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Colin Fassnidge's beef mince turnover

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Liven up your midweek menu with this delicious beef mince turnover. It’s a hearty, feel-good meal with loads of flavour.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 1 hour chilling time


  • 300g beef mince
  • 1 carrot, quartered lengthways, thinly sliced
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 rosemary sprig, chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup (120g) frozen peas
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
  • Olive oil, to brush
  • Lemon cheeks, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan-forced). Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Heat a non-stick saucepan over high heat. Cook the mince, without stirring, for 2-3 mins or until the base of the mince caramelises. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for a further 2-3 mins or until the mince changes colour.
  2. Step 2

    Add the carrot, onion, garlic and rosemary and cook, stirring, for 4-5 mins or until the onion softens. Add the paprika, curry powder, ground coriander and cayenne pepper, if using. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 mins or until aromatic. Add the stock, chickpeas and peas. Bring to the boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 mins or until the liquid reduces by half.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer the beef mixture to a bowl. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour to cool.
  4. Step 4

    Place 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured work surface. Spoon half the mince mixture into the centre of the pastry. Fold over the pastry sheet to enclose the mince mixture and seal the edges tightly by pressing, folding and crimping with your fingers. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet and mince mixture.
  5. Step 5

    Place turnovers on the lined tray. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden brown.
  6. Step 6

    Divide the turnovers among serving plates and serve with lemon cheeks.