Mid-Week Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet and Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Mid-Week Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet and Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Mid-Week Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet and Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Mid-Week Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet and

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef

My Monday Meal Plans have been shunted to Mid-Week Meal Plans lately – but in one way, I prefer it, as I usually know what I am having on Monday and Tuesday, but it’s the rest of the week I sometimes have issues with, and once I have been shopping at the beginning of the week I am better placed and organised to plan ahead. And, that’s  just how it’s been this week…….but, it has given me to chance to create TWO fabulous new 5:2 Diet (Weight Watchers) recipes to share. One of them, Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef, I am posting today, at the end of my meal plan, the other one, Coronation Potato Salad, will be posted towards the weekend. I am finding myself being drawn more and more to comfort food recipes, as autumn deepens and the first frosts appear, and so it’s with great pleasure that I share my hearty Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef, this is a real comfort meal and is low in calories, but, it is also suitable for a mid-week family supper – frugal and thrifty it may be, but it certainly doesn’t lack in flavour. Anyway, it’s time for my meal plan now, hopefully there will be some recipes to inspire you for the rest of the week, see you later…….Karen 

(Linked to At Home with Mrs M and Meal Planning Monday)

Monday 21st: 

Breakfast: Porridge

Lunch: Sandwiches with roast chicken from Sunday

Tea: Bonfire Chilli with Beef, Chocolate and Pumpkin

Organic October and Autumn Suppers: Bonfire Chilli with Beef, Chocolate and Pumpkin

Tuesday 22nd:

Breakfast: Toast and Marmalade

Lunch: Curried Scottish Carrot and Lentil Soup

Curried Scottish Carrot and Lentil Soup

Tea: Chicken Curry

Wednesday 24th:

(Fast Day for 5:2 Diet – 500 calories)

Breakfast: Low-fat yoghurt = 50 cals

Milky coffee = 50 cals

Lunch: Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef with cabbage and carrots = 242 cals

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef

Tea: Allotment Soup = 100 cals

Allotment Soup

Milk allowance 150mls = 51 cals

Total: 493 calories

Thursday 25th:

Breakfast: Porridge Pancakes with Honey

Fluffy Porridge Pancakes with Manuka Honey

Lunch: Home-made Pizza with roast vegetables and Italian sausage

Tea: Beans on Toast!

Fishy Friday 26th:

(Fast Day for 5:2 Diet – 500 calories)

Breakfast: Boiled Egg with Ryvita = 123 cals

Lunch: Coronation Potato Salad with WW Chicken Slice and Salad = 185 cals

Coronation Potato Salad

Tea: Oven Fried Fish in a Herb Crumb- recipe to follow = 140 cals

Milk allowance 150mls = 51 cals

Total: 499 calories

Weekend:

Baking bread and treats for the biscuit tin and freezer.

Sunday: Roast Chicken and Quince Bake – Recipe to Follow

Roast Chicken and Quince Bake

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Christmas, Halloween
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A wonderfully spiced Hungarian style savoury mince that is only 200 calories per portion. (10 Weight Watchers points, not pro-points) This comforting family meal can be served with pasta or rice when diet is not an issue, or with piles of fluffy mashed potatoes; when on a 5:2 diet fast day, serve this with steamed Savoy cabbage (100g = 24 cals) and carrots (50g = 18 cals). On the table in under an hour and full of flavour!

Ingredients

  • 350g extra-lean minced beef
  • 225g onions (peeled and diced)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tin (200g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • a little water

Note

A wonderfully spiced Hungarian style savoury mince that is only 200 calories per portion. (10 Weight Watchers points, not pro-points) This comforting family meal can be served with pasta or rice when diet is not an issue, or with piles of fluffy mashed potatoes; when on a 5:2 diet fast day, serve this with steamed Savoy cabbage (100g = 24 cals) and carrots (50g = 18 cals). On the table in under an hour and full of flavour!

Directions

Step 1 Heat a non-stick frying pan and dry fry the minced beef for 5 minutes, or until the meat is brown and crumbly. Stir in the chopped onions and the smoked paprika and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Step 2 Add the remaining ingredients and about half a tin (tinned tomatoes) of water, mix well, cover and cook gently (simmer) stirring occasionally for 30 to 35 minutes. Season to taste before serving.
Step 3 Serve with pasta, rice or steamed seasonal vegetables.

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

Hungarian Savoury Minced Beef Recipe

What is your Family Favourite Dish? 

Comments

  1. says

    that looks so comforting and delicious esp as the skies outside are grey and the temperatures are dipping. would find it hard to just stop at one portion to be honest ;)

    • says

      Oh no, what happened? I must admit to only having one fast day last week, but I am going to try to have two days this week – lots of soup! Karen

  2. Denise Mayer says

    Have just made your hungarian savoury mince and I have to say Fantastic!!! Although we changed the veg to gem squash and summer cabbage( summer here in South Africa) it was delish.
    Didn’t change a thing & the rest of the family didn’t even relise they were eating healthier.
    Thank you
    P.S love your prawn and grape fruit salad too. One of our favs.

    • says

      Thanks so much for letting me know how my Hungarian Savoury Mince went down in the Mayer family! I am thrilled that this recipe, that I love, was also a hot with you too! I also LOVE the subs you made due to seasonal variations, great ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by to let know Denise and watch out for some new recipes! Karen

  3. kim coates says

    Hi I am about to start the 5;2 diet but I am a bit confused as to what the general rules are, I understand the fast days, this site has been a big help with the meal plans, if you could explain to me that would be great and by the way I have just put the brisket of beef in the oven smaller weight so shouldn’t take as long, cant wait to try it.
    Thanks Kim

  4. Laura Wilkins says

    Slowly working my way through all of your recipes – tried this one last night, absolutely delicious! Really flavoursome, can’t believe it’s so low calorie :)

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