Home cooks shares mince meal ideas besides bolognese and tacos

What can you make with all that stockpiled mince? Home cooks share the go-to meat recipes when they’ve had enough of spaghetti bolognese and tacos

  • A mum has asked others online what mince meals she can cook for her family  
  • The woman revealed her family is ‘sick’ of eating the same meals repeatedly 
  • Posting to an Australian Facebook group, other mums suggested alternatives 
  • Some recommendations included burgers, rissoles and Mexican quesadillas 

A woman has sought help on social media after revealing her family is ‘sick’ of eating tacos, bolognese and chilli con carne while in quarantine.

Posting to the Australian communal Facebook group Mums Who Cook and Bake, other mums lended a helping hand to provided the woman with alternative meals to make using mince. 

Since publishing the post online, 393 people have added their recipe suggestions, some of which included quesadillas, burgers and rissoles.

‘Looking for recipe ideas please for mince. Everyone is sick of tacos, Bolognese and chilli con carne. Many thanks,’ the mum said online

Multiple others suggested making meatballs with either beef or pork mince as the meal is perfect for larger families and can be prepared in bulk or frozen for a later date.

‘Last night I made meatballs and served it on pilaf, it was really yummy. I added some flat bread and tzatziki. Delish!’ one woman said. 

Another said she cooks her meatballs in the slow cooker to add extra flavour to the meal.

The meals you can make at home using mince meat 



Pies and sausage rolls Shepard’s Pie Taco or burrito bowl

Stuffed capsicum, eggplant or zucchini 

Loaded fries

San Choy Bow 


Chow Mein

Mexican quesadillas

Dan Dan noodles

Cottage pie 

Beef tortilla stack


Curry mince

Meatballs on skewers

Meatballs and spaghetti 

Beef mince stir fry

Mince and potato curry 

Beef and bacon pasta bake 

Source: Mums Who Cook and Bake 

Since publishing the post online, 393 people have added their meal suggestions to assist the mum with her home cooking

A third said: ‘Dan Dan noodles! Best with pork mince, but I think any mince work’.

‘I made sausage rolls last night out of mince. There are endless options,’ another woman said.

Other meal suggestions included sausage rolls, meatloaf, burrito bowls, loaded fried and stuffed peppers. 

One mum also recommended cooking with family members, especially children, to create a fun activity at home. 

How to make homemade meatballs 


1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup fine fresh breadcrumbs

1 large egg

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley

450g ground beef, pork, veal, chicken or turkey

1 clove minced garlic

100ml olive oil

200g tomato passata

Salt flakes

Freshly ground pepper 


Pour the milk over the breadcrumbs into a small bowl and set aside

Whisk the egg and combine in a large bowl with the salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, parsley and mince

Add the soaked breadcrumbs and combine thoroughly

Divide mixture into small meatballs

Heat a frypan and saute in the olive oil on a medium-high heat until golden on all sides

Add the tomato passata to the pan and cover and simmer for 20 minutes

Serve with pasta 

Source: Woolworths

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