Monday, April 11, 2011

Beef Cakes

As I said earlier, here is my recipe for tonight's dinner, Beef Cakes

A little history first...
Beef cakes came about from my love of dinners that I can throw in the oven and walk away.  The night that Beef Cakes were born, I had mince out, but couldn't be bothered to stand at the stove and cook rissoles, or wait around for a meatloaf to cook. So I decided to make mini meatloaves in muffin trays. I figured the principle was the same - it would just be shorter in cooking time.
The name Beef Cakes was because its what G called them when he saw me take them out of the oven, because of the muffin trays. LOL.

500g of Beef mince (although this would also work with Lamb or chicken)
1 small onion diced
a good dash of Tomato sauce
a good dash of Barbecue sauce
a good dash of Worcestershire sauce
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 egg

Bonus extras: (anything within reason works here)
1/2 - 1 grated zucchini

I've put in grated potato, carrots, pumpkin etc previously. Anything you want to use up and hide from kids - this is a great recipe to do it!


1. Preheat oven to 180c (fan forced)
2. Grease a 6 cup muffin tray, or a 12-24 cup cupcake tray
3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
4. Put the mix into the trays and into the oven.
5. Bake for 20-25min, or until the tops have turned a healthy cooked brown.

Serve with mashed potato and veggies. Or like us tonight, with packet pasta!! Simple and easy meal.


  1. Thats awsome idea..its now on my to-do-list(regulary)..thx

  2. No problem! Even our picky 2 yr old has a fair old go at it!