Beef Macaroni

Beef Macaroni 600g mince 3/4 cup grated carrot 3/4 cup grated zucchini 1 small onion finely diced 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 can tomato soup 2 tsp chicken stock powder 2 Tbsp tomato paste 3 cups macaroni noodles Sauce: 1 Tbsp marg 3 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 cups skim...

Mince and Macaroni

Mince and Macaroni 15g mixed dried mushrooms 150ml boiling water 1 Tbsp olive oil 500g minced beef or lamb 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 400g can chopped tomatoes 450ml chicken stock 2 Tbsp tomato puree 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg small bunch of rosemary 250g macaroni 3 Tbsp...

Christmas Mince (Fruit Mince)

Christmas Mince (Fruit Mince) As well as the fruit, spices and spirit, shredded beef suet is traditionally added to mincemeat. Not only does this help keep it, but when the mincemeat is heated, the suet melts, giving a wonderful richness. You can buy it in packets at some supermarkets...

Spicy Beef Tortilla

Spicy Beef Tortilla Serves 6 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin 750g lean beef mince 140g tub tomato paste 375g chunky salsa 4 burrito tortillas 1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese 1 bunch English spinach, washed, finely...

Beef and Pasta Bake

Beef and Pasta Bake 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large (200g) onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bacon rashers, chopped finely 1 small (70g) carrot, chopped finely 1 stick celery, chopped finely 350g button mushrooms, chopped 500g minced beef 420g can tomato soup 1/3 cup (80ml) tomato paste...

Beef Samosas

Beef Samosas Makes: 36 1 small onion, halved, thinly sliced 250g regular beef mince 2 tsp plain flour 1/4 cup beef or vegetable stock 1/2 cup (75g) frozen mixed vegetables 1-2 tsp garam masala 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry,...

Basic Baby Beef Stew (Age: 6 months +)

Basic Baby Beef Stew Age: 6 months + 1 small potato 1 small carrot 1 small piece pumpkin 3 broccoli or cauliflower florets homemade beef stock or water, to cover 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 small clove of garlic, crushed 100g minced lean beef 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley...

Mexican Beef and Bean Pies

Mexican Beef and Bean Pies 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 150g minced beef 125g can kidney beans, drained 1 tablespoon tomato paste a few drops of Tabasco sauce (to taste) 1. Heat oil in a saucepan, add the onion and mince, cook until brown. 2....

Mini Beef and Beer Pies

Mini Beef and Beer Pies 1 tbsp vegetable oil 3 rashers rindless bacon finely chopped 1 onion finely chopped 500g beef mince 1/4 cup plain flour 375 ml bottle beer 1 cup beef stock shortcrust pastry puff pastry 1 egg beaten Preheat oven to 200C. Lightly spray muffin tin...

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling This recipe is not suitable to freeze. 8 cannelloni shells 1/4 teaspoon oil 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese Tasty Mince Filling: 1 teaspoon oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small onion (80g), finely chopped 300g lean minced beef 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1...

Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry 1-1/4 lbs boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick 4 cups assorted fresh vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips and shredded carrots 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup prepared stir-fry sauce, preferably sesame-ginger flavour 1/8-1/4 tsp crushed red...

Asian Beef Skewers

Asian Beef Skewers 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 3 tablespoons sherry 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon barbeque sauce 2 green onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root 1 1/2 pounds flank steak skewers In a small bowl, mix together hoisin sauce, sherry, soy sauce,...

Beef and Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce

Beef and Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce Serves 4 4 small beef eye-fillet steaks 4 shallots – chopped 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup dry red wine 1/2 cup water 1 beef stock cube 200g mushrooms – sliced 100g broccoli – chopped 3 yellow squash – sliced Coat a...

Creamy Mushroom Mince

Creamy Mushroom Mince 250 grams penne pasta 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 500 grams minced beef 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 2 tablespoons tomato paste 200 gram can sliced mushrooms in butter sauce 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup water Add pasta to...

Mince Hedgehogs

Mince Hedgehogs 500g mince beef (or lamb) 2 cans crushed tomato 2 cups rice, uncooked 1 egg 1 cup grated cheese 2 garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the mince, egg, cheese and rice. 3. Using...

Spicy Beef Burger

Spicy Beef Burger 450g/16oz lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp tomato ketchup 1 tsp mustard 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely diced 2 spring onions, sliced handful basil leaves, chopped olive oil for frying 1. In a large bowl...

