Minced Beef, Bacon and Cheese Bake

This is a recipe for a meaty, cheesy kind of bake. I sort of stole this from the Sunday Brunch TV show and adapted it for ZC.
Trying to encourage my son to try something different 🙂

Ingredients:
500g minced beef
250g bacon (chopped)
1 tbsp dried mixed herbs (if you can tolerate them)
Salt to taste
300ml double cream
Gruyere cheese (about 100g, but to taste)
125g mozzarella cheese (sliced)
50g grated Parmigiano or parmesan cheese

Method:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the minced beef, chopped bacon, salt, dried herbs. Add the double cream and stir well until combined.
Pour mixture into a baking dish and flatten down. Sprinkle the grated Parm over the top. Place a layer of sliced mozzarella over the top.
Top with thin slices of Gruyere cheese.

Bake at 200C for about 30 mins or until meat is cooked through and the cheese topping is brown and bubbly.
Leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving. Can be frozen, thawed and re-heated. Enjoy!

The One With all the Beef Mince: Zero Carb Minced Beef Recipes

OK, so I made the fatal mistake of asking the gang on Zero Carb UK Facebook group to hit me with their favourite ways to prepare and eat minced beef.  Oh boy, did they respond and then some!

So, here is a bit of a messy throw-together of tips, recipes and cooking methods for the wonderful staple of minced beef. The type of mince used here is down to personal preference. I tend to favour the fattier end of the market and use 80/20 mince (20% fat) but others may prefer leaner mince. Mince is considered lean if it has 7% or less fat. The percentage is clearly shown on packaging labels. You can ask your butcher about the fat content when buying it loose by weight. Continue reading “The One With all the Beef Mince: Zero Carb Minced Beef Recipes”

Zero Carb Beef Heart and Bacon Stew

As the weather starts to turn chilly once again, my thoughts have been going back towards making stews and casseroles in my collection of  trusty slow cookers.

I love my slow cookers and have far too many for the average single woman. My excuse is that I also have a hungry teenage boy to feed, but in truth he hardly eats anything that comes out of my slow cookers, instead preferring to eat meat plain without any sauces, gravy or juices. This is why he was so willing to learn how to use the halogen oven earlier this year so he could fend for himself a bit more and cook up sausages for a secret midnight feast!

It was quite a timely coincidence that after thinking so much more about cooking with my slow cookers once again that I managed to snag a bargain. I got 8 packs of reduced price beef hearts from the supermarket after going in to buy something completely different. Fate? Quite possibly…..
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Zero Carb Chicken Doner a la Rachel

I never have to wait long before some talented member of the Zero Carb UK group comes up with another fabulous recipe!

This time it is a lovely recipe for zero carb chicken doner kebab meat from the very talented Rachel. Here is her recipe – doesn’t it look good!


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Salmon and Tarragon Tarts

I am in deep mourning right now….. My beloved halogen oven motor has developed a very unhealthy noise from deep within its guts. This has meant me having to go behind it’s back and go online to order a new and younger halogen lid.
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Zero Carb Beer Bottle Cheese and Bacon Burgers

This fun recipe is great to use while trying to tempt non-ZC family members over to the dark side…

Because we have been used to eating a wide variety of foods with a mixture of different tastes and flavours for so many years before coming to Zero Carb, it can often be a struggle for a newcomer to keep their busy minds happy in the beginning.

The longer you do ZC the more often you are satisfied with very little variety with your meals. However, this is a nice recipe to rustle up when you fancy a treat on a Friday night, or you have curious family members who want to try out Zero Carb for themselves. Along with good old fashioned bacon and eggs, these make a tempting introduction to eating ZC.
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Zero Carb Egg Tarts à la Clare

These lovely little egg tarts are a nice change when you fancy a break from juicy steaks or beef mince. Clare is a very creative cook and shares some lovely Zero Carb recipes with our group over at Zero Carb UK.


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Zero Carb Beef and Turkey Meatza à la Rachel

Here is a nice variation for Zero Carb Meatza from Rachel over at the Zero Carb UK facebook page.

For her recipe she wanted to shake things up a bit as her teenage son asked to start eating more like his mother. Here Rachel explains how to make two meatzas, one using a turnkey mince base and the other using beef mince:
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Zero Carb Breakfast Ideas

When transitioning to a Zero Carb diet from the standard UK diet, it can sometimes be hard to overcome the thinking that you need to eat three main meals per day consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With regard to breakfast, it can also be difficult to comprehend that you can eat whatever meat you like at breakfast. We have become so conditioned to having ‘breakfast foods’ such as cereals and toast each morning that the idea of eating a freshly fried rump steak or a couple of crispy roast chicken legs can seem a little odd.
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Zero Carb Stroganoff à la Jennifer

Here is a very tasty recipe for Zero Carb Stroganoff courtesy of Jennifer from the Zero Carb UK Facebook group.

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering already! Lets get straight to the ingredients:
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