- Frozen Minced Beef.
- Frozen mixed vegetables. (or fresh equivalent)
You will need;
- A two tier steamer.
- An Oven Dish.
- A jug
- A sharp Knife.
Step 1 – Remove the Packaging and Paper from the Frozen minced beef, place directly in the oven dish and set in the oven at 180. Place the Frozen Sausages into an oven tray and place in the oven.
Step 2 – Add the potatoes to the base pan of the steamer, Chop the Broccoli head and add to the potatoes and add water until covered.
Step 3 – Add the frozen vegetables or freshly chopped vegetable equivalent, into the steamer tray and cover with the lid. This recipe has been minimised for my children’s requirements. I usually add sliced onions and pepper to the mince before adding the veg as this adds flavour, obviously adapt as required.
Step 4 – Set the steamer on maximum until on the boil and reduce as necessary.
Step 5 – After 10 minutes check on the minced beef, I slice and cut it into chunks as my children do not like the texture of mince. Return to the oven and check until the meat is thoroughly cooked through.
Step 6 – Now add the chopped vegetables into the oven dish and cover in a layer of gravy, placing the sausages into the tray to soften.
Step 7 – Dish out the potatoes and Broccoli onto the plates.
Step 8 – Remove the oven dish and place on the side, taking two sausages each serve and chop when serving onto the plates.
Step 9 – Add a ladle of Savoury mince, vegetables and gravy to the centre of each plate and allow to cool for one minute.
Step 10 – Let them eat!
Obviously this a method which allows you to cook while focussing elsewhere, I have often found myself unable to stand over a frying pan for a long period of time. This takes approximately 45 minutes, five minutes of which is preparation.
I also make Chilli and spaghetti Bolognese using this method, obviously substituting the potatoes, rice and pasta in the base pan and diversifying the vegetables. Every week I buy a large selection of vegetables including peppers, red onions, broccoli, carrots and courgettes. All of which last over a week and allow me to use fresh produce whenever I cook our meals.
However I feel a bag of frozen mixed vegetables are a suitable addition to this meal, also you can add a layer of mashed potato and cheese to make shepherds pie. It really can be as simple or as complicated as time allows, but for a quick family meal it is great!