Now this was a hodge podge of a meal but aren’t those just the best ones sometimes? I really wanted lasagne and thought I had left over bolognese in freezer. I hadn’t. I’d eaten it. I just didn’t remember.
While I was pawing (and shivering) through the freezer I stumbled on a single frozen beef burger, half a packet of quorn and some hidden vegetable sauce.
Hidden vegetable sauce is essentially a tin of tomatoes and every roasted vegetable you can think of whizzed up into a purée. Kind of like baby food but also kind of delicious. I had a lightbulb moment to bulk it the quorn with the beef burger and some mushrooms, and make a sauce using the hidden vegetable sauce. I added a bit of Harissa and cinnamon to pep it up and it turned out great, layered with aubergine and bechemel and baked in the oven.
That’s a very specific recipe, and if you have all the real ingredients for this I’d recommend making it properly, it’s probably going to be nicer and less of a faff than making your own hidden vegetable sauce to begin with. But if you have any lying around, throw it in!!