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Ok...its cheap and nasty but mince is a part of our lives right now...does anyone have any awesome suggestions to make mince yum...any recipes or ideas would be great....
My hubby is sick of the usual things I make with it and I really don't know what else to do?
Might make something new tommorrow night (if anyone answers this thread that is!) lol
mince chow mein, tacos, burritos, shepards pie, lasagna and well ok this is a recipe thats been going down with my partner and his family.. personally i think its :barf: but here goes..
Get the mince. brown it with one onion... add a can of cream of celery soup, with some water, and then add rice, let it bowl and once rice is cooked..voila..
serve with soy sauce
argh thinking about it now is making me :barf:
ANYWAY you can then take the mince, turn it into rissoles, burgers, add it in a pasta bake, either cheesy or tomato, its endless!
Mince Patties (rissoles)
Meatballs and pasta
Hope this helps??
Mix it with tomato paste, tinned tomatoes and veges then wrap it in puff pastry and bake.
Sorry I probably should have mentioned that I have overdone the spaghetti, rissole, hamburger, taco thing:rolleyes: but thanks and keep the ideas coming....the celery thing sounds interesting though
(but hey my dp LOVES it)
and with that i am out of ideas sorry! :o
How about a savoury mince ?
I brown the mince off with a diced onion throw in some mixed herbs, a few tablespoons of gravox then enough boiled water till its a good consistancy then start adding things to taste we usually go for some worchestershire & bbq sauce, a few cubes of beef stock lastly i add in some mixed vegies whatever we have in the fridge or freezer. Cook till vegies are done then serve with a big serve of mashed potatoes ! Yummy !
Tis also a good shepards pie recipe with some puff pastry & cheese on top !
You can also make dumplings for an asian soup with noodles etc we do this with pork or chicken mince every so often tis yummy too :thumbsup:
heres a couple of packet ones that i love:
the good old one pan dinner packet savoury or tomato
and i really love the Maggi Italian Mince and Vegies, packet it is so easy too :yelclap:
The worse thing is, mince is getting so darn expensive here too - sometimes you can buy decent T-bone or sirloin steak cheaper than mince :rolleyes: .
I know you've said you've overdone the rissole thing, but you might want to have a look at the slow cooker thread - it has a Sweet & Sour Meatball recipe - very yummy!!!
Good luck!!! :chef:
Have you tried Nachos? YUM, then we use the left over and make a puff pastry pie the next night and serve with a salad
I've got a whole recipe book for mince but its packed at the moment waiting to move house. You should do a search on some of the websites.. www.cuisine.co.nz is a good one.
I was going to suggest Vicsta's sweet and sour meatball recipe in the slow cooker thread but mummyto2 beat me to it, it is delicious:chef:
My DP is in love with my Curried mince at the moment, and apparently so are all the guys he works with LOL. I usually make a big enough batch that he can take some for lunch and we can freeze some.
I brown and onion and the mince, then add curry powder, one packet of chicken noodle soup mix (just the powdered one) and some water, whatever it says on the packet. Then i chop up all the vegies and chuck in too like potato, sweet potato, carrot, pumpkin, peas and corn, brocolli, beans (whatever vegies you'd normally have). Put the lid on and leave to simmer until vegies are cooked through.
Sometimes I throw in some other stuff for taste but I'm sorry, I can't tell you what they are cos I'm a kind of 'grab and throw in' cook so I've no idea WHAT I've put in it. Every time I make it it comes out differently which could be another reason DP likes it so much.
Hope this helps :fingerscrossed:
This is a favourite in my family - called Hearty Mince Casserole. It is mostly done in the microwave which is great!!
Prior to starting cook one cup of macaroni (I prefer pasta elbows!) in saucepan.
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 green capsicum, finely chopped
1/2 cup tomato paste
300gm carton sour cream
3 cups of cooked macaroni (see above)
1/4 cup grated cheese
Combine butter, onion, garlic and capsicum in a round casserole dish, microwave on high 5 minutes. Add mince, cook on high 5 minutes or until browned, stir occasionally during cooking. Drain the mince juices into sink. Stir in tomato paste and sour cream, cook on high 2minutes. Stir in cooked pasta, sprinkle with cheese, reheat on high about 4 minutes to heat through.
BEEF TORTILLA STACK.
1 cup of onion finely chopped
1tsp crushed garli
1/2 cup corn kernels
1 cup diced capsicum
1 x 415g can no added salt crushed tomatoes
3 tbs no added salt tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
2 tbls taco seasoning
5 tortilla sheets
1/2 cup of cheese.
Pre heat oven to 180C Fanforced
Ina large sausepan saute mince. when cooked drain and place in a bowl,leave to one side. Add all the remaining ingredients to saucepan except the tortilla sheets and chease. Bring mixture to the boil, simmer 10 minutes. Remove1 cup of the tomato sauce. This will go on top)
Add the mince back into remaining sauce and bring to the boil.coat a quiche or pie dish with cooking spray and lay tortilla sheet on base and spread with 1 1/2 cups of mince sauce over the sheet, repeat this 3 times. Top with last tortilla sheet and cover with reserved tomato sauce sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has browned.
oh i just remembered the campbell's website has some great recipes this one looks sooo yum but it's only me so it's too much i might have to get someone over so as can make it.....
Meatballs with risoni pasta
500g lean beef mince
1 litre Campbell’s Real Stock-Beef
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tbsp olive oil
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups Barilla risoni pasta
oCombine the mince with 1/2 cup stock, egg, breadcrumbs and rosemary. Roll into balls.
oHeat oil in a large frying pan and cook meatballs until browned all over. Pour over the remaining stock, add tomatoes and cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
oAdd the risoni and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and meatballs are cooked through.
