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Beef mince

Make anything, from sumptuous burgers to san choy bow with mince meat

Get free delivery on orders over $70 across metro Melbourne.
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We deliver within the Melbourne Metropolitan area. If you live in the outer suburbs, please check your suburb below before ordering:

Banyule

Includes: Bellfield, Briar Hill, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Eltham North, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Montmorency, Rosanna, St Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North, and Yallambie.

Bayside

Includes: Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, and Sandringham.

Boroondara

Includes: Ashburton, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Deepdene, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, Mont Albert, and Surrey Hills.

Brimbank

Includes: Albanvale, Albion, Ardeer, Brooklyn, Cairnlea, Calder Park, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside, Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kings Park, St Albans, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes, and Tullamarine.

Cardinia*

Includes: Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, and Clematis.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Casey*

Includes: Beaconsfield, Berwick, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Eumemmerring, Hallam, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Junction Village, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield South, Narre Warren, Narre Warren North, and Narre Warren South.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Darebin

Includes: Alphington, Bundoora, Fairfield, Kingsbury, Macleod, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, and Thornbury.

Frankston

Includes: Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Sandhurst, Seaford, and Skye.

Glen Eira

Includes: Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond, and St Kilda East.

Greater Dandenong

Includes: Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale, and Springvale South.

Hobsons Bay

Includes: Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, Spotswood, South Kingsville, Williamstown, and Williamstown North.

Hume*

Includes: Attwood, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Diggers Rest, Fawkner, Gladstone Park, Greenvale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Keilor, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Tullamarine, Westmeadows, and Yuroke.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Kingston

Includes: Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett, Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes, and Waterways.

Knox

Includes: Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Sassafras, Scoresby, The Basin, Upper Ferntree Gully, Wantirna, and Wantirna South.

Manningham

Includes: Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood North, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, and Wonga Park.

Maribyrnong

Includes: Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray, and Yarraville.

Maroondah

Includes: Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Heathmont, Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Vermont, Warranwood, and Wonga Park.

Melbourne

Includes: Carlton, Carlton North, Docklands, East Melbourne, Flemington, Kensington, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Parkville, Southbank, South Wharf, South Yarra, and West Melbourne.

Melton*

Includes: Brookfield, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Diggers Rest, Eynesbury, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mount Cottrell, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Taylors Hill, and Truganina.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Monash

Includes: Ashwood, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South, and Wheelers Hill.

Moonee Valley

Includes: Aberfeldie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Essendon West, Flemington, Keilor East, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, North Melbourne, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, and Travancore.

Moreland

Includes: Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Fitzroy North, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, and Tullamarine.

Mornington Peninsula**

Includes: Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Baxter, Bittern, Blairgowrie, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Capel Sound, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Main Ridge, McCrae, Merricks, Merricks Beach, Merricks North, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Pearcedale, Point Leo, Portsea, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Rosebud, Rye, Safety Beach, Shoreham, Somers, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Tuerong, and Tyabb.

**Deliveries to Mornington Peninsula are on Wednesdays only.

Nillumbik*

Includes: Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake West, North Warrandyte, Nutfield, Plenty, Research, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean, and Yarrambat.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Port Phillip

Includes: Albert Park, Balaclava, Elwood, Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, South Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, and Windsor.

Stonnington

Includes: Armadale, Glen Iris, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak, and Windsor.

Whitehorse

Includes: Balwyn North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont, and Vermont South.

Whittlesea*

Includes: Bundoora, Donnybrook, Doreen, Epping, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, Whittlesea, and Yan Yean.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Wyndham

Includes: Cocoroc, Eynesbury, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Little River, Mambourin, Mount Cottrell, Point Cook, Quandong, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, and Wyndham Vale.

Yarra

Includes: Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill, and Richmond.

Yarra Ranges*

Includes: Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Chirnside Park, Ferny Creek, Gruyere, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Sassafras, Tecoma, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin East, Wandin North, Wonga Park, Yarra Glen, and Yering.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Beef mince — or ground beef — has been a staple of the Western world for hundreds of years. Today, high quality beef mince has become a popular component in culinary traditions all over the world, thanks to its wide availability and affordability. From the humble cottage pie, to a fascinating take on steak tartare, there is very little beef mince cannot do.

