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10 ways with mince

10 ways with mince

Mince is a versatile and cheap meat, making it a popular choice when preparing the family meal.

Here are ten ways you can use mince:

Tomato and mince pies

A simple, easy and cost effective mid-week meal.


Potato and mince bake

An exciting variation on the traditional shepherd’s pie, is the ideal winter warmer.


Classic mince on toast

This recipe serves eight or perhaps 10 on toast. We recommend you make a bigger batch and freeze what you don’t need for next time.

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Beef mince nachos

2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, finely diced500g beef mince2 x 400g cans whole tomatoes2 tbsp tomato paste¼ tsp chilli powderSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 large packet of plain corn chips½


Bolognaise pies

Ready in 1 hour and 20 minutes, serves 6. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil; 1 large onion, chopped; 4 cloves garlic, chopped…

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Beef bolognaise

Don’t even attempt to make this with beef mince. Ask your butcher for good quality stewing cuts or take the time to cut the meat yourself with a knife.

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Italian meatballs in tomato sauce

A family favourite – serve it with hot sauce for adults and leave as is for the children.

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Wendyl Nissen’s crisp rissoles recipe

Get the frying pan out and give these deliciously satisfying meat patties with tasty gravy a go.

Wendyl Nissen’s Pantry

Quick lasagne

This original recipe put the raw ingredients in the pasta before baking. We decided to make a traditional cooked sauce and also added extra herbs.


Roll-along meatloaf

This meatloaf is super tasty. The filling helps the home cook make the meat go so much further and it is great reheated on the second day.


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