I am not a huge meat eater, however when deciding which recipes to cook from our Fisher & Paykel cookbook this recipe was the first to catch my attention. I think it was the lure of the pinenuts and blue cheese that did it for me – a combination which proves hard to resist! Equally as appealing also is the simplicity of this recipe and the potential for experimentation. You could do an Asian variation using ginger, roasted cashews, lemongrass and coriander. Or a Mexican version flavoured with jalapeños, lime and coriander into which you could add refried beans and finely chopped red capsicum. The possibilities are endless!
Whatever combination you decide upon however, I recommend using top quality minced beef. It contains less fat and just tastes better.