00Tagliatelle with Sweet Chilli Steak RaguSteak ragu? I hear you ask. We all deserve a treat now and then and this dish is mine. Beef steak simmered in a rich tomato sauce till its melt in the mouth tender.
I've cooked this on the stove but it can also be done in the Slow cooker.
It's easy to adapt to you and your families tastes so why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x 00Sticky BBQ Beef StewSticky BBQ Beef Stew
Sweet spicy smoky beef! Perfect comfort food in cold weather. This may seem like a lot of ingredients, but don't let that put you off. Its mainly just beef, vegetables and some store cupboard herbs and spices that give this stew its deep hearty flavour. If there's something you dont have, then swap for something you do, or leave it out altogether. It's an easy recipe to adapt to suit you and your families tastes. You can add more vegetables or even a tin of beans-(baked, butter or mixed) to bulk it out too. I've used the hob this time but it can also be done in the slow cooker. I'll add the times at the bottom of the page. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Boozy BeefBoozy Beef served with mashed potatoes and peas is comfort food at it's best.
Every party seems to have someone who will leave behind a bottle of dodgy tasting Ale (often low alcohol) that sits in your fridge for all eternity because nobody wants to try it.
So here's what to do with it.....
I've used Stewing beef (can often be found cheap in the reduced section) but you could use another cut if you prefer.
Your house will smell like a brewery but the alcohol will cook off and its fine to serve to the whole family.
You can also make this with red wine stock cubes instead of ale. Failing that use Guiness or Stout.
I've used Pink Himalayan salt mixed in the flour as I find it has less sodium than table salt but table salt or sea salt is fine to use.
Tip- Add streaky bacon at the start and you've got yourself a boeuf bourguignon.
This can also be cooked in the Slow Cooker-8 hours on Low or 4-5 hours on high.For cheaper cuts of meat it is best to cook on Low for longer to let the meat soften.
A handy hint for cheap cooking wine is don't throw away red wine that's been open a couple of days and tastes like vinegar. It may not be any good for drinking but it will be fine to cook with for weeks as long as the lid is on. You can even add the dregs of another bottle to it.
Or freeze it-Pour into Icecube trays, place in the freezer and once frozen store them in a ziplock bag.
Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x00Cheesy Cottage Pie (in the Ninja Foodi)A timeless classic that is loved by families from all corners of the country, but we all have variations of the ingredients, depending on which part of the country we live in. This recipe takes it up a notch by using the modern convenience of the Ninja Foodi to Pressure cook the potatoes before cooking the mince in a more traditional way.....you can PC the mince if you prefer but I didn't feel it was necessary, as I like to allow the flavours to develop using the Sear/Saute function. The flavours of the seasoning mix are subtle but give depth to the dish, which is topped off with creamy mash and sharp cheddar. It's a very adaptable recipe- I didn't have a whole pepper so used a mix of 3- red,green, yellow. I also used a mix of cheeses- mature white and red cheddar that I had in the freezer. I used 1/2 a bag of pre diced carrot n swede too as I found it lurking in the freezer.
I'm sure your family will be requesting this to be added to your menu rotation. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x 00Slow Cooked Beef Stifado Greek beef Stifado, (Greek beef stew)!! It's a juicy and tender, melt-in-the-mouth stew full of Mediterranean flavours with a delicious, slightly sweet, intense tomato-based sauce which is perfect for colder nights. This can be cooked on the stove as a one pot meal but I decided to do it in the SC to allow the flavours to develop in their own time.
This is easy to adapt to suit you and your families tastes and adding more vegetables etc. I've made it child friendly by swapping out the red wine for a stock pot but you can reverse that if you prefer. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Dump bag / Slow Cooker Jamaican Beef StewDelicious spicy beef stew which can be prepped ahead for the slow cooker 00Dump Bag / Slow Cooker Beef RaguThis is the best way I have found to make beef ragu in the slow cooker. I don't like to use mince in the slow cooker if I can't brown it first which kinda defeats the purpose of using the slow cooker in my eyes! So by using a chunk of beef and then shredding it once cooked we eliminate that issue00Dump Bag slow cooker beef and veg stewEasy to prep and cook but delicious to eat. If you want to make fresh just pop the ingredients straight in the slow cooker.00Kofta KebabsGrilled kofta (or kefta) kebabs are skewers of ground beef and lamb mixed with fresh parsley, onions, garlic and warming spices. They are great for lunches, picnics or a Fakeaway dinnertime feast accompanied by homemade flatbreads (recipe on the website), salad, tzatziki or your own favourite dressing. I've paired it back a little as I didn't have all the spices available but you can add more if you prefer as its very versatile. You can tailor this recipe to suit you and your families tastes adding or substituting whatever meat,herbs or spices you like. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x