Mince Ideas

With the introduction of our bulk mince packs, here is a list of our favourite ways to use our mince in a wholesome family meal.

  • Spaghetti Bolognese. We love to add a heap of hidden veg like carrot, kale, and peas, and then we love to add some bacon or ham, served with a side of curly fettuccini
  • Rissoles. Onion, carrot, zucchini, silver beet, egg, breadcrumbs, blend together, roll in more breadcrumbs, straight to the BBQ
  • Koftas. same as rissoles but add a bit of Marocan spice, give a bit of extra blender time and put on a stick.
  • Pies. All the hidden veg, pumpkin is great in this, with some gravy, family pie dish (because who’s got time for individual pies??) puff pastry, oven
  • Sausage rolls. All the hidden veg, bread crumbs, roll in puff pastry. Need to make a big batch because they wont last long!
  • Tacos. We just get a kit from the supermarket, coupled with some extra wraps. Its messy fun that gets the kids involved with their dinner prep.
  • Nachos. Another kiddy fave, and literally so quick!
  • Lasagne. Make a big batch and you’re set for lunch the next day. In our house you need to have an early lunch to get any lol

The Australian Beef website has a heap more recipies designed by actual chefs, check it out here http://www.australianbeef.com.au/collections/beef-mince-recipes/

Apricot Beef

I love to cook! Sometimes I nail it, sometimes I don’t, but this apricot beef recipe was a definite win that I just have to share!

Ingredients:

  • 600g of beef. I used some of our sausages but any cut is great.
  • 2 handfuls of deseeded apricots. Mine were homegrown and put in the freezer, apricot jam or canned apricots would be a good alternative.
  • some cut up veggies. I used a carrot, kale, and onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • Rice to serve. It’s also great with mashed spuds or cous cous

Brown the meat for a few minutes, add all other ingredients except the rice and let simmer. Cook the rice while the rest is cooking. Its literally that easy.

This is great combination to slow cook with a cut such as chuck or osso bucco. The process of slow cooking will make these cuts so tender they fall apart. Yum! My mouth is watering as I write this, I’m so glad I have more apricots in the freezer to make this again!

Our Sausages

These are not your average snags. While we love playing around with recipes a few things remain.

Firstly we don’t use preservatives. This means a reduced shelf life so simply freeze until you need them.

Secondly our sausages are gluten free. Most sausages have a filler to hold moisture when cooked so make sure you don’t overcook and lose all the moisture.

We use traditional hog casings. This allows the sausage to ‘breathe’ and the flavours of smoking or cooking can permeate the sausage.

We love playing with recipes. This round we are doing rosemary and mustard, and sundried tomato and feta. My mouth is watering as I write this! We’ve also added some carrot, celery and kale to add nutrients and a subtle flavour enhancement. Great for fussy kids or for a camping trip.

Got a request? Let us know if you have a flavour you love and we’ll see if we can make it!