My main ingredients were ground beef (mince) and potatoes. I had a couple pounds of ground beef and 10 lbs of potatoes, plus a few other things.
I also bought some pork cutlets that were reduced and popped them in the slow cooker with barbecue sauce, to make pulled pork sandwiches which we will have on focaccia buns with onions and cheese and baked potatoes. I am hoping there will be enough pork for two meals there. I also picked up the buns half price.
With just under half a pound of ground beef leftover I decided to make some mini meatloaf/pies. I added half a diced red onion, tomato sauce, a crust of bread made into crumbs, an egg and seasonings. They should take around 25 minutes to cook in a 375oF oven. We will have leftover mashed potatoes and peas from the garden.
I made stuffed baked potatoes. I stuffed them with red onion, mushrooms and cheese. We will have them with garden salad.
I made a Baked Bean Lasagna. The recipe is here, and it's yummy. I don't have the grated cheese on top in the photo, as it was still warm. This recipe only uses half a pound of ground beef.
With the other pound of ground beef, I made a couple of shepherd's pies. Infact I think one of the shepherd's pies will feed us two meals.
There should be more mashed potatoes leftover, which I am hoping to make fish cakes with (recipe here.) They freeze really well. I have also grated all the cheese for the week, and will just keep that in the fridge ready to use.
All in all this took a couple of hours to prepare and cook and I made:
- two shepherds pies
- a baked bean lasagna
- double baked potatoes
- mini meatloaves
- extra mashed potatoes
- big container of grated cheese