Michelle's Freefrom Boeuf Haché aux Epinards

Corn, egg, gluten, lactose, milk, nightshade, nut, peanut, sesame, soya & wheat free

This is a really tasty casserole and can be adapted to your own taste in mustard - seriously hot or mild and flavoursome. However, check the mustard ingredients carefully - good French mustard should be gluten/wheat-free while classic English mustard is made with wheat flour.

Serves 6



  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots, scrubbed and cut into thin rounds
  • 30 button mushrooms, wiped - kept whole or cut in half
  • 600g / 1lb 5oz minced (ground) beef
  • 4-6 tbsp French or wholegrain mustard - as hot or mild as you fancy (check ingredients for wheat or gluten)
  • 180ml / 6fl oz red wine
  • 220ml / 7fl oz water or gluten/wheat free stock
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 300g / 11 oz fresh leaf spinach


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy pan and add the onions and carrots.
  2. Cook briskly, but without burning, for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the beef and cook briskly for another few minutes then add the mustard and mix well in.
  5. Add the red wine, water or stock and some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Bring to the boil, lower the temperature, cover and simmer gently for 1-1½ hours.
  7. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  8. Wash the spinach. If using baby leaves leave them whole; if larger leaves you will need to tear them into small pieces.
  9. Add the spinach to the casserole and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the spinach is just wilted.
  10. Serve at once with lots of rice, baked or mashed potatoes (if you can tolerate nightshades) or another root vegetable.

Serves 6 - per portion
350cals - 30g protein
19g total fat - 6g sat / 10g mono / 2g poly
10g carbohydrate of which 8g sugar
4g fibre
454mg sodium / 1.1g salt

Good Source of: Iron, folate, Vitamins A, B6 & B12

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