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Mediterranean Mince Pies

Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

Give new life to leftover mince with these individual Mediterranean mince pies. This recipe can easily be scaled up or down depending on how much mince you have.

Ingredients

Method

  • 4 slices ciabatta bread or similar (approx. 2.5 cups when cubed)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups cooked mince (e.g. leftover Bolognese)
  • ¼ cup semi sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¼ pitted olives, sliced
  • ½ cup feta cheese, cubed
  • salt & pepper
  • handful of fresh basil, or 1 tsp dried basil
View the method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. 

2. Cube ciabatta bread into 2cm cubes.  Drizzle with olive oil and toss well to ensure the bread is well coated.  Spread the bread in a single layer on the baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes. Be sure to check after 5 minutes and toss the croutons to ensure they are cooking evenly. Remove from the oven when the bread is just beginning to turn golden.

3. Mix the cooked mince with the sundried tomatoes, olives, half of the feta cheese and basil. Season to taste.

4. Divide mince evenly between four large ramekins and fill approximately ¾ to the top. 

5. Sprinkle croutons on top of the mince in the ramekins, and sprinkle with the rest of the feta.

6. Place ramekins in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until heated through. Serve hot with a salad or green vegetables

TIPS: 

You can make this using any sort of leftover bread however sliced sandwich bread will toast much faster.

If you don’t have ramekins this can be made in a large ovenproof dish.

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