Inspired by Kate’s Beef And Veggie Triangles some time ago, I have found a great way to use up left over meat and make it into a meal that the kids love. I tend to forget to photograph the food before I serve it, hence you see only 2 of the 16 triangles that I made above.
In Kate’s original recipe, you make up the beef filling to go into the puff pastry, I have just replaced that with the meat that we have left over from previous meals. Last week we had people in and out for dinner, so had meat left over from spaghetti bolognaise and from tacos. Instead of cooking the planned meal on Sunday night, we used up the left over meat to make beef triangles.
Left Over Mince Recipe
- 4 – 6 sheets puff pastry
- Left over meat or other mixture that will make a tasty meal with puff pastry!
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Remove pastry from freezer and separate to defrost.
- Just before you want to place the meat mixture onto the pastry, heat the left over meat mixture in the microwave to a warm temperature. (I have found that if you place the meat in too cold, then the pastry cooks but the centre of the filling is not heated through.)
- Cut the pastry sheet into four squares.
- Place heated left over meat mixture onto one side of the square, allowing room to fold square over and seal edges.
- Fold pastry into a triangle and use a fork to seal edges of the pastry.
- When I am using more than one type of filling, I make distinctive prick marks with a fork, so we can tell the difference between the Taco and Bolognaise filling.
- Place the triangles onto a tray and place in the oven.
- Cook for approx 15 minutes or until the pastry has “puffed” and is golden brown.
To add some nutrition to the meal, I serve it up with veggie sticks (capsicum, carrot, cucumber, celery) and some homemade salsa. This is a favourite meal with the kids and they request it regardless of whether there is left overs or not. Thanks Kate for the inspiration!
Do you have a favourite Left Over Mince Recipe?
Family Menu Plan For The Week
Baking: Anzac Biscuits
Monday: Pumpkin Soup
Tuesday: Tomato and Basil Gnocchi
Wednesday: Zucchini Slice
Thursday: Beef Stir Fry with Asian Greens
Friday: Left Overs
Saturday: Home Made Hamburgers And Salad
If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you might like to use The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. With the menu planner you can select your meals for the week and print our your own shopping list.