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Dinner tonight - using up taco mince.

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whiteiris Sat 27-Jun-15 04:02:57

Well not many of you in the UK will be up before it's time for me to start preparing dinner here in Australia, but thought I'd ask anyway.

I want to use up some leftover taco mince for dinner tonight. It's just minced beef with taco powder seasoning, onion and tomato paste.

I'm thinking of chucking it in a saucepan with a chopped up tomato and some grated carrot, then mixing through some cooked pasta, putting it all in a baking dish and topping with cheese then baking in oven.

Does this sound workable, and are there any ideas to make it better?

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sat 27-Jun-15 04:24:50

I've used taco meat with passata or tinned tomatoes to make bolognaise, guess y could add gravy and veggies for shepherds pie too. I'm in Texas, don't tell anyone I ever adulterate leftover taco meat, people take tacos very seriously here....

whiteiris Sat 27-Jun-15 05:08:12

Haha thank you smile

Out2pasture Sat 27-Jun-15 05:56:41

Recently used mine up by adding in coarsely chopped red and orange peppers and a fennel bulb that was previously chopped and browned. the meal was very well received. sprinkled with cheddar cheese on top. If you have access to the small sweet peppers, I stuff them with the taco mix, again grated cheese on top, place the peppers upright in a deep soup bowl with a little water and pop them into the microwave until the peppers are cooked and cheese melted (so a low setting for a slightly longer period). serve with rice that is cooked with anaise seeds

whiteiris Sat 27-Jun-15 10:46:19

Thanks for the ideas. I ended up doing it as planned with cauliflower chopped in as well. It tasted decent enough for a use-up-scraps meal. The toddler loved it and had thirds.

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