Did you cook too much bolognese, or is your freezer full of mince meat just waiting to be turned into a delicious dinner? Here are some ideas to make use of any leftover mince.
Get the recipe: Family Nachos Tray Bake
A bit of taco seasoning does wonders for leftover mince meat. Classics like tacos and nachos start with some mince, as do the options you might not have thought of below:
Whether it be leftover mince or mince in the freezer, making burger patties is a fantastic idea. Making burger patties is especially good when you don't have a full packet of mince leftover, because you can make a few patties and stretch the meal further with filling burger toppings like eggs or avocado.
Try one of these burger recipes:
Meatballs or nuggets
Get the recipe: Korma Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Cups
Making delicious meatballs and nuggets can be a great dinner-in-a-dash idea. Serve your nuggets with a side of veggies, or stir your meatballs through hearty pasta. Meatballs are a great way to use up the leftover mince, but if there are more than you need for one meal, they make for a great lunch the next day.
Try one of these meatball or nugget recipes:
- One-pan Meatball Parmigiana
- Chicken Meatballs in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- Sweet Potato, Chicken and Couscous Nuggets
Get the recipe: Easy Family Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Mash
When you just want a mince recipe that you can simply throw in a pan, with no need to shape dainty meatballs or patties. Shepherd's pie is that recipe! Brown up that mince with vegetables and top with beautiful cheesy mash. Related: Click here for the best way to brown mince meat.
Get the recipe: Cheat's Frypan Lasagne
When you have leftover or unused mince, especially if it's Bolognese, make a big tray of lasagne. Lasagne is a great family dinner idea, it goes down a treat at dinner parties, and a tray of lasagne can make a great gift to someone in need. This Cheat's Frypan Lasagne uses leftover Bolognese and a quick cheese sauce for lasagne in a jiffy.
Try these lasagne recipes: