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One Pot Savoury Mince Recipe


I had some Heart Smart Beef Mince in the fridge, that was destined to become meatballs…but the thought of rolling them all made my lazy side say meh. So instead I looked around for a savoury mince recipe to cook in the slow cooker, and pinched a few ingredients from this one and that…by the time I got around to cooking it I didn’t have enough time for the slow cooker, just cooked it on the stove top in my favourite casserole dish and it turned out quite yummy.

Here’s the recipe I came up with…

One Pot Savoury Mince Recipe

Makes 3 decent Serves

Suitable for Cruise PV

(sorry about the bad pic…iPhone)


1/2 tsp Oil

500g Heart Smart Beef Mince

1 stick Celery, finely chopped

1 small Onion, finely chopped

1 small Green Capsicum, finely chopped

1 clove Garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tbsp White Vinegar

1 tsp Sweetener

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

1 cup Beef Stock

2 tbsp Tomato Paste

Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the beef mince and brown.

2. Empty the beef into a strainer and get most of the excess oil out of the pan.

3. Into the same pan, add the garlic, onion, capsicum and celery. Cook vegetables until softened.

4. Return beef mince to the pan and add all other ingredients.

5. Simmer covered over the lowest heat, stirring occasionally.


  • I let mine cook for about 15 minutes once all the ingredients were in. Just double check that the liquid has not run out…if it looks like it might, add a little bit more. Or, if it looks like there’s too much, leave the lid off and turn the heat up a touch to let it evaporate.
  • As always with a dish like this, use what is already in your cupboard in terms of condiments. Don’t have soy sauce? Use worcestershire instead (I just really need to buy some)
  • You could very well cook this in the slow cooker from step 4 onwards…just pop it on in the morning and leave it on Auto for 6-7 hours.

I would love to know if you give any of my recipes a try….leave me a comment and let me know how they turn out for you 🙂



Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe


Such a yummy recipe! I have made it once before, and as soon as I remembered it, I had to make it again! The ingredients marked with ** are optional. If you are a really strict Dukaneer you would leave them out if you are not as strict and haven’t had any other tolerated foods in a day, you can include them…they add a whole new dimension of flavour!

There are lots of veggies in this recipe, so it is a great one for the whole family!

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Makes 4 Serves
Suitable for Cruise PV


500g Heart Smart Beef Mince
2 cloves Garlic, crushed
2 Eggs
4 tbsp Oat Bran
1 grated Carrot
1 grated Zucchini
1 tbsp Pesto**
50g finely grated Parmesan**

Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Olive Oil
4 slices Bacon (only the good round end part)
250g finely diced Mushrooms
2 tins Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Beef Stock
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Fresh Basil (or dried)

To make the Meatballs:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Combine all Meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands to combine.

3. Roll tablespoon sized balls and place on a baking dish, evenly spread apart.

4. Bake for 40 minutes, turning half way.

5. Remove from the oven and place on some paper towel.

To make the Tomato Sauce:

1. Once the meatballs are in the oven…Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the onion and gently fry until translucent.

2. Add the Bacon and Mushrooms and fry until cooked.

3. When Onion, Bacon and Mushrooms are cooked, add the tins of Tomatoes, Beef Stock, Pepper and Basil. Bring to a simmer and slowly cook until meatballs are ready.

4. Add Meatballs to the Tomato Sauce and allow to cook over a low heat for a little while longer until sauce reduces. This is not an exact science, it just depends on how it looks in your kitchen.

5. Serve with some fresh basil if you have it.



Low Carb ‘Bread’ Rolls…i.e. Oopsie Rolls


This recipe is from Jamie aka Carbarella at Your Lighter Side. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe…because it’s also suitable for people who are on diets other than Atkins 🙂

These rolls turn out very light, yet firm enough to hold. All I can say is have a go at them, they really are quite easy.

Low Carb ‘Bread’ Rolls Recipe

Makes 6

Suitable For Cruise PP & PV

Olive Oil Spray

3 Large Eggs

Pinch of Cream of Tartar

90g Philadelphia Extra Light Cream Cheese, cold, straight from the fridge

I added a dash of Garlic Powder and Onion Powder because I was making savoury rolls, you can add a tsp of Sweetener for a sweet version…don’t add both 😛

1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Lightly spray a baking sheet with Olive Oil Spray.

2. Separate the eggs into 2 large bowls, whites in one, yolks in the other. The egg whites must be in a bowl completely free of grease or anything else.

3. Add the Cream Cheese and flavourings to the Egg Yolks.

4. Add the Cream of Tartar to the Egg Whites.

5. Using an electric mixer, beat the Egg Whites until stiff peaks form.

6. Transfer the electric mixer to the other bowl and mix the Egg Yolk mixture until well combined.

7. Very gently (without knocking out the air) transfer 1/4 of the Egg Whites to the yolk mixture and gently fold through.

8. Add the remaining Egg Whites and very gently fold through.

9. Drop the mixture into 6 even ‘mounds’ on the baking tray, gently flatten.

10. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the tray halfway through baking. You want the rolls to be softer rather than crumbly.

11. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air tight container.


  • Next time I will cook mine for 35 minutes, to make them a bit more cooked in the centre.


Dukan Caramelised Onion and Balsamic Relish Recipe


This is really yummy to serve with meat. It’s not an exact science recipe, so feel free to adjust the quantities to your taste.
I served this at a dinner party and it went down very well with the guests 🙂

Dukan Caramelised Onion and Balsamic Relish Recipe

Makes 4 Servings

Suitable for Cruise PP & PV

Olive Oil Spray

2 Onions, thinly sliced into half rings

2 cloves of Garlic, crushed

2 tsp Dijon Mustard

3-4 tbsp Sweetener

1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1. Lightly spray a pan with Olive Oil and wipe away excess. Gently fry Onions and Garlic until Onion becomes translucent, keep a lid on the pan during this time. You might like to add a little water to the pan to help the onions along…I did 🙂 You should do this for at least 10-15 minutes.

