Tag Archives: Gluten Free mince

Sticky Thai Pork

Sticky Thai Pork (2)


Sometimes we forget that while recipes might not be labelled gluten free, the recipes are automatically gluten free by ingredients. This recipe from Coles Magazine  is one such recipe. You can also serve it with rice vermicilli or on a bed of rice. And you can use left overs as a filling for Rice Paper Wraps.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

500 g Pork Mince

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon ginger, grated

¼ cup brown sugar

1 ½ tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoon gf fish sauce

1 spring onion, thinly slices

1 long red chilli, thinly sliced and deseeded

2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated

½ cup coriander sprigs

1 lime, sliced in wedges


Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.

Stir fry pork, garlic and ginger for 3 minutes or until browned.

Add sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, onion and chilli.

Stir fry for 3 – 4 minutes.

Serve with lettuce, coriander and lime wedges.



Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Hawaiian Pork Tacos (2)

Tacos with a Twist


440 g can pineapple pieces in juice, drained and juice reserved

1 long red chilli, seeded and finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves and extra for garnish

1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 small brown onion, finely chopped

500 g pork mince

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup tomato sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon lime juice

8 mini gluten free corn tortillas or 8 lettuce leaf cups or 4 gluten free taco shells


Finely dice pineapple.  Combine pineapple, chilli and coriander in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and cook until softened.

Add garlic.  Cook until fragrant.

Add the pork mince and cook for 5 – 10 minutes until cooked through.

Add sugar, tomato sauce, soy sauce and pineapple juice and cook for 5 minutes or until mixture has thickened.  Season with salt and pepper.

Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.

Warm tortillas or tacos or separate lettuce leaf cups.

Assemble: pork mince, pineapple salsa and garnish with coriander.

(November 2015 : super food ideas)

Spicy Fried Minced Pork

If you are looking for inspiration for the 500 g mince you have on hand, then give this recipe a try.

IngredientsSpicy Fried Minced Pork

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 shallots, finely chopped

2.5 cm ginger finely grated

500 g pork mince

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 tablespoons gf soy sauce

1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

1 tablespoon kaffir lime leaves

10 cherry tomaotes diced

2 tablespoons coriander chopped

Salt and pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic, shallots and ginger and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the pork and continue stir frying until golden brown.
  3. Add in the fish sauce, soy sauce, curry paste and lime leaves and stir fry for a further 2 minutes on high heat.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in coriander and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve on a bed of rice vermicelli noodles or serve in a lettuce cup.

Thai Style Meatballs

Sometimes we get stuck making food with the same flavours over and over but with a few extra ingredients,  you can add a new taste dimension to meatballs.

Shallow fried  or steamed, these are easy to assemble and cook.   If you are using a steamer, line it with baking paper and spray of oil.

They are great with a gf soy sauce, sweet chili sauce or a Vietnamese Dipping Sauce.

Recipe 1

500 g pork minceIMG_1058

1 garlic clove chopped finely

3 cm ginger grated finely

1 bunch of coriander washed and finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon gf soy sauce

salt and pepper to season

In a bowl, mix all ingredients and then make tablespoon sized balls for cooking.

Recipe 2

500 g chicken mince

2 cloves garlic chopped finely

3 cm ginger finely grated

1/2 cup parsley chopped finely

2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then make tablespoon sized balls for cooking.

Savoury Mince

Savoury mince had gone out of fashion for a while but has resurfaced at many cafes on their breakfast menu.

The beauty of savoury mince is that you can dress it up for dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables or you can dress it down for breakfast with a corn tortilla.

This  is a tangy bbq flavoured savoury mince and being able to hide  grated vegetables in this meal is a bonus.

Savoury Mince has been a breakfast staple for my son especially in those early days when toasted gluten free bread was rejected and we were still finding a cereal to his liking.


2 tablespoons olive oilSavoury Mince

1 kg  beef mince

1 large brown onion diced

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce ( Beerenberg or Spring Gully)

1/2 cup tomato sauce

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon instant coffee

Grated vegetables eg carrot, zucchini, sweet potato


1. Heat oil in saucepan and then add onions.  Cook until soft.

2.  Add the beef, a little at a time to brown and the fry for 5 – 10 minutes. Add the vegetables and fry for 5 – 10 minutes.

3.  Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

(Adapted from Barbeque Meat Loaf Recipe by G. Lyons “Moray Downs”, Charters Towers from Generations of Bush Cooking, Hints & Recipes, Compiled by the School of Distance Education Charters Towers Centre)

Versatile Mince

x taco minceSan  Choy Bau Meatballs

Mince is so versatile, I find  it worthwhile to have 500g – 1kg in my fridge most weeks.

The other good thing about mince, is that most recipes are easy for teenagers to make.

When the call goes up, “Mum, I’m hungry”, I can reply, “make up a pot of taco mince or meatballs or..”.

Also if you are stuck for meal ideas during a busy week, then mince has almost a thousand uses.

Italian:  pasta bake, lasagne, spaghetti bolognese

Mexican: tacos, nachos, quessadillas

Asian: San Choy Bau, Spicy Fried Mince Pork, Thai Rissoles

English: Shepherd’s Pie, Meatballs, Meatloaf, Savoury Mince, Rissoles, Burgers

If you are stuck for a mince recipe then go to http://www.taste.com.au/  search mince and you are sure to find inspiration.