Mince meat has long been a favourite in households around the world because you can make so many sorts of dish with it, so easily. Mince is particularly good value as the main ingredient of midweek meals for the kids. Tacos, anyone?
Mince meat appeals not only to families, but also to busy, career-driven single guys or gals, who can spare only a few minutes to prepare a healthy meal. If you’re used to cooking for one, but tempted by a recipe for a mince dish for someone special, consider how to handle the meat safely once it gets to you.
So, here's the basics of food safety.
- Do not store fresh mince any longer than necessary; unpackaged mince is best consumed within two days
- Freeze mince you don't intend to use; it can be stored frozen for up to three months
- Thaw your frozen mince on the lowest shelf of your fridge
- Thaw frozen mince in the microwave only if you intend on eating it at once
- Never re-freeze thawed mince – or any sort of meat – unless it's already been cooked
Now that you know how to store and thaw your mince, it’s time to scurry into the kitchen and become a little mince-minx, conjuring up the tastiest way of serving Farmer's Kitchen natural grass fed mince.