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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)

Gluten Free Breakfast

In the beginning we found that the Gluten Free Breakfast was inextricably linked with the Gluten Free Lunch Box.  Our teenager struggled to get his head and taste around what was on offer for his lunch box, as a replacement for his ‘normal’ white bread sandwich.  Our priority then became to make his breakfast wholesome, hearty and filling in an effort to get him through the day in case he rejected what was offered for lunch.

In the main, our teenager rejected gluten free bread for sandwiches and even as a toast.  The first six months were very difficult.

Some breakfast ideas

1.  Ham and cheese jaffle

2.  Chipolata sausage and corn tortilla

3. Omelette

4. Ham and Cheese Galette

5. Sweet or savoury french toast

6. Savoury Mince and corn tortilla

7. Pancakes

8. Bacon and eggs and corn tortilla

9. Fried Tomatoes and corn tortilla

10. Baked Beans and toast

Time saving advice

Make  a pot of savoury mince and freeze in small portions.

Measure and combine the dry ingredients for the galettes and pancakes the night before.

Pancake batter can be frozen in small portions for future use.

Set out your equipment the night before so the morning is less chaotic.

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