10 delicious minced meat dishes, which anyone can cope with

Lazy pizza Margarita

Meat dishes: Lazy pizza Margarita
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If there is stuffing in the refrigerator, and baguette in the closet, then for half an hour you can cook a great dinner.


  • 500 g ground beef;
  • 350 g of tomatoes in its own juice;
  • 250 g of mozzarella;
  • 1 baguette;
  • a bunch of basil;
  • vegetable oil.


Minced meat is better to take beef. But you can use a mix of pork and chicken. Fry the forcemeat in a well-heated frying pan for 5-8 minutes. Then add tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes until the liquid evaporates.

Baguette cut along, remove the flesh from the middle. Both halves in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Cut the mozzarella into cubes. Crush the basil.

Stuff mincemeat with tomatoes and cheese on both halves of the baguette. Sprinkle basil and bake for another 5 minutes.


Meat Dishes: Ceftedes
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This is a traditional dish of Greek cuisine, which is a juicy balls of minced meat and vegetables. Caftedes can be served as separately (they go well to beer), and with garnish.


  • 500 g ground beef;
  • 2-3 medium bulbs;
  • 2 slices of white bread;
  • 2 cloves garlic;
  • 1 egg;
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley;
  • 4 tablespoons of milk;
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano;
  • 10 leaves of mint;
  • Salt and black ground pepper – to taste;
  • vegetable oil.


Soak the bread in the milk. Press and add to it minced meat, egg, chopped onion, garlic, parsley and mint. Stir well. Salt, pepper, add oregano, sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar. Mix again – better with your hands.

Cover the bowl with minced food film and send for an hour in the refrigerator. During this time the spices will be given a fragrance, and the meat will give juice (it will need to be drained). If you do not have ground beef, use lamb or pork with chicken (50/50).

Stuff out the mince balls and fry them in a large amount of strongly heated vegetable oil. Finished caftedes put on a paper towel to remove excess fat.

Beef “Wellington” with minced meat

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Beef “Wellington” – a dish expensive, festive. But it can be simplified by replacing beef tenderloin with minced meat. The result will not be worse.


  • 1 kg of ground beef;
  • 500 g of puff pastry;
  • 200 g of mushrooms;
  • 100 g of tomato sauce;
  • 25 g of butter;
  • 4 eggs;
  • 3 onions;
  • 3 cloves garlic;
  • parsley and other greens – to taste;
  • vegetable oil.


Mix the minced meat with chopped onions, 2 cloves of garlic and greens. Add 3 eggs and mix well. Put it in the baking dish and send it to the preheated oven to 180 ° C for 20 minutes. Cool down.

Fry the mushrooms with the remaining garlic. Mushrooms will give a liquid – fry until it evaporates.

Roll out the puff pastry, lay on it cooled mushrooms and a loaf of minced meat. Wrap the roll. Whisk 1 egg and oil it with roll. From the top on the test, make incisions.

Bake at the same temperature for 30-40 minutes.

Stuffed potatoes

Meat Dishes: Stuffed Potatoes
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This simple dish can feed hungry friends, suddenly surging to visit. All that is needed is a bit of minced meat and potatoes.


  • 500 g ground meat;
  • 250 ml of meat broth;
  • 50 g of hard cheese;
  • 5 large potatoes;
  • 1 large onion;
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce;
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce;
  • salt and pepper – to taste;
  • vegetable oil.


Peel and finely chop the onions. It must be fried with minced meat. When the onion becomes soft, and the meat is browned, add the tomato and Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stew for 15-20 minutes until the sauce thickens.

During this time, boil potatoes in a uniform. Take care that it does not boil, but remains slightly moist. Cut each potato along in half and take out the core with a spoon.

Spread the meat sauce over half the potatoes. Sprinkle each one with grated cheese. Put it on a baking sheet and send it to the oven for 10-15 minutes, so that the cheese melts and a golden crust formed.

Burrito with beans and corn

Minced meat: Burrito with beans and corn
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In the tortilla you can wrap almost anything. For example, minced meat with canned beans and corn. It turns out an excellent burrito in a hurry.


  • 500 g ground beef;
  • 400 g of hard cheese;
  • 200 g of canned corn;
  • 200 g of canned white beans;
  • 100 ml of thick tomato sauce;
  • 12 tortillas;
  • 1 onion;
  • 1 red bell pepper;
  • olive oil for frying;
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder – to taste.


Onions peel, finely chop and fry with minced meat in olive oil. With corn and beans drain the liquid, peel the Bulgarian pepper from the seeds and cut into cubes.

Add the vegetables to the stuffing when it becomes soft. Salt, pepper, add ¾ of grated cheese, garlic powder and other spices, pour in tomato sauce. Stir and simmer for a few more minutes.

