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Boring Alert - Ideas for mince needed

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GoingBlankAgain Sat 22-Sep-12 17:13:31

Spag Bol
Cottage Pie

Anyone got any other ideas?

And if anyone has one of those fantastic chilli recipes, you know, the sort you get a parties and think to yourself, 'this is fantastic, much better than my jar variety', I'll have one of those too.


GoingBlankAgain Sat 22-Sep-12 17:13:50

at not 'a'

justaweeone Sat 22-Sep-12 17:16:46

Keema ,minced beef,lamb is better,curry paste ,onion ,peas,tinned toms,garlic ,ginger
Easy quick tea with some rice,nann,and bit of natural yog with some mint sauce stirred in

Allalonenow Sat 22-Sep-12 17:22:40

Spag Bol mixture used to stuff veg such as peppers or larger courgettes, add some rice to meat sauce to make it go further.
Moussaka, layer with potatoes as well as aubergine to make into a substantial dish.

Allalonenow Sat 22-Sep-12 17:24:00

Mince and dumplings, now that winter is here!

Five spice beef noodles

I have made this loads and its really nice, quick, and you can change the veg to whatever you have to hand!

forevergreek Sat 22-Sep-12 17:32:00

we make lamb meatballs with mint. then have greek ish in pitta bread with taziki/houmous, spinach and feta. with sweet potato wedges as side

milk Sat 22-Sep-12 17:37:03

Tacos!!! grin

Catsmamma Sat 22-Sep-12 17:42:02

variation of burgers is Meatballs or Koftas, same principal squish the mince with stuff and shape into large or small balls!

you can put a dod of cheese inside the meatballs and some pesto in with the mince if you are going italiano

for the koftas you can go anyway....middle easterny spices, or more indian, with a good blob of mango chutney in with the mince and onion.

runningforme Sat 22-Sep-12 17:44:34

Stuffed peppers, stuffed squash, pastiche, cannelloni (sp?), tostadas, burritos....

Titsalinabumsquash Sat 22-Sep-12 17:46:08

Get yourself the Jamie Oliver ministry of food book, there is a chapter on mine that has a nice meatloaf and mince beef Wellington in. smile

runningforme Sat 22-Sep-12 17:48:25

Beef and black bean enchiladas, meatloaf, Swedish meatballs, cottage pie with a sweet potato topping instead.....

cazzimazzi Sat 22-Sep-12 18:03:55

running - do u have the recipe for the beef and black bean enchiladas?

joshandjamie Sat 22-Sep-12 18:07:56

Bobotie- a South African dish

GoingBlankAgain Sat 22-Sep-12 18:56:59

ooh some fantastic ideas, thank you all very much

IHeartKingThistle Sat 22-Sep-12 18:59:51

The Hairy Bikers mince and dumplings from Mums Know Best is gorgeous.

runningforme Sun 23-Sep-12 01:36:04

Sure cazzimazzi, though as a concoction I came up with to stretch the mince out further, I don't have exact measurements.....

Fry off beef, then add ground cumin, couple of cloves of minced garlic, medium chopped onion, a couple of fresh tomatoes chopped,1 chopped green bell pepper, salt, pepper and ground coriander and fry until fragrant and veg is softening. Add a tin of drained black beans and cook a further 5 mins or so, the add a large handful of fresh chopped coriander.

Take off the heat and let cool slightly. meanwhile heat some oil in a small pan and fry off some cumin seeds, minced garlic and pinch of chilli powder. Add a tin of crushed tomatoes, season to taste and bring to boil.

fill flour or corn tortillas with the beef and bean mixture, roll them up and line them in a baking tray with deep sides

Pour the tomato sauce over the enchiladas and top with grated mild cheese. Pop in the oven until bubbly and serve with a green salad!

Enjoy smile

deleted203 Sun 23-Sep-12 01:45:13

I am queen of mince! Although DH rebelled when we had 'mince in the hole' I thought it was very nice.....drop balls of mince, fried onion, breadcrumbs into roasting dish for 10 mins then pour Yorkshire Pudding batter round it and cook for 40 mins or so. Grate cheese on top for last ten mins.

Also, fry mince and onion, add cooked pasta, tin of condensed tomato soup, tin of chopped tomatoes and bung in dish with tortilla chips and cheese on top for 30 mins in oven.

Cheap and cheerful!

StarryEyedMama Sun 23-Sep-12 09:14:57

Moussaka but with beef mince (layers of Aubergine and Potatoes instead of pasta)?


Teapot13 Sun 23-Sep-12 17:41:58

What about good old spaghetti and meatbals? I use Martha Stewart's online recipe (It's Dinner Tonight or Everyday Food) -- it's really easy and always turns out. I bake the meatballs on a tray in the oven rather than frying (out of laziness, not health concerns). The only thing I do differently really is I put more wine in the sauce than she suggests.

dinkystinky Sun 23-Sep-12 17:43:14

Nigella's rapid ragu with lamb mince

I do fajitas with turkey mince

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