Left Over Mince Recipe

left over taco parcelsInspired 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.

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 parcels or triangles.

Left Over Mince Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 sheets puff pastry
  • Left over meat or other mixture that will make a tasty meal with puff pastry
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Remove pastry from freezer and separate to defrost.
  3. 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.)
  4. Cut the pastry sheet into four squares.
  5. Place heated left over meat mixture onto one side of the square, allowing room to fold square over and seal edges.
    Left -Over  Meat Bolognaise
  6. Fold pastry into a triangle and use a fork to seal edges of the pastry.
  7. 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.
    Left Over Meat Triangles Taco
  8. Place the triangles onto a tray, give a light coat of egg with a brush and place in the oven.
  9. 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?

Left Over Mince Recipe
 
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Recipe type: beef
Ingredients:
  • 4 - 6 sheets puff pastry
  • Left over meat or other mixture that will make a tasty meal with puff pastry!
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Remove pastry from freezer and separate to defrost.
  3. 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.)
  4. Cut the pastry sheet into four squares.
  5. Place heated left over meat mixture onto one side of the square, allowing room to fold square over and seal edges.
  6. Fold pastry into a triangle and use a fork to seal edges of the pastry.
  7. 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.
  8. Place the triangles onto a tray and place in the oven.
  9. Cook for approx 15 minutes or until the pastry has "puffed" and is golden brown.
  10. 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.

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

Sunday: Chicken Schnitzel and Steamed Vegetables

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.

Free Menu Planner
For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.

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Comments

  1. says

    Great idea on using leftover meat. I always have extra meat after a meal. I think I will be adding this to our menu.