I've had another batch make session - something I've not used before (coming late to the vegetarian party!)........ Quorn mince made into 6 portions of Bolognese sauce - using up more of my own onions and frozen peppers.
Sometime before hot weather I need to clear out the garage chest freezer and organise Son and Brother-in-Law to be here at the same time to move it, and then it's contents, into the new store room at the back of the bungalow. So a bag of peppers out but 6 boxes of a "meat" sauce in is not really helpful. Plus I still have a few boxes of spinach and ricotta lasagne and vegetable squash curry left and many more boxes of aubergine and tomato pasta sauce.
Cost for these 6 meals is £1.50 for the mince(on offer), nothing much for the onions and peppers. Plus a tin of tomatoes (going up in price every time I buy them) and extra pennies for the odds and ends like tomato puree, garlic puree, oregano, pepper.
Having not used Quorn mince before I wasn't sure how it would be after reheating, but it was very delicious, served on spaghetti with a grating of cheddar and a home made Tomato/Herb bread roll.
Looks delicious . I used to use quorn mince quite a lot but haven't had it in ages.ReplyDelete
Daughter in Law uses it all the time but I'm late trying itDelete
I rarely use quorn - maybe I ought to give it more of a go - once my freezer is reasonable again. xReplyDelete
I've never tried it, but glad it stood the tasting test and gave you good meals for a great price.ReplyDelete
Just reading The Bargain Book - will send to you when I've finished itDelete
I used quorn mince a lot when both daughters were vegetarian, but not cooked with it for ages. Bolognese/ragu type sauces are a great freezer standbyReplyDelete
It saves electric too I realised as it's so quick to cookDelete
Looks good. I’m not a fan of Quorn mince, it has an odd texture in my opinion but I do use the chunks for curry, much prefer it to chicken these days.ReplyDelete
I tried it when first made and thought - Oh Dear- weird texture but when reheated it was much betterDelete
Quorn mince is new to me, perhaps a British thing? I'm going to look it up. It sounds as if you're well stocked. I do like to have cooked meals and soups in the freezer for when I'm not up for cooking, but I'm always up for eating.ReplyDelete
I like to batch cook and then have a pick of several things to reheat. As well as cooking from scratch somedaysDelete
I quite like the lightness of Quorn mince, and of course it's not greasy at allReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
I was pleased with my first attempt with itDelete
I have never heard of Quorn and had to google it.ReplyDelete
Sorry, I should have explained itDelete
The Quorn mince and the chicken pieces are both really good, and as you found out are much better when you reheat the dish for the second time and they have had the chance to absorb all the flavours properly and mellow. It freezes really well too.ReplyDelete
Oh I know the problem only too well of using one thing from the freezer only to find yourself putting half a dozen back in. I think that's partly why my freezer always fills up so quickly.
Much better reheated than if made with meat mince and cheaper tooDelete
I've not used that brand before but have tried Beyond sausage and meat. The meals you mentioned sound very appealing. I am all for saving money where ever we can and I freeze extras all the time.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog about the Torte Rustica!.
My favourite way of cooking is batch making and freezing then the microwave . So easyDelete
I've not tried the alternative veg meat products. Your sauce sounds very good and I also like pasta with sauce in the colder months. It will be great to have your new store room nicely arranged.ReplyDelete
I've now tried all sorts of vegetarian things - some good and some horrible!Delete
I use quorn mince a lot and make up big batches of it cooked with onions, peppers and passata. I then defrost it and add beans, lentils or just as it comes deoe ding on what we are eating it with. You may like the meatballs too. CatrionaReplyDelete
I had a spicy tomato sauce that we used to have with sausages which would be good with meatballs - I shall have to give them a tryDelete
I usually use lentils in my pasta sauce but always use the quorn in my chilli mix, with spices beans etc. My grandchildren like the quorn 'nuggets' better than the original and my husband quite likes a ready made quorn 'snitzel' when we need a quick meal. I try to buy on special as quorn is expensive in Australia, I would think almost as dear as meat (not having bought meat for many years)ReplyDelete
I'm getting more finicky as I get older and texture for me is as important as taste.ReplyDelete
I use quorn a lot, both mince and pieces, and they are very good. This week I made a lasagne with quorn mince and it gives us 4 generous portions from a 300g bag. It would easily serve 6 with a side salad or chips on the side as well. As you say, it's quick to cook so saves on the energy bills too.ReplyDelete
Nice! I haven't tried it. Does it taste like meat? I'm a vegetarian but I don't really like the taste or texture of meat. I've been veggie for years since I was a teenager.ReplyDelete