Banting bacon ‘sushi’ rolls

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Who needs rice, anyway? This recipe flips the idea of sushi on its head to create a high-protein snack. It comes from a collection of delicious banting recipes in ‘Jump on the Bant Wagon’ by Nick Charlie Key.

Serves: two

Ingredients

1 x 200g pack of streaky bacon
500g minced beef
2 x cheddar cheese fingers about 1.5cm x 1.5cm thick and 7cm long
5ml (1 tsp) dried Italian herbs
salt and pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Wrap a chopping board in a sheet of plastic film. Lay the strips of bacon side by side upon the plastic wrap until they form a square. Cover the bacon with a thin layer of beef mince.

Take the two cheddar fingers and lay them, end to end, along one side of the bacon and beef base. Season with the Italian herbs, salt and pepper.

Starting at the cheese side, roll the bacon, mince and cheese into a cylinder resembling a sushi roll. Secure with a toothpicks if necessary. Place onto a baking tray and pop into the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the mince is cooked through.

Slice into 1-cm thick discs and serve alongside a salad.

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