Minced meat is a ground meat product, made of beef finely chopped by a meat grinder. It is used in many recipes including hamburgers and cottage pie. Ground beef is usually made from tougher meat and leftover meat created when the sides of beef are carved into steaks and roasts. Ground beef is popular as a relatively cheap and quick-cooking form of beef. One of its most well known uses is in hamburgers. It is an important ingredient in meatloaf, sloppy joes, taco, and Midwestern cuisine. Italians use it to make meat sauces, for example, lasagna and spaghetti bolognese. In the Middle East it is used to make spicy kofta and meatballs.