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Mince Baskets

Simple Mince Dinner Recipe for Kids

4

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Suitable for toddlers. For children aged 1-13 years, a 100g serving of lean beef or lamb mince provides at least 20% of the average recommended daily intake of iron.

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 Tbsp canola oil

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2 Tbsp tomato puree

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420g tomato pasta sauce

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1 tsp mixed herbs

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8 slices sandwich wheatmeal bread

crusts removed

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4 cherry tomatoes

sliced

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1/2 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese

or use Colby or mild cheese

Method

To Make Baskets

1

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the mince, breaking up with the back of a spoon to form small pieces until cooked thoroughly and no longer pink.

2

Stir in tomato purée, pasta sauce and herbs.

3

Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 30 minutes until reduced and thick, but still moist. Set aside.

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Preheat the oven to 200 C.

5

Line greased muffin tins with slices of fresh bread (crusts removed).

6

Sandwich bread is best.

7

If using toast bread, roll it out and flatten the bread first.

8

Fill each with some of the mince mixture and top with a slice of tomato and a little grated cheese.

9

Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

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Serve with a green salad or seasonal vegetables.

Nutrition Information per Serving (403g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

2079kJ (496 kcal)

Protein

42.2g

Total Fat

18.1g

Saturated Fat

6.8g

Carbs

38.4g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

984mg

Iron

6.7mg

Zinc

7.4mg

Vitamin B12

3.6µg