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With all the meat in the freezer I was looking for something different to make for dinner. This is something we have made before and it is always a winner.


I used the flavoured pork mince that I had left over from making sausages (we ran out of skins) and puff pastry.

These are so easy. Just defrost the pastry sheets, spread the mince over the top, leaving a gap at the top and bottom of the pastry.


Just remember that I used mince that already had flavour added so you can add any thing you like. My daughter made them and added grated carrot, so garlic, curry, herbs anything that your family likes.

Also you can use any type of mince too like, beef, chicken, turkey, once again whatever your family enjoys.

I even put some BBQ sauce over the mince on some.


Roll them up and then slice with a sharp knife into 1 inch pieces.

DSC_1703Place on a paper lined baking tray and bake for about 30 mins or until golden and brown.

We had ours with vegetables but any side dish would be fine. They are even nice cold the next day for lunch.

The only problem I had with these was that I didn’t make enough.



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I am the queen of one pot wonders (self imposed title)

I love them, they are so quick, easy and tasty.

Here’s the recipe of the one I made tonight.  I think I’ll call it …….

Mince One Pot Wonder

  • 500 grams of Mince
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • 1/2 Small Cabbage
  • 2 Carrot (grated)
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce or 1 Tin Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Packet French Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 tblsp Olive Oil
  • Water
  • 1 Packet Pasta – I used macaroni

Place saucepan on the heat and add olive oil.  Fry onion and celery until soft, add mince, cook until mince is browned.  Then add the cabbage, carrot, tomato sauce and french onion soup mix and water. Cook until cabbage is soft.

Cook pasta in separate saucepan and drain and rinse and then add to mince mixture and combine.

PS: I know I said this was a one pot wonder and technically I used two pots, but you can make this in the pressure cooker or in one pot but you need to add more water so the pasta cooks.

PPS: If you cook this in the pressure cooker just make sure that the pasta is covered by liquid.

PPS: You can add any vegetables or meat that you like to this dish, the process is the same.