Basic LCHF Mexican Mince
- Olive oil, MCT oil or coconut oil for cooking
- 1 kilo of beef mince (we use 4 star mince)
- 250 grams of diced bacon (we dice our own from streaky bacon).
- 1 large tomato finely diced
- 1 zucchini finely diced or grated
- 1 capsicum finely diced
- Quarter of a red cabbage finely shredded
- A big handful of mushrooms finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Mexican chilli powder
- 1 and a half teaspoons of ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons of cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1 cup of organic chicken stock or bone broth.
- Salt to taste at the end (this can vary depending on the diced bacon and chicken stock)
- Fry off the bacon in the olive oil in a heavy based pan.
- Once it is browned off add your spice mix and quickly fry off (don’t burn the spices though).
- Add the mince and cook until brown.
- Set the mince and bacon mix aside, but leave the fats and juices in the pan.
- Sauté red cabbage and capsicum in the fat and juices left in the pan until the cabbage has collapsed.
- Return meat to the pan, add diced tomato, diced zucchini and diced mushrooms.
- Add one cup of organic chicken stock or bone broth and stir through. You may add some more organic chicken stock or bone broth if desired.
- Gently simmer covered until you can not resist the aroma anymore (we normally let ours cook down on low for one to two hours).
- If you are in a hurry you can eat it a lot quicker, we personally like it when the vegetables cook down and the flavours all mingle.
Serving Size - 1 CUP / 250gm
- With sour cream, cheese and avocado.
- Put a fried egg over the top.
- On a bed of zucchini ‘zoodles’
- It can be a side to scrambled eggs in the morning with butter
- Can be added to an omelette
- Cheese chips as a nachos dish.
- Lettuce leaf (mini cos i find great for this) served like a taco
- The finer the vegetables are cut the more versatile the mince mixture.
- Spices can be adjusted to your taste.
- This makes a great frozen meal. We freeze in 250 gram containers.