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					               Make it with Mince Challenge Teacher Resource Pack
Make it with Mince: teaching resources

The teaching resources will help students to:

       develop their original recipe;
       apply knowledge of budgeting ;
       apply healthy eating principles.


1. Recipe Development – Getting ideas

       Modify task
       Mix and match cards
       Initial ideas chart

2. Budgeting

       How to cost a recipe
       Working to a budget


3. Healthy Eating

       The eatwell plate investigation worksheet
       Healthier cooking worksheet




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1. Recipe Development – Getting ideas

It is not very often that completely new foods are developed and produced. Quite often new foods
are modifications of existing products.

There are many ways that a food product can be modified, these include:

       adding ingredients, e.g. changing the flavour of scones by adding different ingredients;
       adding or changing toppings, e.g. a fruit dish may be covered with crumble, sponge, pastry,
        flapjack – all produce different products;
       adding or changing casings, e.g. a meat pasty may be made from different types of pastry,
        flavoured pastry, or bread dough;
       changing the way it is prepared, e.g. you can modify the texture by the way you prepare
        vegetables (grate, finely chop, dice, slice);
       changing some basic ingredients, e.g. change the type of meat cut used;
       changing the quantities of some ingredients, e.g. reduce the fat content by lowering the
        total used, reduce sugar content (if you alter the ratio of some ingredients this may affect
        the outcome);
       adapting the recipe to meet a particular dietary need, e.g. a gluten free product, nut-free
        product;
       adapting a recipe to suit a particular audience, e.g. meals for toddlers.

Task 1 - Modify

Select a beef or lamb mince dish and suggest different ways it could be modified.

Name of dish:

Part of dish                Modification




Comments:




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Task 2 - Mix and match

Cut out the words below and arrange them into interesting combinations to create imaginative ideas
for a lamb or beef mince dish. One is left blank if you wish to add an ingredient.

Select 3 of your ideas and complete the initial ideas chart.




   lamb mince                 beef mince                       onion              garlic




        peas                  sweetcorn                        tomato              leek




       celery                   broccoli               sweet potato           mushrooms




  green beans                     lentils              kidney beans               carrot




      squash                 beansprouts                   spinach               chillies




    red/green                 cauliflower              bamboo shoots               okra
      pepper

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egg noodles    tomato puree         soy sauce      chickpeas




rice noodles   garam masala         rosemary       courgette




brown rice     tomato puree           basil          mixed
                                                   vegetables



 white rice     coriander            parsley         potato




 couscous         mint            Worcestershire   lemongrass
                                     sauce



   pasta         mustard             cheese




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Initial ideas chart
      Name            Main ingredients       Cooking information         Special points
                                             (e.g. dry fry, stir fry)   (e.g. no oil used)
Idea 1




Idea 2




Idea 3




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2. Budgeting – How to cost a recipe

The Make it with Mince challenge requires you to plan and make your dish within a budget of £10.
This means that you will need to know about food prices and be able to work out how much you
have spent on your dish. If you are not sure of the cost of the ingredients for your dish you can
investigate using the internet and online supermarket shopping sites to find out.

Costing is easy to calculate using a computer spreadsheet. You can set up a spreadsheet with
formulas to automatically calculate the cost.



Task 1 - Calculate

I am going to make chilli nachos. I need the following ingredients:

450g lean beef mince
1 x 410g can red kidney beans
1 x 500g jar chilli con carne sauce
150g tortilla chips
40g reduced fat Cheddar cheese

To work out the cost of each ingredient used, divide its total cost
by its weight . Then multiply this number the weight needed. Here is an example:

Cheddar cheese costs £2.70 for 400g.                                      Remember! For some
                                                                          ingredients you will need
To find out how much 1g costs: 270 ÷ 400 = 0.675 pence
                                                                          to buy more than you
The recipe needs 40g: 0.675 x 40 = 27 pence                               need for the recipe, e.g.
                                                                          Cheddar cheese. You will
Activity                                                                  need to buy 200g even
                                                                          though you only need 40g.
Work out the cost of the ingredients for the chilli nacho recipe.


Ingredient              Weight bought       Total cost              Weight needed     Cost used
Lean beef mince

Red kidney beans

Chilli con carne
sauce
Tortilla chips

Cheddar cheese




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Task 2 - Working to a budget

    1.    Calculate the cost of the recipe below.
    2.    Calculate the cost per portion.
    3.    How could you reduce the cost of the recipe?
    4.    What could you add to the recipe to add another portion of vegetables per person?

Aromatic Masala Mince (www.simplybeefandlamb.co.uk/recipes)

                                                               Ingredients

                                                             450g lean beef mince
                                                             1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
                                                             2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
                                                             1 x 2.5cm piece fresh root ginger,
                                                             peeled and finely chopped
                                                             1 x 425g can chopped tomatoes
                                                             1-2 green chillies, deseeded and finely
                                                             chopped
                                                             Salt and freshly milled black pepper
                                                             10ml/2tsp garam masala
Serves: 4    Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 35 minutes
                                                             2 handfuls freshly chopped coriander
A speedy Indian recipe with beef or lamb mince, garam masala spice, chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger,
chillies, chopped tomatoes and freshly chopped coriander.

Method
1.     Heat a large, shallow, non-stick frying pan until hot and cook the mince, onion, garlic and ginger for
       5-7 minutes.
2.     Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes, chillies, seasoning, garam masala and half the coriander.
3.     Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.     Garnish with the remaining coriander and serve with plain basmati rice, poppadoms and a cucumber
       raita, or a selection of relishes.

     Ingredient          Weight bought                Cost             Weight needed            Cost used
  lean beef mince                                                          450g

         onion*                                      80p/kg                  125g

    garlic cloves       1 bulb (10 cloves)            30p                  2 cloves

     root ginger                                    £2.10/kg                 25g

   can chopped                                                               425g
     tomatoes
 green chillies* (2)            50g                   65p                    30g

*Average weight




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Healthy Eating

The eatwell plate shows the different types of food we need to eat, and in what proportions to have a well-
balanced and healthy diet. It is a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you do not need to do
it at every meal. It might be easier to get the balance right over a longer period, such as a week.

Task
Look at the dishes listed below. They are called composite dishes because they are made up of more than one food group.

1. List the main ingredients and show which food groups are covered.

Dish                       Main ingredients                            Fruit and              Bread, rice,           Milk and dairy   Meat, fish, eggs,
                                                                       vegetables             potatoes, pasta        food             beans


Spaghetti Bolognese




Cottage pie




Lamb Hotpot




2. Do these dishes provide at least two portions of fruit and vegetables? If so, how? If not, how could this be achieved?


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                                                          Top tips
Healthier cooking
                                                          Add plenty of vegetables or fruit.
Tasks
                                                          Add extra pulses (peas, beans, lentils) – they
1. Select a beef or lamb mince recipe and give it a       are high in fibre and filling.
makeover.                                                 Use brown rice and pasta or wholegrain foods
                                                          – they contain more fibre and keep you fuller
2. Explain why you have made the changes.                 longer. Keep the skin on potatoes.

                                                          Choose lean meat or trim away any visible fat.

                                                          Dry-fry beef or lamb mince.

           Recipe:                                        Use lower or reduced fat ingredients where
                                                          you can.

                                                          Add more liquids to bulk the recipe up, e.g.
                                                          canned tomatoes.

                                                          Avoid adding too much butter or oil.

                                                          Go for healthier cooking methods, such as stir-
                                                          frying, microwaving and steaming.




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