Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Savoury mince update

Thanks to a few comments (many thanks), I have more to add.

1.  Top it in some way - crumble topping, mashed potato, mashed root veg, etc.

2.  Use it to fill a pie

3.  Use it as a bolognaise mixture with spaghetti or pasta.

4.  Add some chilli and some kidney beans to make a con carne.

5.  Use a bit of my bread dough and make a (sort of) calzone.

6.  Top a pizza base and sprinkle cheese over the top before baking.

7.  Add a curry sauce or paste (and more veg).

8.  It might make a ravioli filling, especially if I reduce it down a bit more

9.  Lasagne!  I have to use my new small lasagne dish.  They are so hard to find - most little dishes don't have high enough sides.

10.  Cannelloni.

11.  Jacket potato filling.

12.  Sloppy Joe - which I had to look up.  It's using the mince to fill a burger bun.

13.  Slacken it with passata or stock, add more veg and make a soup.

14.  Fill a wrap or pitta.

15:  Tosted sarnie filling.

I'm sure there are more ideas - keep them coming!


  1. Man Wonderful says Stuffed Peppers, maybe with some cooked rice added?

  2. Another good one, thanks, Tracey! Or stuffed beef tomatoes perhaps.
    J x

  3. I do a sort of quick cheats lasagne sometimes.....cook some pasta spirals and make a cheese sauce. Stir the pasta and half the cheese sauce through the cooked mince in a deep dish, pour over the remaining sauce, top with breadcrumbs and grated cheese and bake in hot oven for 20-25 mins.

  4. Did you see Rick Stein in Albania he made a topping from Greek yoghurt eggs and white sauce to cover a lamb dish but I see no reason it would not work over savoury mince

  5. I'm behind with responding to comments, so sorry.
    Sooze, That works well, doesn't it and, as you say, a bit easier. When in a hurry it's a good substitute.
    Diane, no, I didn't.I must look that up, thanks.