For variation add some peas, diced zucchini or olives with the risoni, in the recipe
It's the one on the ad oh it looks good :smiliedance:
250g mince (lamb mince even better)
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chile powder (you might want to use less)
Salt as required
Finely chop the onion and ginger, and fry off in a little oil. Throw in the mince, and break up as it cooks - it should end up as 'rubble'. Along the way, add the spices. Keep tossing until it starts to get a bit crispy, then toss in a handful of chopped coriander. Cook another minute, and serve with rice.
Sweet and Sour meatballs (I know thats been mentioned already)...I use woolies homebrand jar of Sweet and Sour sauce :thumbsup: I make the meatballs quite small, brown them and drain them really well before adding the sauce. Serve with rice & veges.
Fried Rice I usually brown mince, onion and garlic, splashes of soy sauce and some chinese five spice, then add really thinly sliced carrots and a handful of peas, put the lid on and leave on low til peas & carrots are cooked.
Spring Rolls Mince, onion, garlic, finely shreded cabbage (I usually use sugarloaf), finely sliced carrots, peas, any other veges you like. Cook all that then allow to cool. Roll in Spring Roll wrappers, bought ones are great but I can find the recipe for homemade if you like. You can also use leftover fried rice for these. I often make a double batch and freeze half, after they are wrapped.
The fried rice and meatballs also freeze/reheat quite well.
Here is a dead easy one for you that is delicious, cheap, makes great leftovers and takes no time at all to whip up!
Brown some mince & cook some rice up. When these are done, throw them into a big casserole dish with some red kidney beans & a tin or 2 of chopped tomatoes. Cover the top with some shredded cheese and bake it in the oven on a fairly high heat until the cheese is all gooey, melted & golden brown. Serve it up in big bowls with a dollop of sour cream and, if you like, some chopped fresh coriander. It is delicious & as I said, makes great leftovers! I always make up enough for a few meals.
Thanks everyone....keep them coming! Tonight will be the mince night and I just don't know which recipe here to try....it will be the only that I actually have all the ingredients to I think!
Mince and Spaghetti Casserole
( I dont use specific quantites - I just do everything by look/feel lol)
Dried spaghetti - cooked and drained
Herbs/Salt & Pepper to taste
Brown onion and garlic, add mince and brown.. add tomatoes and seasonings.
Simmer until cooked.
Melt butter over high heat - add flour for 1 minute - remove from heat and whisk in milk. Put back on heat add grated cheese, cook until thick.
Put cooked spaghetti in a casserole dish, pour over meat mix, top with white sauce and finally grated cheese.
Bake at 180 for 30-40 mins then let set for 15 mins before serving.
(this is even better reheated the next day)
I know you said you had over done it with the rissoles etc but heres a variation for rissoles - its quite yummy served with mashed potato, other veggies and gravy.
1/2 cup raw brown rice, 3/4 cup grated carrot, 3/4 cup grated zucchini, 1 small onion finely diced, 500g very lean beef mince, 1tsp beef stock powder, 2tblsp oyster sauce, 1 sachet spring vegetable cup-a-soup, 1 egg white, pepper to taste, cooking spray
Follow cooking instructions on rice packet. Rinse and drain well. Place vegetables in large mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients including cooked rice to bowl and mix well. Use your hands to achieve a good consistency with rissoles. Shape into 12 patties. If time permits refrigerate rissoles for a few hours before cooking. Generously coat a large non stick fry pan with cooking spray, fry rissoles 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through and browned both sides.
hey you know one i really love is stuffed capsicums, u fry up the mince with some tomatoes, onions, mushroom, garlic (really watever vegies you like) then stir in some pasta sauce( i use dolmio, but you can use watver brand and flavour u like) then u get your capsicums, probly 3 or 4 depending on how much mince mixure your using, and cut the tops of them so that they are a kind of cup shape, put in the mince mixture and crumble some fetta over the top ( i also put a bit of fetta thru the mixture too) then bake them in the oven until the capsicum is soft and cooked... YUMMO!!! serve with mashed or roastedpumpkin (the flavours go great together, depending on wat kind of pasta sauce u used a little sour cream on top when served can be nice too.... hope this has given u some ideas! oh by the way u dont always have to use capsicum, i can do a zuccini, potatoe, large mushrooms etc.... enjoy :) from sara.:fingerscrossed:
I have just had billets stay with us for a couple of nights and due to having very little money at the moment, I pulled out an old standard that never fails to impress, but is so incredibly cheap and they would never guess!
Meat Loaf with Creamy Filling!
Mix together ...
300gm lean mince
1 ½ cups of rolled oats blended to a fine crumb
1 onion finely chopped
1 ½ tsp of curry powder
3 tblspns tomato sauce
a dash of worcestershire sauce
a dash of sweet chilli sauce
1 tspn mixed herbs
grated veges of choice (I prefer carrot, zucchini and sweet potato)
Lay half of the mixture in a baking pan shaped in a rough loaf shope with a well along the middle. Fill the well with herb and garlic cream cheese (as much or as little as you want) then top with the rest of the mince mixture and seal well around the sides.
Pour over a bottle of pasta sauce and add ½ a cup of water to prevent burning. Sprinkle over some grated cheese and put in a moderate oven for 3/4 of an hour or until cooked.
Really yummy served with mashed potatoes and a medley of veges ... maybe onion, carrot ribbons, cauliflower, brocolli and zuchinni lightly steamed.
Served 6 last time with some leftover for lunch the next day!
Ok...we all loved this one by anjsa....the curried mince was a huge hit....thank you! and keep the recipes rolling in....
sugar n spice
Mince meals i love are chilli con carne - lasagna - mild mince curry - tacos - spaghetti ( which we're having tongiht)
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