You don't have to sacrifice flavour for affordability. Let's leave bland mince, and discover new and exciting ways to use minced beef in our day-to-day cooking. Peter Bouchier has everything you need to make the most of your mince meat. Get started by checking out our products below, and scroll to the bottom for recipes and further information.

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What to look for in beef mince

Looking to buy mince beef? You don't have to settle for cheap, supermarket mixtures. To produce the best possible culinary results, you want to choose quality mince. Lower quality beef mince products can be full of undesirable amounts of fat.

The first thing to understand about beef mince is just how important it is for sustainability. Trimmings and secondary cuts make up approximately 40% of a beef carcass — a lot of which will inevitably be turned into mince. If we weren't mincing beef, we might be wasting millions of tonnes of meat a year.

At Peter Bouchier, we only use high-quality meat to produce our beef mince. Our grass-fed beef cuts are sourced from farms in New South Wales and Victoria and ground here, in-house.

Here are some other great reasons why whole muscle cuts make the best mince meat:

  • Unfamiliar cuts can be difficult to cook for laypeople, while mince is easy.
  • Minced tough cuts make for easier eating and greater satisfaction.
  • Mincing different cuts can yield different degrees of net fat for different recipes.
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Frequently asked questions

Does beef mince contain offcuts?

Fortunately, all Australian beef mince is legally allowed to come only from 100% muscle meat. You won't find any tongue, tripe, or other undesirables hiding in your beef mince. All Australian beef mince needs to be labelled with:

  • Fat grading — if claiming to be lean or similar
  • The presence of organ meats
  • The use of fillers, binders, or extenders

It's always best to buy quality beef mince from a reputable seller who grinds their own mince in-house, like Peter Bouchier.

What's the difference between ground beef and beef mince?

Basically, the difference is basically etymological. North American countries like Canada and the United States 'grind' their beef. In Britain and other Commonwealth countries, beef is 'minced'.

How long does beef mince last?

Long gone are the days of using harmful powders and preservatives to give ground beef a long shelf life. We recommend using your beef mince within 2 days of purchasing.

How do I tell beef mince is off?

Packaged beef mince that is browning or greying on the sides, on top, or all the way through may have gone off. Otherwise, you can tell beef mince is off with a simple sniff test. If mince beef smells sour or off, it may be spoiled.

What are some beef mince food safety tips?

Food safety of ground beef and beef mince can be a problem if improperly handled. Mince meat differs from other cuts of meat because it has so much more surface area for bacteria to penetrate and affect.

Here are some tips to follow when preparing beef mince for consumption:

  • Beef mince cannot be eaten rare. It must be thoroughly cooked through to 71 degrees celsius
  • Refrigerate or freeze beef mince as soon as you get home from the shops, and right up until you begin the cooking process.
  • Always keep raw mince separate from other raw foods in the fridge.
  • Fully defrost frozen beef mince before consuming.
  • Always use separate chopping boards for preparing mince and other items.
  • Never let beef mince juices or marinades come into contact with other foods not being consumed at the same time.

For beef mince that has to be cooked and stored, follow these instructions:

  • Cool the mince as quickly as possible and store in the fridge
  • Consume the leftover mince within 3 days
  • Never reheat the leftover mince more than once

What are some beef mince recipes from around the world?

Beef mince is increasing in popularity around the world as beef mince becomes more prevalent and more affordable. Here are some of our favourite beef mince recipes from international culinary traditions:

  • English beef mince cottage pie
  • Korean beef mince bulgogi
  • Italian beef mince bolognese
  • Chinese beef mince chow mein
  • Mexican beef mince enchiladas
  • Tibetan beef mince dumplings
  • American beef mince hamburgers
  • Creole beef mince jambalaya
  • Swedish meatballs
  • Bobotie — South African curried mince pie

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