A delicious easy family meal - great for using up leftover uncooked chicken from your BBQ.
Butternut squash mince bake
Butternut squash mince bake
Remember to defrost your meat! Defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use.This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking.
Heat the oven to 190°C (375°F) mark 5. Put 2 tbsp olive oil in a bowl and add the butternut squash, season and mix well. Tip into a roasting tin and roast for 25 - 30 minutes, until just tender.
Meanwhile, in a large casserole, heat the remaining oil and stir fry the onions for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the mince and cook until browned about 10 minutes. Discard any excess fat.
Add the garlic, tomato puree and curry powder and cook for a further 1 minute.
Add the chopped tomatoes, mango chutney, drained apricots and milk. Bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes, top up with water if it begins to get too dry. Add the roasted butternut squash and taste and season. Spoon into a 1.5 litre ovenproof pie dish or smaller dishes for the freezer. Scatter with the grated cheese.
Cook for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Serve with a salad, baked potato or seasonal vegetables
Remember to freeze any portions you dont eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy. Simply defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours.
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