We all know that we're supposed to eat healthier, cut down on bad fats and have a balanced diet, but sometimes when we lead busy lives it's easier said than done. Using Quorn instead of meat in recipes is a great way to cut down on fat and calories, yet still being able to enjoy favourite dishes.
I usually buy lean minced beef for one of our favourite Saturday night dishes, Burritos, but even though it's lean it still has a lot more calories and fat than Quorn mince, as well as not having as much fibre.
Comparison between Quorn mince and my usual lean beef mince (per 100g)
This week I replaced the lean beef mince with minced Quorn, and I don't actually think the family noticed! If they did they never mentioned it and cleared their plates as usual.
Spicy Quorn Burritos
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
300g Quorn mince
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chilli powder - adjust to suit your taste
1 tsp smoked paprika
can of chopped tomatoes
can of red kidney beans
1 tbsp tomato puree
- Fry the onion in the oil until softened in a large, lidded pan
- Add the Quorn mince and spices and fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
- Add the tomatoes and cook for 5-10 minutes
- Add the kidney beans and tomato puree, cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with flour tortillas, grated cheese, salad, rice, natural yoghurt and nachos
Quorn have lots of products in their range that can be used to replace meat or chicken in your own recipes, as well as a large range of ready prepared meals and snacks.
To find out more about the health benefits of eating Quorn and to see their great selection of recipes head over to their website : www.quorn.co.uk
This is a sponsored post although the recipe is my own.