Mince is the go-to for family dinners for many families around Australia. It’s budget-friendly, and versatile. The options of meals you can make with mince are endless!
What’s for dinner? We hear this question so often, and it can be exhausting. The best way to beat the dinnertime blues if to have a bunch of recipes up your sleeves, and mince in the freezer. You can pull it out and turn it into a delicious dinner in no time.
Most of the recipes below us beef mince, but you can always switch it out for whatever mince you have on hand. Chicken mince is versatile and picks up flavours really well, especially if you’re cooking an Asian-inspired dish. Lamb is fattier, generally, and packed with flavour.
DELICIOUS MEALS YOU CAN MAKE WITH MINCE
All the best recipes are ones that Grandma used to make, and this one is just that. MoM Member Mel shares this recipe for cheesy mince bake that is super budget-friendly. Mel adds, “You could substitute the beef mince for lamb or chicken, if you prefer.”
Ikea is famous for their delicious meatballs, and now you can make them at home. Made with a mix of beef and pork mince (you can make with just beef mince if that’s what you have). They’re sure to be a firm family favourite.
Chicken mince makes for a really light dinner, and they take on whatever flavour you add to them. This one is for the more adventurous eaters, and also one that adults will love.
Have you ever made a lasagne from scratch? You can really taste the deliciousness and the love that’s put into it. This traditional beef lasagne will be requested over and over again after one try. You’ve been warned!
With just six ingredients, this simple meatball recipe is one that you can make with ease, and will be on high rotation for dinners for your family.
Our MoM Member who shared this easy savoury mince recipe suggests that this is a great base to other recipes, “Serve with polenta, as a base for shepherd’s pie, in baked potatoes or on its own! A great way to get veggies into the kids, my son loves this!”
This tasty twist on a standard savoury mince will have the family slurping up their mince-y noodles with glee. With loads of vegetables, bacon and flat noodles, Barmi Mince is a delicious meal for the whole family.
Our MoM Member has shared this recipe that she promises everyone will love, “These mouthwatering bites are sweet and savoury, tangy, fresh, zesty and crunchy – all at once!” San Choy Bow is traditionally mince in lettuce cups. This recipe is a total winner!
Buy mince in bulk and cook up a few batches of this delicious recipe. It makes a great bolognese, pasta bake, lasagne and even toppings for baked potatoes.
This Indian Spiced Chicken recipe packs a punch of flavour, and will quickly become a favourite among the adults. Throw it in the slow cooker for a delicious dinner.
Our member Blondie, has shared her family favourite recipe with us. She says, “A super quick and easy asian dish to create when in a hurry!” Serve with rice for a filling meal.
This is a super quick and easy dinner idea, and your family can make changes to suit what flavours they like! Want loads of gooey cheese? Throw it on top. If you haven’t tried mince pizza, now is the time!
If your family wants to switch up taco night, this is a great way to do it. Chilli dogs are a fun way to switch up taco mince with the same delicious flavours.
What’s your favourite recipe using mince? We’d love to try it!