For a while now I have been thinking about how to make a softer less dense Doner Kebab Meat. There are many Syn Free versions out there but all tend to have the same problem. The meat is quite dense and doesn’t hold any meat juices. It is also quite high in calories if you are calorie counting. The recipes out there are lovely and tasty, there are different methods of cooking but all seem to give similar results
This is where after experimenting with many recipes using Lo-Dough the idea to use Lo-Dough breadcrumbs as a bulking and binding agent came to mind. Lo-Dough automatically reduces the calories of each portion without adding carbs, it helps retain the taste as the breadcrumbs absorb the meat juices and is just as filling but less heavy.
For those on a Keto diet it’s perfect as you aren’t adding carbs like you would do if you used conventional breadcrumbs. It’s perfect too on a calorie controlled diet as you are consuming less calories for the same portion size, and it makes the meat go further!
If you are on Slimming World you are only adding 2 syns for the whole recipe and minimal points on Weightwatchers flex.
Many people are on a quest to find a less than 5% fat lamb mince and I don’t think it can be found. Mainly because lamb is expensive and you would probably have to use leg of lamb to make the lowest fat mince which still may come out at more than 5% fat. When you look closely at lamb it does contain tiny grains of fat in the leanest of cuts. Forget the lamb and trust me, this recipe works really well with beef!
I love my Doner Kebab Meat and will be making it this way from now on, I have been making it for years and this is my best recipe!
To make Doner Kebab Meat you will need:
A food processor
1 piece of Lo-Dough which can be purchased here (Low calorie bread alternative ) made into breadcrumbs using a food processor ( leave them in the processor)
1 500gm pack less than 5% fat minced beef
1 heaped teaspoon ground cumin
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 rounded tsp paprika
2 tsp of Lazy Garlic or fresh grated garlic
2 tsp ground black pepper
1.5 tsp each of salt, oregano and mixed herbs
Now here is the easy bit, add all the spices along with the breadcrumbs to the processor, add half of the meat. Turn the processor on and mix the ingredients until they all blend together smoothly. Add the rest of the meat and mix again until completely even in colour. This is so you don’t overwork your processor.
Then here’s the even easier bit, lay the tin foil down on your worktop and mould the meat into a loaf shape. Fold the tin foil upwards so the meat is sealed completely. Place on a baking tray and cook for 1hr 10 mins. Remove from the oven, leave wrapped to cool before slicing.
Calories 161 per serving
Fat 2.5 gms
Carbs 3.3 gms
Slimming World 1/2 syn per portion – Important: please check your own syn values to protect your own weight loss journey