Getting the most out of your mince
Premium, gourmet, lean, best and choice are just some of the terms used by retailers to describe the differing mince categories. Always check the label or ask you butcher about its grade.
Go for lean beef mince for meat sauces used in dishes like bolognaise and lasagne.
- Refer to use-by-dates on packaged mince and use well within that time.
- Loose mince purchased from the butcher is best used within 1 to 2 days of buying it.
- Mince can be frozen for 2-3 months.
- To freeze mince, place meal size portions in good quality, strong plastic bags. Expel as much air as possible and secure with tape for an effective seal. Each package should carry a label showing weight or amount and date of packaging.
- Lay it out flat to freeze, it will then defrost evenly and quickly.