* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.
This is a delicious mince meal that goes perfectly with spaghetti or mashed potato. Note on Worcestershire Sauce & How To Replace It: Worcestershire sauce is low FODMAP even though it contains small amounts of onion and garlic. If you are concerned you can replace the worcestershire sauce with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of Chinese five spice, and 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar.
FODMAP notes: Broccoli is considered low FODMAP at ½ cup to 1 cup serves depending on which part of the broccoli you are eating. The amount of broccoli in this recipe is low FODMAP per serve.
Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.
Make sure you buy a leek that has long green tips (this is the low FODMAP part), as you can’t use the white/light green leek bulb (this part is high FODMAP).
Choose gluten free pasta, not spelt or wheat based pasta as these can be high FODMAP, and check for added high FODMAP ingredients link inulin, soy flour, lupin flour, and amaranth flour. If some of your family are not low FODMAP or gluten free you can cook them normal pasta, however make sure you cook it separately.
Monash University have tested Worcestershire sauce and it is low FODMAP, despite containing small amounts of onion and garlic. The sauce is low FODMAP because the onion and garlic are fermented during the manufacturing process which reduces the FODMAP levels.
Broccoli is low FODMAP in 1 cup serves according to Monash University. Just avoid larger serves as these can become high FODMAP.
Choose a stock that does not include onion or garlic. We prefer to use Massel Chicken Stock Cube 7's (in the yellow & blue packet). This product is low FODMAP, gluten free and vegan (despite it's name) and each packet makes 7 cups of stock. This product can be brought online around the world and is available from some supermarkets.
Buy a gluten free Worcestershire sauce or substitute 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice, and 1/2 tsp brown sugar for every tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Often the ingredient labels don't state they are gluten free, so if the ingredients look safe then ring the manufacturer to confirm.
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.