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Mince

There are two packets of mince in our fridge that are on the turn (is that the expression?) so I want to make something nice for my fella's tea with it - because I'm nice like that ;)

Something that's easily made with the average ingredients (i.e. we have the usual suspect ingredients but nothing hugely obscure) and not too challenging... but isn't spag bol or chilli because they aren't obscure enough. Also something that doesn't take hours because I haven't got hours to make it.

Thanks in advance to all the chef-type people :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What about Baked Ziti ? Granted you might not have all the specialist cheese in your chiller but you could improvise. Baked ziti with sour cream is lush :yum:

    I can understand why its Carmella Sopranos favourite dish :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well okay, sounds good. WHAT IS IT?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not like you drive a hard bargain or anything :p

    My granny makes a lovely meatball dish - mince, diced onion that has been pre-cooked, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, basil, seasoning (I think that's it). Bind it all together, stick in the fridge and forget about it for a bit. Make the balls, simmer them in some tomato sauce (she browns them first, but my nonna isn't exactly health conscious when it comes to those meatballs :lol: ) and the sauce thickens up enough and they're lovely served alone, or with a vegetable salad.

    Chilling and cooking time can take a while, but preparation time is quite short.

    Or if you have some veg like peppers - stuffed with mince or something? Never tried it myself, maybe you could be the lab rat ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ziti:

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    Looks a little like pasta al forno and easy to do

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baked_ziti :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to love peppers stuffed with mince and rice when I ate meat, that's a distinct possibility as I have peppers and mushrooms which are stuffable. The meatballs sound perfect and like something he'd love but I won't have time to prep, leave and then cook them as it'll have to be done and dusted by 5.

    Are dumplings easily made? How the hell are they made?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Baked Ziti Recipe

    Like I said you might not have all the ingredients, but you can get away with imprevising with what you have.

    A dont forget I love baked ziti and am just around the corner ;)

    :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sheperd's pie?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What about home-made burgers? They are well nice and arent as unhealthy as fast-food bought ones. You can get a great spice pack from Asda with garlic, chilli and lemongrass which will make your burgers taste great. Just add an egg to the mince and spices then shape into burgers.

    Ronald McDonald would be turning in his grave if he could see such healthy burgers :D

    Here are some other ideas
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Calvin wrote: »
    What about home-made burgers? They are well nice and arent as unhealthy as fast-food bought ones. You can get a great spice pack from Asda with garlic, chilli and lemongrass which will make your burgers taste great. Just add an egg to the mince and spices then shape into burgers.

    Ronald McDonald would be turning in his grave if he could see such healthy burgers :D

    Can you come and cook me dinner one night?

    I do all sorts of stuff with mince. Stuffing something like peppers is quick and easy, but I highly recommend the meatballs option-slightly more complicated but really tasty.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Acrobat wrote: »
    Can you come and cook me dinner one night?

    That can be arranged. My rates are very reasonable :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Calvin wrote: »
    That can be arranged. My rates are very reasonable :p

    What do you consider reasonable? :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Acrobat wrote: »
    What do you consider reasonable? :p

    A private helicopter to Oxford ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Calvin wrote: »
    A private helicopter to Oxford ;)

    I don't know if you're worth quite that much :razz:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1983 wrote: »
    Sheperd's pie?

    Ha, this is totally what is in the oven right now :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    home made burgers :yum:
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,286 Skive's The Limit
    Keema curry.
    Chili
    Mince pasta bake.
    Burritos

    Also when making shepard/ cottage pies I always find packaged mince to be pretty poor compared to that you can make yourself from the left overs of a roast beef/lamb dinner. Just get your left over meatr and stuff it in your mincer with a few bread crusts. :yum:
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