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what can I do with mince that isn't bolognese or chilli con carne?

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kitkat9 Thu 24-Jul-08 15:32:34

I have no potatoes btw

mince is defrosting but I don't really have any inspiring thoughts about it...

any ideas?

be good if it could also feed ds(4) and dd 18m!

TartanKnickers Thu 24-Jul-08 15:33:40

make it into burgers?

witchandchips Thu 24-Jul-08 15:33:57


witchandchips Thu 24-Jul-08 15:34:56

tacos or fajitas?

nappyaddict Thu 24-Jul-08 15:35:21

i am having keema mince with peas tonight.

roquefort Thu 24-Jul-08 15:35:25

Meatballs, cottage pie, lasagne, chilli con carne

thebecster Thu 24-Jul-08 15:35:45

mince & onions

Shame about the no potatoes, shepherds pie, and meat & potato pie are both lovely with mince too...

kitkat9 Thu 24-Jul-08 15:37:52

I know, quite fancy cottage pie. Suppose I could go and get potatoes...

nappyaddict, wha is keema mince?

Lemontart Thu 24-Jul-08 15:40:34

spicy meatballs with spag/pasta

squidged on kebab sticks with seasoning and flavours of choice. Under grill if can’t be bothered with a BBQ
(I chill mine after squidging. Seems to make the meat stick to the sticks better)

Pasta bake is yummy. Bolognese mince on the bottom, make a fast cheese/white sauce, stir in pre cooked pasta. Pour over the mince. Add breadcrumbs/grated cheese to the top

Cottage pie with carrot/parsnip mash on the top instead of potatoes is a nice change - honest!

Got any filo pastry in the freezer? Quick pie with mince on the bottom of an oven dish and filo on the top

oh the joys of mince.. I could go on and on and on grin

nappyaddict Thu 24-Jul-08 15:53:59

keema is just another word for mince i think. It's very easy to make.

Fry 2 medium chopped up onions. Add 1 clove of minced garlic. Add 1-1.5lb mince. Add 1 teaspoon of ginger, 1 tablespoon of cloves, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric, 1.5 teaspoon of coriander, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of chilli powder, 1 tablespoon of garam masala and pepper to taste. Stir on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add 1/3 mug of water. Cover and cook on low/medium heat until mince is almost dry. Add 1 can of tomatoes. Increase heat and fry for several minutes. Add peas and 2 diced potatoes and 5 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook until the peas and potatoes are done.

sakurarose39 Thu 24-Jul-08 15:55:17

keema curry recipe eat with naan. Yum!

kitkat9 Thu 24-Jul-08 15:55:30

that sounds fantstic - think I could do it in he slow cooker?

Hannah81 Thu 24-Jul-08 15:56:24

i was gonna say burgers too - you can add all sorts of veg to home made burgers, onions, carrots, courgettes, peppers, you name it, and it can be hidden in burgers - great for kids who dont like veg.

nappyaddict Thu 24-Jul-08 16:04:18

i don't see why not kitkat.

BrownSuga Thu 24-Jul-08 16:17:51

this is super easy, not too spicy, very tasty

spiced beef (serve with pilaf rice normally)

500g beef mince
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/4 cup water
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2/3 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves chopped

Cook beef until browned, add curry powder until frgrant. Stir in sauce, water etc..... until peas are soft and heated through. Serve on pilaf rice with chopped coriander on top.

Here's the rice too

1 small brown onion, slice thinly
1 clove garlic, crush
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp caraway seeds
1/8 tsp ground tumeric
1 cup basmati rice
2 cups chicken stock (500ml)
2 tbsps currants

Fry onion, garlic, seeds and tumeric until onion softens, in a tbsp of ghee (or olive oil).
Add rice stir until coated. Stir in stock, bring to boil. Reduce heat to minimum, cook covered 12 minutes. Remove from heat, stand for 5 mins, stir in currants.

womblingalong Thu 24-Jul-08 16:19:53

keema will be great in a slow cooker, as it helps to meld the flavours beautifully

princessofpower Thu 24-Jul-08 16:23:35

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missmama Thu 24-Jul-08 16:25:07


You could have it like shepards pie but with pastry on top.

bundle Thu 24-Jul-08 16:26:44

oh yes I got a lovely keema recipe from MI once

nappyaddict Thu 24-Jul-08 16:44:17

i sometimes put a couple of squares of choc in my keema.

kitkat9 Thu 24-Jul-08 16:55:49

fab ideas, thanks everyone. Am going with the keema, that's right up my street!


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