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One pot meals with mince: Mince and any vegetables on hand can be cooked up in one pot and flavoured according to your tastes.  Options I use include soy sauce, herbs or curry powder.  A packet 'ten minute pasta' meal stirred into the meal makes a tasty change of flavour. 
 
Curried mince and rice is a favourite.  
 
Rissoles can be cooked outside on a barbecue or in the fry pan in the caravan.  See a tasty variation Curry and Rice Rissoles
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More easy treats if you have an oven or are skilled with a camp oven
This easy to make Savoury Roll looks special and tastes delicious.  Recipe courtesy Ian and Mary from Caravanners Forum
 
This recipe is particularly quick and easy as there is no pre-cooking of the ingredients which are mixed raw and baked in the oven in the pastry roll.
 
Recipe below is for two or three people.  Doubling the recipe and making two rolls will feed a family or guests.
 
Ingredients
350 grams premium or low fat mince
1 small onion, finely diced
1 small carrot, grated
1 egg, beaten (can be left out if you do not have eggs)
Salt and pepper and any other chosen seasoning to taste #
2 tablespoons rolled oats
teaspoon beef stock powder
 
Also
1 sheet puff pastry (I prefer Black and Gold to brand names as sheets are finer)
cup grated cheese, low fat preferred

Method
Mix the first group of ingredients and spread out onto a defrosted sheet of pastry.  Sprinkle with grated cheese.  Form into a roll.  Slash diagonally to let out the steam.  I cut through the top of the roll before cooking to make it easy to serve. 
 
Cooking
Bake for one hour in oven set at 180 to 200 c for one and a half hours or until pastry is brown and crisp. 
 

Options

         Vegetarians can use grated vegetables and cheese
        Serve with salad
         or hot vegetables according to choice and availability
        A liberal amount of grated zucchini can be used in place of carrot  

 #         Flavouring can be; mixed herbs, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, curry power, Tandoori paste, flavour sachets from two packets of two minute moodles or what ever your imagination chooses. 

 

 

 

Photos above taken in my home kitchen, not in the caravan
Meals browned in the oven such as lasagne or shepherds pie (mince topped with mashed potato).  These need a little more time than quick stove top meals. 

Baked mince with vegetables

 

Another way to cook with mince and vegetables in one dish if you have an oven

 

Ingredients

Sliced vegetables such as selection of pumpkin, marrow, potato, zucchini

500 gms premium or low fat mince

One onion finely diced

One grated carrot

One cup grated zucchini (substitute sweet potato, pumpkin or potato)

One diced red capsicum

3 tablespoons rolled oats

Half a jar of Salsa hot or mild

             or desired spices

One cup grated tasty cheese for topping

 

Method

Lined greased lasagne dish with sliced vegetables.  

 

Mix remainder of ingredients except cheese and press down well onto the sliced vegetables.  Top with grated cheese. 

 

Cooking

Cover with alfoil to avoid burning the topping and bake in a moderate oven for one and a half hours. 

Beef and vegetable pie

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (or flavouring such as curry paste, salsa or herbs to suit family tastes)

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1 onion, finely chopped

500 grams premium or low fat beef mince

1 carrot, grated

1 zucchini, grated, or substitute other vegetables as available

cup peas or beans, fresh or frozen

2 tablespoons oatmeal

2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

 

Method

Line a lightly oiled pie dish with one sheet of pastry, leaving the second for the top of the pie. 

Mix all other ingredients well and press into the pastry lined pie dish.  Place second pastry sheet over the top and slash to allow steam to escape.  Trim edges. 

 

Cooking

Bake 180 to 200 for and hour to hour and a half to ensure meat is cooked through. Place a sheet of alfoil over the pie if pastry is browning to quickly. 

 

Options

        A hearty beef pie using coarse mince and finely chopped onion, oatmeal, but without the vegetable ingredients.  Flavour with a cup of instant soup or curry paste. 

         Mince and finely chopped onion with a pinch of mixed herbs.  Press into pastry case and pour over half a cup of mixed Gravox using one teaspoon Gravox power. 

         Add a little chilli sauce and a can of baked beans.

         Substitute vegetables can include diced tomatoes and/or sliced mushrooms

 

 

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More ideas for cooking with mince

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Ingredients

300 - 400 grams premium or low fat mince, or more if for a family

1 - 2 cups boiled white rice use approximately the same volume as the mince

1 egg (or 1 teaspoon egg substitute powder)

1 heaped teaspoon curry paste, or curry powder (I used Tandoori paste)

Flour for coating

 

Gravy

10 fresh mushrooms

1 packet Cream of Mushroom instant cup soup

 

Method

Mix ingredients together thoroughly

Take spoonfuls and form into balls, roll in flour and flatten to approximately one centimetre thick

 

Gravy

Slice mushrooms and fry in a little oil

Add one cup of boiling water to soup powder and stir

Pour over mushroom in frypan and stir until gravy thickens

 

Cooking

Cook until browned (approximately 20 minutes on slow heat to allow the meat to cook right through) on a barbecue plate, frypan or electric grill.

 

Options

  Add 1 small onion finely chopped, when mixing

  While any gravy is nice with these rissoles, they can be served without, or with tomato sauce.

  Serve with hot vegetables of your choice or salad.  

 

Variation

Meatballs from the same mixture can be cooked in tomato soup, or your chosen flavour of packet or canned soup, in a casserole or camp oven. 

Curry and Rice Rissoles with Mushroom Gravy

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