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Tomato and Beef (Age: 10 months +)

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Tomato and Beef Age: 10 months + Serves: 4 Pumpkin gnocchi: 500g butternut pumpkin 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/4 cup parmesan or grated cheese extra flour, for dusting Tomato and Beef Sauce: 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 400g lean minced beef 1 tsp...

Baby Beef Stew (Age: 9 months +)

Baby Beef Stew Age: 9 months + 1/2 cup cooked lean beef mince 1 peeled potato 1/4 cup frozen peas 1 peeled carrot 1 stalk of celery 1/4 cup uncooked macaroni 4 cups of water 1/4 cup formula or breast milk # Wash the carrot, celery and peas thoroughly....

Beef and Pasta Bake (Age: 6 months +)

Beef and Pasta Bake This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. It can be frozen. 1 teaspoon oil 1/2 onion, peeled and diced 500 g minced beef 1 carrot, peeled and grated 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 x 420 g can tomato soup 1/2 cup water...

Savoury Mince

Savoury Mince 500g mince 1 onion 1 carrot 1/2 cup peas or 1/2 cup corn or 1/2 cup capsicum 1 stalk capsicum 1 stalk celery 2 tablespoons tomato sauce (2 x 20ml spoons) 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (1 x 20ml spoon) 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs 1 tablespoon fresh parsley...

Savoury mince

Savoury mince 500gms lean minced beef 1 onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 Tbsp gravy powder 1-2 tsp curry powder (more or less if desired) Salt to taste Water Sauté mince in a little oil until browned. Add onion and garlic and stir until...

Savoury Mince

Savoury Mince 1kg premium beef mince 1 beef stock cube 100gm onion, chopped 3 tbsp tomato paste 100g cabbage, sliced finely 1. Brown mince 2. Add stock cube, onion, tomato paste and cabbage. Stir until cooked through....

Mince Hash

Mince Hash 500gm mince beef 1 onion finely sliced 2 cups of been, chopped into 1cm lengths 500 mls of chicken stock 1/4 cabbage finely sliced Brown the mince and onions in a little butter or oil. Add the beans and chicken stock and allow to simmer gently cooking...

Beef and Orange Stir-Fry

Beef and Orange Stir-Fry Serves 4 3 oranges 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless sirloin or rib eye, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil 6 scallions, green parts only, cut into 1-inch lengths 1. Into...

Beef Chow Mein

Beef Chow Mein 500g mince meat 1/2 cabbage shredded 3-4 carrots grated 1 onion chopped finely celery sliced finely green beans curry powder 2 chicken stock cube Brown mince, add in curry and salt and stock cubes. Add in all other vegies (use a large stock pot) with a...

Cheesy Beef Pie

Cheesy Beef Pie The crust of the pie is well flavoured mince , good to serve either hot or cold. Mince Crust: 500grams of mince 1 small onion grated 2 tablespoons of low carb tomato sauce 1 teaspoon of dried oregano Salt pepper to taste Filling: 1 tablespoon of...

Indonesian Beef Curry

Indonesian Beef Curry 1/2 cup tamarind liquid 2 tbsp peanut oil 2 lb beef, lean boneless chuck in 1 1/2″ chunks 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic clove, minced or pressed 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 Tbsp ground, toasted coriander seeds 3 inch long piece cinnamon stick 1 tsp...

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne 500g beef mince 250g veal or pork mince 1 leek washed and diced 2 onions diced 4 cloves garlic (at least) chopped finely 3 stalks of celery diced 1 zucchini grated handful of mushrooms chopped 1 large jar of tomato passata 6-8 capsicums roasted...

Italian Meatball Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Meatball Bake Serves 4 2 cups dried spiral pasta 500g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 green onions, finely chopped 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely shredded 1 large carrot, trimmed, peeled, grated 1 large zucchini, trimmed, grated 150g button mushrooms, grated...

Cheesy Bolognese Pasta Bake

Cheesy Bolognese Pasta Bake Serves 4 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup tomato paste 375g beef mince 400g can chopped Roma tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 250g macaroni pasta Cheese Sauce: 100g butter, chopped 1/2...

Italian-Style Meatloaf

Italian-Style Meatloaf 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 brown onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1kg beef mince 3/4 cup (200g jar) sun-dried tomato pesto 2 1/2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs 1 lemon, rind finely grated 1 egg 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 40g butter, melted dressed salad greens,...

Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi

Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi Serving Size: Serves 1 125g potato gnocchi 1/4 cup grated tasty cheese fresh snipped chives, to garnish Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 eshallot onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 small zucchini, grated 1 small carrot, grated 2 fresh bay leaves 250g...

