money too tight for sunday roast,what do you have? sometimes we have toad in the hole

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or giant sausage roll, bit like a beef wellington , with sausage meat.

jessiemummy28 Thu 31-Jul-14 20:25:24

We never cook a roast, meals on a Sunday are the same as any other day in this house blush.

catbonnet Fri 01-Aug-14 09:29:22

We do roast chicken and eat the leftovers. We use it in fried rice, combine it with chickpeas and veg in a curry, etc.

Another thing we do is American meatloaf - it goes with all the Sunday roast trimmings, is sliceable, and is cheap as made with mince. It's really good in sandwiches and I've also used it in a curry and pasta.

myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/the-best-meatloaf

I use passata instead of ketchup for the topping.

greeneggsandjam Wed 06-Aug-14 09:24:04

Interesting. I've always wondered about meatloaf. Didn't they always eat it on Roseanne and programmes like that? I think I will have to try and follow that recipe now. I remember they also set up a shop at one point selling 'loose meat sandwiches' that were delicious apparently and I really wanted to try one of those too!

meat loaf is splendid:

My very rough recipe:

500g mince,
3-4 slices of bread whizzed into crumbs.
small onion chopped finely
if you have it celery chopped finely but you really really dont need it.
One egg (leave out in a pinch)
stock cube or two depending on how much bread you used.
squidge of tom puree if you have it.
herbs if you have them.
splash worcestershire sauce but not much (optional)

Put into loaf tin. If it looks a bit flat squish it up and use foil to stop it collapsing.

190 degrees for about 45 mins.
Leave for 10-15 mins before turning out/cutting up so its a bit less crumbly.

You can use more/less mince/bread whatever according to your needs.
Was my standard student I need protein fare. Any left overs can be used in sarnies.

greeneggsandjam Wed 06-Aug-14 10:19:10

Thank you for that recipe, when you say use tin foil to stop it collapsing can you explain that a bit further please? Do you use beef mince as the other recipe posted suggests?

Is it a bit like a beef burger in the shape of a loaf?

I use beef mince, never though to try it with another but turkey mince could work (I'd probably add two eggs to keep it together though as I've not done much with turkey mince.

I scrunch the foil up loosely and pack it down a short edge cos my tin is too big! If you have a small loaf tin it would be fine.

It is rather like a padded out burger, it just stretches the meat out further and has flavouring added.

greeneggsandjam Wed 06-Aug-14 12:08:02

Thank you, I will give it a go when I get all the bits together smile

I hope it works for you, its rather an evolved recipe!

annabanana19 Fri 08-Aug-14 09:29:34

We had a cheap roast last night using Iceland's frozen turkey breast which us only £3. Its moist and very tasty.

I buy a lot if meat from Iceland and we love it and so does my purse.

trappedinsuburbia Sat 09-Aug-14 23:22:40

Bells mince round can usually find for a quid, is on ds's fav dinner list.
I buy a roast beef joint for about 12 in asda, cut in half and freeze one. Roast beef on sunday, fry with onions and mushrooms next day for fajitas with salad and wraps and if more left overs then fry with mushrooms/onions again and serve with chips/broccoli.
I always fry in soy sauce for good flavour and if your plentiful with the other stuff then half the joint can last 3 nights (although im getting a bit fed up of it by then).

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