, to increase the nutritional value and flavor complexity.
  • Serving Suggestions: This dish can be enjoyed on its own or served alongside a green salad for a balanced meal.
  • Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave.

Enjoy your French Onion Savoury Mince, a dish that’s not only packed with flavor but also comforting and satisfying. It’s sure to become a favorite among both kids and adults.