Mexican Tortilla Pie

Mexican Tortilla Pie 2 tsp olive oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g beef mince 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped 125g can corn kernels, drained, rinsed 2 tsp Mexican chilli powder 415g can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup torn coriander leaves 4 salsa flavoured...

Meat Lovers Pizza

Meat Lovers Pizza 250g very lean beef mince sprinkle pepper salt 2 Tablespoons tomato salsa dip – medium light shredded cheese sprinkle chives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped sprinkle paprika 1. Heat an electric frying pan on high until hot. Line with baking paper. Press the mince onto baking paper...

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne Oil and butter (enough to cover the base of the pan you are using) 1 med to large carrot diced 1 med to large onion diced Couple of sticks of celery diced 500g beef mince 2 to 3 anchovy fillets 1/2 a 700g bottle...

Bolognese Bake

Bolognese Bake 3 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g beef mince 400g can diced Italian tomatoes 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1/2 cup (125 ml) beef stock 1 quantity classic macaroni cheese made with tasty cheese 1 cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs 1. Preheat the...

Bolognaise Pot Pies

Bolognaise Pot Pies Serves 4 1 carrot, finely chopped 400g tomato pasta sauce 400g potatoes, peeled and chopped 400g beef mince 8 button mushrooms, finely chopped 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese 1 onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp milk 1 Tbsp chopped basil 1. Preheat oven grill to medium-hot. Heat...

Asian Meatball Soup

Asian Meatball Soup Serves 4 2 dried Chinese mushrooms 1 litre beef stock 1 Tbsp mirin * 2 tbsp soy sauce 400g beef mince 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 stem lemon grass white part only, finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 baby...

All-In-One Pasta Bolognaise

All-In-One Pasta Bolognaise Serves 4 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 500g beef mince 1 cup red wine 400g can diced and peeled tomatoes 400g can tomato puree 1 cup water 1 1/2 cups small pasta shapes salt and pepper grated parmesan cheese fresh basil, chopped...

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs Meatballs: 500g beef mince French onion soup powder sachet 1 beaten egg Tomato Sauce: bottle of tomato puree or 2 tins tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs 500g pasta Mix the mince, egg and French onion soup together well. Using wet hands, form the mixture into golf...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 2 tablespoons oil 2 kg premium beef mince 1/4 cup pre-packaged chilli con carne seasoning mix 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic 3 cups beef stock 1/3 cup tomato paste 1 1/2 cup red wine 2 x 420g cans Mexican chilli beans Sour cream, for serving 1....

Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise

Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise Serves 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 750g lean beef mince 600ml bottle Italian tomato pasta sauce 625g packet fresh gnocchi 150g Tasmanian Heritage St Claire Swiss-style cheese, grated Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a non-stick...

Meat Pie

Meat Pie Serves 6 Shortcrust Pastry: 3/4 cup plain flour 1/3 cup self-raising flour 90g butter, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons water Filling: 1 tablespoon oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 750g beef mince 2 tablespoons plain flour, extra 1 1/2 cups beef stock 1/2 cup...

Rissoles

Rissoles 500g beef mince 1 carrot coarsely grated 1 zucchini coarsely grated 1/2 brown onion chopped finely 1/2 cup stale breadcrumbs 1 tbsp tomato sauce 2 tsp soy sauce 1 tbsp olive oil Combine everything except the olive oil and roll into small balls Heat oil in frypan and...

Mini Mexican Tortilla Stacks

Mini Mexican Tortilla Stacks 250g lean beef mince 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 2 tablespoons water 4 round flour tortillas 2 tablespoons refried beans 2 tablespoons taco sauce 50g grated tasty cheese freshly chopped avocado and tomatoes to serve 1. Cook mince in Frypan until browned. 2. Add taco seasoning...

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs Serves 4 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 2 cups beef stock 300g dried spaghetti pasta parmesan cheese, finely grated and small basil leaves, to serve Meatballs: 500g premium beef...

Baby Bolognese

Baby Bolognese 1 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 tbsp Onion, peeled then chopped finely 1/2 tsp of Minced Garlic 2 tbsp Celery, finely chopped 1/4 cup of Carrots, peeled and grated 125 grams of Beef Mince 1/2 tsp Tomato paste 2 Tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped 1 tbsp of Sun-dried...

