Beyond the Burger: Creative Ways to Use Beef Mince in Your Meals

In this blog, we'll explore creative ways to use premium beef mince in your meals, putting a fun spin on classic recipes and highlighting the cost-effectiveness and value that you can get with Mince.
  1. Homemade Burger Patties (but with a Twist)
Let's kick things off with a burger, but not just any burger. Make your burger night a memorable family event by crafting your own burger patties at home with a burger smasher. Get the kids involved and experiment with different flavours and toppings. Try adding unexpected ingredients like caramelized onions, mushrooms, or even mac 'n' cheese as toppings for an exciting twist.
Re-creating your go-to burger takeaways, such as the classic Big Mac is also something fun to try! Or using these patties in a Burger Bowl for a low-carb alternative.
  1. Savoury Meatballs
Meatballs are a crowd-pleaser that can be served in various ways. Whether you prefer classic spaghetti and meatballs or want to explore international flavours like Swedish meatballs or re-creating a Meatball Sub, they're simple to make and can be prepared in large batches, making them perfect for freezing and reheating. They’re a no-brainer when it comes to whipping up quick and tasty meal for the kids to devour in just minutes!
  1. Make a Mexican night out of it!
Transform your ground beef into a Tex-Mex delight and welcome tacos and burritos to the weekday meal rotation. Season the mince with your favourite taco seasoning and serve it in crispy taco shells or soft tortillas. Top them with fresh salsa, guacamole, and cheese for a fiesta in your mouth. Angus Beef and Bean Tortillas are our go-to!
  1. Turn Mince into Rissoles.
Rissoles are like flavour-packed beef patties with a twist. Combine ground beef with breadcrumbs, onions, and your favourite seasonings. Shape them into discs and cook them in a pan until golden brown. Serve them with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy for a hearty meal.
  1. Homemade Pies
Whether you’re opting for tasty Mince and Cheese pies or maybe a more comforting dish like Shepherd’s Pie, you’ll see Mince at the heart of both recipes. The best part? You can enjoy a good ol trusty pie, without the guilt as you know exactly what’s going in it! Tip: The Mince & Cheese Pies recipe is an excellent one to involve the kids in – making it perfect for the school holidays or weekends.
  1. Make it the hero for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Mince on Toast.
Sometimes, the best dishes are the simplest ones. Plain and simple (yet tasty) mince on toast is a classic comfort food that allows the natural flavours of ground beef to shine. Simply add salt and pepper, (or maybe some chilli or aioli if you’re feeling daring) and pop it on some toasted bread.
  1. Transport yourself to Asia and enjoy homemade Dumplings
Dumplings are a fun and delightful way to enjoy beef mince in a different culinary tradition. Create flavourful beef dumplings by combining beef mince with garlic, ginger, spring onions, mushrooms and a touch of soy sauce. Wrap this savoury mixture in dumpling wrappers and either pan-fry them for crispy bottoms or steam them for a healthier twist. Serve with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce, vinegar, and a hint of chili oil for an appetizing blend of flavours and textures. Beef dumplings are perfect for both family dinners and entertaining guests, adding a unique twist to your ground beef repertoire. Again – these are a fun recipe that the kids will love to help you make.
From meatballs to tacos to comforting pies and even homemade rissoles, there's a world of culinary adventures to explore with just one simple, versatile ingredient. Plus, when you buy mince in bulk, you can save money while treating your family to delicious, homemade meals. If you’re looking to buy in bulk, you can purchase our 8kg Premium Beef Mince box, and request how you’d like them packed – e.g. 500g packs.
So, next time you reach for that pack of beef mince, think beyond the burger and get creative in the kitchen! Whether you're making a quick weeknight dinner or letting your slow cooker do the work, beef mince can be a cost-effective, convenient and flavourful choice for your family meals.

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