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Mincemeat is one of the cheapest and easiest types of meats to cook. It doesn’t take a lot of time to cook and this makes it the best meat to cook when you are in a hurry. Below are some of the best mincemeat recipes which you can try out from the comfort of your house. When making mincemeat recipes, make sure that the mincemeat is completely defrosted. This is because if it’s not completely defrosted, it will take a longer period of time to cook.

Mincemeat with soup

The recipe below is actually one of the easiest and most delicious recipes for mincemeat. You can serve it for breakfast, rice, pasta or potatoes. The recipe below serves about 3 to 4 people but you can double the ingredients if you are cooking for more people.

Ingredients

  • 500g mincemeat
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • Oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium sized green pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Royco or your favourite soup powder (optional)

Method

Step 1

Start by taking a pan then add oil which is just enough for cooking the mincemeat. Place it on a stove that is switched on between medium and low heat.

Step 2

Once the oil has heated up, take your finely chopped garlic and add it to the pot. Give it a stir for roughly 10 seconds then add in your 500g of mincemeat together with the salt and black pepper. Mix all the ingredients together and break any lumps in your mincemeat. Cook the mincemeat until it starts to brown

Step 3

When the mincemeat has browned up, the next step is to take your chopped onions and place them inside. Continuously stir the onions until they are done. This can take you about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Once the onions are ready, add the chopped tomatoes and stir them until they are done. This could also take you about 2 to 3 minutes. When your tomatoes are done add the green pepper and then add royco or any soup powder that you like. If you do not enjoy the taste of soup powders then just add a little bit of water and omit the soup powder from your recipe.

Step 5

After adding water, stir all the ingredients and let them simmer for 2 minutes before serving them. You can serve this type of mincemeat with sadza, rice, bread, potatoes or even spaghetti.

Sautéed mincemeat and kale vegetables

This is also another mincemeat recipe which is very easy and budget friendly. If you do not have kale you can use other leafy green vegetables like covo. It tastes and looks almost the same as kale therefore it will make a decent substitute.

Ingredients

  • 500g mincemeat
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/3 green pepper
  • 1/3 yellow pepper
  • 1/3 red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 leaves of kale vegetables

Method

Step 1

When making this mincemeat recipe, the first thing that you need to do is to take a pan and place it on a stove that is turned on to medium heat. When the oil has heated up add the chopped onions, yellow pepper, green pepper and red pepper. Sauté them for about 5 minutes or until they are done.

Step 2

Once you have sautéed all the ingredients the next thing is to add the mincemeat and also sauté it for a few minutes until it has browned.

Step 3

When the mincemeat has browned, the next thing is to take the kale which you would have cut into small pieces and add it to the pan. Sauté the kale for a few minutes until it has wilted. You should also add the salt and pepper at this stage. This will help to add flavour to your dish.

Step 4

When the mincemeat and kale vegetables are ready, serve them with sadza, sadza rezviyo or sadza remhunga.

Meatballs

Making meatballs using mincemeat is another recipe which you should try. It is very easy to make and it will take you a short time to prepare. The recipe below serves 3 people but you can always double the ingredients if you are cooking for more than 3 people.

Ingredients

  • 400g mincemeat
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup of minced onions
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of water

Method

Step 1

When making this mincemeat recipe of meatballs you need to start by preheating the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Step 2

The next step is to take a bowl and add the breadcrumbs, water, salt, pepper and egg. Mix all these ingredients together then add the mincemeat. Use your hands to mix the mincemeat with all the other ingredients, so make sure your hands are clean.

Step 3

Once all the ingredients are mixed together, the next step is to use a tablespoon or your hands to shape the meatballs. The meatballs should be approximately 1 inch in diameter.

Step 4

Take a baking sheet and place a wire rack inside. Line your meatballs on top of the wire rack then place them inside the oven. Let them cook for about 25 to 30 minutes in the oven.

Step 5

When the meatballs are ready take them out of the oven. You can also use a thermometer to check if your meatballs are ready. If the meatballs have an internal temperature of 74 degrees Celsius then this means that they are ready to be served. You can serve meatballs with spaghetti or you can just eat them as a snack and serve them with sauces like bbq sauce, sweet chilli or sweet n sour sauce.

Conclusion

Mincemeat is one of those budget friendly type of meats. It is very easy to cook and you can serve it with almost anything. The mincemeat recipes stated in this article are also budget friendly so do not be scared to try them out. You can also add some of your favourite spices when making these recipes. They will help to elevate the flavour of the mincemeat.

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