Barbecue Glaze Meatloaf

Barbecue Glaze Meatloaf 500g bacon, trimmed 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 750g beef mince 250g sausage mince 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce sea salt and cracked black pepper Barbecue Glaze: 1/3 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons...

Mini Meatloaves with Grated Vegetables

Mini Meatloaves with Grated Vegetables 300 g (10 oz) lean premium beef mince 1/2 small onion, grated 1/2 small carrot, grated 1/2 cup (30 g / 1 oz) fresh white or wholemeal breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F /...

Porcupine Casserole

Porcupine Casserole Serves: 4 Meatballs: 600g lean beef mince 1/3 cup raw long grain rice 1 teaspoon beef stock powder 1 egg white Sauce: 1 x 420g can tomato soup 1 x 425g can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup onion finely diced 1 cup water 2 teaspoons beef stock powder...

Chow Mein

Chow Mein 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 500g lean beef mince 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 large carrot (180g), chopped finely 2 trimmed celery stalks (200g), sliced thinly 150g mushrooms, sliced thinly 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock 1/3 cup...

Italian Rolled Meat Loaf

Italian Rolled Meat Loaf A delicious meatloaf with a difference. Good way to get the kids to eat their spinach! Could also use pork or chicken mince. 4 servings 1 kg beef mince 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon dried herbs salt,...

Meatballs

Meatballs 500g beef mince 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 egg 3 rashers bacon, diced salt and pepper to taste Sauce: 825g tomato soup water Mix all meatball ingredients together with hands, then make into golf ball sized balls. Place in casserole dish. Cover with tin...

Meatloaf

Meatloaf Serving size: Serves 8 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large onions, finely diced 2 sticks celery, finely diced 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 3 slices white bread, crusts removed and cut into squares 3 rashers bacon or pancetta, diced 500g beef mince 500g sausage mince 2 teaspoons ground...

Mexican Cottage Pie

Mexican Cottage Pie 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, chopped finely 500g beef mince 1 clove garlic, crushed 35g packet taco seasoning mix 300g can Tomato Supreme (canned tomato with capsicum and celery) 125g can corn kernels (rinsed and drained) 3/4 cup (180ml) beef stock 600g prepared...

Pie in a Spud

Pie in a Spud Serves: 4 vegetable oil 1/2-1 onion, chopped 500 gm lean minced lamb 1/2 cup beef stock 1/2 cup canned tomato puree a few drops Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp tomato chutney freshly ground salt & pepper 4 large baking potatoes, skin on & washed 1/2 cup...

Korean-Style Ribs

Korean-Style Ribs 3 pounds pork or beef ribs, trimmed of excess fat 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 cup freshly squeezed orange or tangerine juice 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar 1 Tablespoons finely minced or grated fresh peeled ginger 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 Tablespoons...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z tabasco sauce: a thin spicy sauce made of vinegar, red peppers, and salt. This sauce is commonly used with Creole food, chilli con...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z macadamias: native to Australia, rich and buttery nut; store in refrigerator because of high oil content. macaire: a potato pancake made with seasoned...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – K

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z kaffir lime leaves: aromatic leaves of a small citrus tree bearing a wrinkled-skinned yellow-green fruit; used fresh or dried. kahlua: a coffee-flavoured liqueur....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z cabernet vinegar: aged red wine vinegar made from the must of cabernet sauvignon grapes. cachous: small, round, cake-decorating sweets available in silver, gold...

Sheppards Pie

Sheppards Pie Serves 4-6 Meat Layer: 20ml (1 Tablespoon) oil 1 large (200g) onion, diced 1 large (165g) carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 kg raw minced lamb or beef (or 800g chopped cooked meat) 60ml (3 Tablespoons) tomato paste 12g (1 Tablespoon) plain flour 250ml (1 cup)...

Osso Bucco

Photo by Julie O’Malley Osso Bucco olive oil flour salt and pepper 6-8 slices osso bucco (veal or beef) 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced carrot 1 cup diced celery 1 cup dry red wine 1 x 800g tin diced Italian tomatoes 1 500g jar tomato pasta sauce...

Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce Serves 12 Mushroom Sauce: 2 x 440g can mushrooms in butter sauce 2 cups beef stock 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup sherry 2 teaspoons paprika 2 cups sour cream 1kg minced beef 500g pork mince 2 x 60g eggs 1/2 cup chopped parsley Salt...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne Serves 4-6 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1.5kg mince beef 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup beef...

Olive and Lemon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Olive and Lemon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Serves: 4 Meatballs: 50g pitted black olives, chopped grated rind of 1 lemon 500g extra lean minced beef 1 egg yolk salt and pepper Sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 1...

