Make the Most out of Mince

Mince is such a versatile product so make the most of your mince and make a multitude of meals! This month we’re munching on all things mince, so check out our range of minced meat on our Eat Mince page. You can also check out the handy guide to mince meals from Scotch Beef & Lamb. Not only can you choose to make a range of different dishes with mince, but you can choose what type of mince you make them with too. Most people stick with traditional beef mince, but you can also try minced pork, lamb, turkey breast or even veal.

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Mince is pretty easy and quick to cook with, which is what makes it so suitable for using as an ingredient in a variety of recipes. However, you must always be careful to cook minced meat through properly because mince can actually be more susceptible to food poisoning than regular cuts of meat if not cooked correctly. Mince is easy to cook in a frying pan, but always make sure the meat has turned completely brown and the juices run clear before consuming.

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As part of our month celebrating our fantastic mince products, we thought we’d feature a couple of our easy mince recipes too. Meatballs are a simple and fun way to feed the family, but again, you don’t always have to use beef mince. Our quick meatball recipe uses minced lamb instead and is very simple to follow:

  1. Mix together 450g of minced lamb, 2tbspn tomato puree, 1tbspn of chopped parsley and 8 chopped sun dried tomatoes and shape into 12-15 meatballs
  2. Fry 100g of back bacon, 1 diced onion, 1 diced carrot, 1 chopped celery stick and 1 garlic clove crushed in a frying pan for around 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 can (400ml) of tinned tomatoes and 150ml of passata or creamed tomatoes into the frying pan and stir in. Add the meatballs to the sauce and leave simmering for 25 minutes. Make sure the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  4. Serve with spaghetti and season with chopped parsley, basil and pepper.

 

This should only take you about half an hour and then you’ll have a filling meal to quieten the kids with or a tasty dish to finish off in front of the telly. It just shows you how easy it is to cook with mince and how far it will go.

 

So, get cooking with minced meat, whether it’s regular beef, lamb or the more adventurous British Rose veal, and share your recipes with us this Mince Month!

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