2. Add in Mustard, Sweetener and Balsamic Vinegar and cook uncovered over a low heat for a further 10 or so minutes, until liquid reduces, stirring occasionally.

3. Serve with meat.



Dukan Sausage Casserole Recipe


Here in Australia we are able to buy kangaroo sausages (from Woolworths). Kangaroo is an extremely lean meat! It is rather strange eating our Coat of Arms though!

If you do not live in Australia, you may be able to organise with your butcher to make some extra lean sausages for you as Charlotte (in Scotland) does.

Dukan Sausage Casserole Recipe

Makes 4 decent Serves

Suitable for Cruise PV

1 tray of 5 Kangaroo Sausages (they are a little larger than normal ones)
4 pieces of Rindless Bacon, diced…the good part only (this ingredient is optional)
1 Brown Onions, thinly sliced
1 large Red Capsicum, diced
4 cloves of Garlic, crushed
1 tin Salt Reduced Tomatoes
2 Fresh Tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup Beef Stock
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
2 tsp Dried Thyme or 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme
1 sachet Tomato Paste (2 tbsp)
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce or 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Sweetener
2 tbsp Corn Flour – mixed with a little water before adding to casserole

1. Lightly spray a heavy bottomed pan with Olive Oil, wipe excess away. Fry Sausages until they are cooked through. Remove them from the pan and cut them thickly.

2. In the same pan fry the Bacon, Onion, Capsicum, and Garlic until the Onion becomes translucent.

3. Return the cut Sausages to the pan and also add the Tinned and Fresh Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Beef Stock, Pepper Worcestershire Sauce, Sweetener and Dried Thyme (if using).

4. Allow to simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Towards the end, add the Fresh Thyme (if using).

5. Pour the cornflour/water over the top. Continually stir until the casserole has thickened.



Cottage Pie Recipe


Great comfort food for a PV day. Very rich.

I made the filling tonight, and we had a big bowl of that for dinner. I put some aside to make mini cottage pies in ramekins tomorrow 🙂

You will want to try and cook the filling and topping simultaneously……otherwise you will be in the kitchen for too long!

Cottage Pie = Beef Mince
Shepherd’s Pie = Lamb Mice
You can make it either way 🙂

Cottage Pie Recipe

Makes 4 large Serves

Suitable for Cruise PV Phase

Filling Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil Spray
  • 500g Beef Mince
  • 1/2 Onion finely diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tsp Chicken Stock Powder dissolved in 1 1/2 cups Hot Water
  • 2 Tomatoes, Diced
  • 150g tub Tomato Paste
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp Extra Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Lightly spray a frying pan with Olive Oil Spray and wipe away excess with paper towel. Brown Beef Mince until crumbly.

3. Remove mince from frying pan, getting rid of any excess fat.

4. In the same pan, fry the garlic and onion. When soft, return beef to pan.

5. Sprinkle over Corn Flour and cook, stirring, for a few minutes.

6. Add to the pan the Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Stock & Water, Black Pepper. Stir to combine.

7. Allow to simmer on a low heat for at least 10 minutes or until thickened.


1. Cut the Cauliflower into florets and rinse. Cook Cauliflower in a saucepan of water for approximately 20 minutes or until you can insert a knife into a floret without resistance.

2. While the Cauliflower is cooking, very finely chop the garlic.

3. Drain the water from the pan and return the Cauliflower over a very low heat for a few moments, stirring, to evaporate some extra water.

4. Turn off the heat and begin to mash the Cauliflower. Add the other ingredients, Extra Light Cream Cheese (however much you want), Pepper and Garlic.

5. When you have reached a point where you don’t think you can mash it anymore, you can leave it at this point. I prefer to have it perfectly smooth, so I had a go at it with my barmix (hand blender).


1. Place the filling mixture into one large baking dish, or small ramekins (it would at least fill 8 ramekins)

2. Top with the Cauliflower Puree.

3. Bake in the oven until top slightly browns and dish is hot.


I threw this recipe together tonight, and have recorded exactly what I did. This tasted soooo good that I feel it was not as healthy as I could have made it. So some things I would change for next time….

  • Only use 1 tsp of Chicken Stock Powder…to reduce salt.
  • I didn’t have a tin of tomatoes in the cupboard!! (can you believe it??) So I used the 2 fresh tomatoes and the tub of tomato paste. The tomato paste was quite high in carbs though (9.2g/100g….I figured you don’t actually eat that much though, so it might be a Tolerated Food)
  • Next time I would use a tin of tomatoes with 1 sachet of tomato paste (I think the sachets are 2 or 3 tbsp?) Still would add in the fresh tomatoes though, they added a very nice dynamic.
  • Next time I would add mushrooms, or other veggies as well….we love mushrooms.


(p.s. Sorry about the ginormous post!)

Dukan Bread Update


So far I have been making my Microwave Dukan Bread with Extra Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese. This is a tolerated food (limited to 30g per day) and I feel I have been having it too frequently…..So this morning when making my bread I swapped it out for Cottage Cheese, and there was a VERY nice result. The bread was fluffier than it has been before, and it had a slightly cheesy flavour (something I have missed!) so if you were using it for a savoury purpose it would be great….Just thought you might like to know 🙂