Cheesy Mince Slice

This recipe was given to a magazine by a reader back in March 1990. The Cheesy Mince Slice sort of reminds me of a Zucchini Slice in a way and Lasagna. It is something that can be prepared ahead of time and is relatively simple and quick. This will do anytime of the year and can be served with vegetables or salad, it’s quite versatile really. See what you think and let me know!

Serves 6

Ingredients

500g minced beef
½ cup stale breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup bottled bolognaise sauce
1 cup cooked rice
250g packet frozen spinach, thawed
30g butter, melted
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
½ cup grated tasty cheese
1 tablespoon grated fresh parmesan cheese, extra

Method

Combine mince, breadcrumbs, herbs, egg and two thirds of the bolognaise sauce in a bowl. Combine rice, spinach, butter, garlic, parmesan cheese and tasty cheese in another bowl. Press half of the meat mixture into a lightly greased 23cm square slab pan, cover with spinach mixture, then top with remaining meat mixture. Spread remaining sauce over top, sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese. Bake in moderate oven for about 1 hour, or until cooked through. Cut slice into squares just before serving.

Hints

Prepare hours before needed, store in the refrigerator then pop in the oven an hour before needed
Line the baking dish with non-stick baking paper
Can be baked in a round baking dish
This meal be reheated for use the next day
Can be frozen either in large or individual portions
Use microwave rice sachets to minimize prep time
Experiment using different cheese varieties
You can sneak more vegetables in here for the kids

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