Mince & kale piesRecipes
This is a great way to bring the highly nutritious kale into your family’s diet. I often make these pies in a muffin tray and then freeze to bring out for an easy and delicious dinner. They go very well with a potato and kumara mash and steamed green vegetables on the side.
|Cook Time||1 hour|
ready rolled puff pastry, thawed
450 grams mince
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion, diced
1 large clove garlic (or two small), finely chopped
1 cup kale (after it’s boiled and drained)
1 zucchini, grated
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
⅔ cup beef stock
1 tablespoon flour
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
milk, for brushing
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Wash the kale leaves well and tear from the stem. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add the kale and simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain and finely chop the wilted leaves. Measure out a cup of the wilted kale (the rest can be frozen for use in other dishes).
Heat the oil and sauté the onion. Add the garlic and sauté for a further two minutes. Add the mince and brown. Add the kale and zucchini, stir for a couple minutes and then add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, stock and flour. Cover and simmer on a low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the mixture cool.
Cut rounds of puff pastry and place one in each hole of a muffin tin. Add spoonfuls of the mince and kale mixture, top with grated cheese and cover with a second round of pastry. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry looks golden .
To serve: Enjoy with steamed green vegetables and a kumara and potato mash.
You might also like
Summer mocktail essentials
Finding out you're pregnant means introducing some dietary and drink restrictions into your life, but that doesn't mean missing out this summer. Introducing your new BFF: SodaStream..
Di Kaino's summer picnic recipe
Summer is here, bringing us the opportunity to head outdoors and enjoy picnic lunches and dinners galore. Di Kaino, wife of Kiwi rugby star Jerome Kaino, shares one of her favourite healthy picnic recipes – summer salsa with pork mince in lettuce cups.
Healthy Christmas snacks
It is officially time to get into the Christmas spirit! Our blogger Stacey Kemeys has created three fun snacks to bring some festivity to your little ones' meal times.