Tortillas sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Lay out the stuffing on them, fold the envelopes and hold in a dry hot pan for 1-2 minutes.

Shepherd’s Pie

What to cook with minced meat: Shepherd's pie
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This is a traditional British dish, which is a casserole of minced meat, mashed potatoes and seasoned vegetables. Despite the uncomplicated ingredients, it turns out very tasty.


  • 500 grams of mutton or ground beef;
  • 70 g of butter;
  • ½ cup of broth;
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 3 large potatoes;
  • 2 medium bulbs;
  • 2 medium carrots;
  • 1 can of green peas;
  • salt and pepper – to taste.


Make a mash: boil the peeled potatoes, add warm milk and 50 g of butter, mash.

Fry on the remaining butter and peeled and chopped onions and carrots. When vegetables become soft, add green peas (do not forget to drain the liquid). Fry over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Put the stuffing. When it is browned, pour the broth and stew for 10-12 minutes, without covering the lid.

In the baking dish, first lay the mince with the vegetables, and then the mashed potatoes. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 ° C.

Stuffed onions

What to cook with minced meat: Stuffed onions
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This dish will suit even those who do not like onions. Thanks to the stuffing it turns out soft, gentle and fragrant. If there is a ready-made forcemeat, the preparation of the dish will take a little more than half an hour.


  • 300 g of low-fat minced meat;
  • 50 g of butter;
  • 6 large onions;
  • on a bunch of thyme, basil and parsley;
  • salt and black ground pepper – to taste.


Peel the onions. Cut the base to make the bulb stand, as well as the top. Using a spoon or knife, gently remove the inside of the bulb so that there are walls with a thickness of about 1.5 cm. Send the onions for 5-8 minutes into the microwave.

Mix the minced meat with chopped herbs and softened butter, season with salt and pepper. Start with a mixture of onions and wrap each foil.

Bake stuffed bulbs for 30 minutes at 200 ° C. Serve hot.

Burger “The Nerdha Joe”

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“Sloppy Joe” (Sloppy Joe) is a popular type of burgers in America, where a juicy meat sauce is used instead of a cutlet. By the way, it is universal: it goes well with potatoes, pasta, rice and buckwheat. In addition, it can be decomposed into packages, frozen and used as a home semi-finished product.


  • 500 g ground meat;
  • 5 tomatoes;
  • 4 buns for burgers;
  • 2 cloves garlic;
  • 1 medium bulb;
  • 1 medium carrot;
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce;
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar;
  • Salt, black ground pepper and chilli pepper flakes – to taste;
  • vegetable oil.


Peel the onions and carrots. Onion finely chop, carrots grate. Fry vegetables in vegetable oil, and then add minced meat to them.

While it is fried, remove the tomatoes from the skin and mash the flesh with a fork. Peel and grind garlic. When the stuffing evaporates liquid, salt, pepper it and add chopped garlic.

Stir, give a minute to warm up, then pour in Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Mix again. At the end, add the tomatoes and cook until the sauce has evaporated most of the moisture.

Burger buns dry in a hot frying pan. Place the sauce on the bottom halves of the rolls and cover with the tops.

Casserole from the winter

What to cook with minced meat: Casserole from the winter
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Ziti is a kind of pasta (large long or short tubes), which Italians use for casseroles. This dish is sometimes called lazy lazagne.


  • 450 g macaroni ziti or penne;
  • 450 g of low-fat minced meat;
  • 200 g of Parmesan;
  • 200 g of mozzarella;
  • 600 g of tomato sauce;
  • 1 onion;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano;
  • 1 tablespoon basil;
  • salt and pepper – to taste;
  • butter.


Fry the mince along with the chopped onion in olive oil. Then season with salt, pepper, add the tomato sauce and simmer for another 15 minutes.

In slightly salted water, boil the pasta so that they do not have time to become soft.

Grease the baking dish with butter. Lay the casserole in layers: half boiled ziti, half grated parmesan and mozzarella slices, half of the meat sauce, again the pasta and the remaining cheese. Top with oregano and basil.

Bake for 30 minutes at 180 ° C.

Lavash roll

What to cook with minced meat: Lavash roll

A very simple recipe, as the ingredients do not require additional processing. If the refrigerator has ready-made chicken forcemeat, you will collect a roll in 20 minutes, and after 40 get a delicious dinner.


  • 500 g of ground chicken;
  • 200 g thick cream;
  • 150 g of hard cheese;
  • 1 egg;
  • 2 thin lavash;
  • salt, pepper and greens – to taste.


Salt and pepper stuffing. Add to it chopped greens, which you like.

Sprinkle one lavash with a small amount of grated cheese, put the other on top. Mix the minced meat with sour cream and spread it with lavash. Tightly roll the roll.

For the resulting roll, grease with a beaten egg and sprinkle with grated cheese. Lay the roll on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 180 ° C.