Crunchy Beef Slices


  • 225g/8oz lean beef mince
  • 15ml/1tbsp garlic oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp smooth sweet pickle or onion chutney
  • 50g/2oz mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 4 x 2.5cm/1inch diagonal slices of bread from a country-styled loaf
  • 60ml/4tbsp prepared guacamole
  • Handful salad leaves or shredded iceberg lettuce
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered


  1. Brush the oil on both sides with the bread slices. Heat a griddle pan and cook the bread on each side for 2 minutes or alternatively toast. Remove and set aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick griddle or frying pan and dry fry the mince with the shallots for 2-3 minutes until brown. Add the sweet pickle or chutney, mushrooms and seasoning. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spread the guacamole over the base of the bread slices and spoon over ¾ of the mince mixture. Top with the salad leaves or iceberg lettuce, then the remaining mince.
  4. Sprinkle over the onions and cherry tomatoes. Serve immediately.