Sneaky Veg Mince

If you want to reduce the amount of fat in a recipe that calls for minced meat without reducing the volume – or if you want to sneak more vegetables into a picky eater’s diet, here’s an easy alternative:

  • 1 zucchini (courgette)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or 1 tsp dark soya sauce.

Put the courgette in the food processor and chop until it’s fairly small, but still irregular pieces (you want it to look “mince” like).   Mix in the Worcestershire sauce or dark soya sauce.

Bake in a warm (not hot)  in the oven until dried out and brown.

This works best as a partial substitute for the meat.   I’ve been able to substitute as much as 1/2 without anyone noticing the difference but 2/3 usually gives the game away.


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