Savoury Mince Crumble Recipe

Make the most of store cupboard ingredients with this simple oaty twist on a family favourite

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    Prep Time

    15 mins

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    Cook Time

    20 mins

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    Cost Per Serving

    £1.00 - £1.24

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  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 75g butter
  • 125g flour
  • 75g regular or jumbo rolled oats
  • 75g mature hard cheese e.g. Cheddar, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
  2. Place the mince and onion in a large saucepan and fry for 5 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, 100ml water and seasoning and fry for a further 5 minutes, covered. Transfer to an ovenproof serving dish.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats and cheese, season to taste. Sprinkle over the mince and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cooking Tips

  • Serve with fresh vegetables.
  • Try adding some peas or frozen mixed vegetables to the mix.

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Eunice Baden | 3rd October 2016

    "Thanks so much!"

    Donna Neary, Whole Grain Goodness | 4th October 2016

"I am a very experienced cook who makes a fruit crumble regularly. I am currently recovering from a total knee replacement and rely on my partner doing some shopping - something he hates. Today I found I was pretty short on ingredients for tonight's dinner, but I had some fresh mince. My partner loves anything made with mince, as he is too lazy to cut his food!!! As I have got really bored with my usual recipes I found this - great, I thought. However, even though everything was done exactly as stated, he hated the texture and I had to agree. Sorry. It might be better if the crumble topping was baked thinly spread on a baking tray until it is all golden, but I'm not prepared to spend time making it."

Valerie Beal | 18th October 2016

    "Ah shame you didn't like the recipe as much as we did. This is a good tip some people might like to try, thank you!"

    Donna Neary, Whole Grain Goodness | 20th October 2016

"Add quartered mushroom & finely chopped celery for texture."

Illbeburgered | 18th July 2017

    "A good suggestion to try - thanks!"

    Donna Neary, Whole Grain Goodness | 18th August 2017

"Dying to try it for Sunday lunch"

Sandrahenderson | 28th May 2019

"My ex’s mum used to make this years ago and it was delicious - wish I could get her recipe! If I was to make again I’d fill with lots of veg and add an oxo cube or two"

Rachel James | 24th September 2019

"Great for quick meal"

PATRICIA M CRICHTON | 13th October 2019

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