Ways of making good use of mince

2015-04-30 14:52

MINCE - also known as ground beef, pork, lamb or ostrich, is a staple meat in many households across South Africa.

It’s easy to cook, goes a long way and is a firm family favourite.

Throw in the fact that it freezes well and can be used in a multitude of different ways, it’s one of the most underrated ingredients out there.

Are you stuck for ideas when you put mince in your trolley? Here are meals ideas for inspiration:

• Spaghetti Bolognaise – Spag Bol. Add a generous handful of Parmesan and serve with a green salad for ultimate home-made happiness.

• Cottage Pie pots – these little individual servings are great to make in advance. In breaking with tradition, sweet potato is used for the topping – giving the dish a lower GI and lower carb content. Banting thumbs up.

• Moussaka – a traditional Greek aubergine­ and mince bake. A must-try.

• Burgers – if you don’t like or eat burgers, I’m not quite sure what to say to you.

• Chilli Con Carne – also known simply­ as “chilli” in the U.S. This hearty mince stew is great for winter evenings. Take leftovers to work for lunch and your colleagues will be begging you to share.

• Lamb kofta on rosemary skewers – another Greek favourite. These little kebabs are great for entertaining, served with some home-made tzatziki.

• Meatballs – no introduction needed.

- Food24

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