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 3 carrots, finely chopped Sprig of fresh rosemary 200g minced pork 200g minced beef 1 cup white wine 2 cups tomato sauce or pureed tomatoes 2 dried chilli...

Barbecue Steak Rolls

Barbecue Steak Rolls Serves 4 480g lean rump steak, cut into strips 2 shallots (spring/green onions), chopped 1 tsp minced garlic 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce 8 sheets filo pastry 1. Preheat an oven to 190C. Coat an oven tray with cooking spray. 2. Heat a...

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf 4 slices white bread, torn into pieces 1kg minced beef 1 medium brown onion, peeled and cut into eighths 2 garlic cloves 2 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 large egg 1 cup...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 500g minced beef 1/2 tin kidney beans 1/2 tub (70g) tomato paste 1-2 cups of beef stock 1/2 tin diced tomatoes 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp hot chilli flakes Pinch of Salt Sprinkle of Pepper 1...

Creamy Tomato and Lentil Soup

Creamy Tomato and Lentil Soup 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium Spanish onions, sliced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons minced chilli 4 cups tomato puree 4 cups beef stock 1/2 cup tomato paste 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/2 cups/300g red lentils 1 1/4 cups/330ml cream 1/3...

Little Meatballs

Little Meatballs 500g finely minced veal 1 onion, grated 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce 1 egg, beaten vegetable oil, for cooking 1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 2. Roll into little balls in clean, cold hands. 3. Cook in a frying pan in...

Cheese-Topped Lasagne

Cheese-Topped Lasagne Meat sauce can be made a day ahead then covered and refrigerated, or it can be frozen for 3 months. Lasagne can be made a day ahead to the stage of cooking, then covered and refrigerated but it is not suitable to freeze at this stage. This...

Apple and Meatloaf

Apple and Meatloaf 2 Granny smith apples – grated 750g Minced Beef 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs 1 onion – finely chopped salt and pepper 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 eggs – beaten 3 tablespoons Tomato Sauce 2 tablespoons Dark Brown sugar Combine grated apple, mince, breadcrumbs, onion, Worcestershire sauce...

Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail Meatballs 455 g ground beef 2 eggs 80 g rolled oats 5 g dried minced onion flakes 9 drops hot pepper sauce seasoning salt to taste 180 ml ketchup 120 ml water 60 ml vinegar 75 g brown sugar 5 g dried minced onion flakes 3 g mustard...

Herbed Honey Rissoles

Photo by Megan Herbed Honey Rissoles 500g minced beef 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon Soya sauce 2 tablespoons cream 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 chicken stock cubes, crumbled 1/2 cup stale breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly...

Meatloaf

Meatloaf 500 g of mince 1 finely diced onion 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 tsp salt pepper 1/2 tsp 1/2 cup grated raw carrot 1/2 cup diced bacon 2 tbsp tomato or BBQ sauce 1 tsp of beef stock powder Put in a large bowl and mix thoroughly....

Mexican Cottage Pie

Mexican Cottage Pie 1 tbsp vegie oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 250g minced beef 1/2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp ground cumin 400g can tomatoes 1 cup water 300g red kidney beans, rinsed, drain 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp water, extra 1/2 cup grated cheddar...

Potato-Crusted Meatloaf

Potato-Crusted Meatloaf Serves: 6 500g potatoes peeled and cooked 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g lean minced beef 1/3 cup tomato sauce 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce Salt and...

Rissoles

Rissoles 2 lbs mincemeat (ground beef) 2 eggs 1 medium onions (chopped finely) 1 cup breadcrumbs (you may need more) 1/3 cup tomato sauce (ketchup) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1 tablespoon dried herbs (or fresh mixed herbs such as sage, parsley, thyme or what...

Thick Pan Pizza

Thick Pan Pizza Homemade Pizza Dough: 3 cups flour 1 active dry yeast 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons oil Homemade Pizza Sauce: 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small onion, diced 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce 1 8 ounce can chopped tomatoes...

Speedy Shepherds Pie

Speedy Shepherds Pie Serves 4 500g finely minced beef 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 445g can vegetable or beef soup 1/4 cup tomato sauce 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Mashed Potato for topping Pre-mash your potatoes. Heat some oil in a pan and brown the...

Basic White Sauce

Basic White Sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk or cream Salt and white pepper to taste Melt butter add flour, stirring until well mixed, do not let brown, gradually add milk while stirring so not to lump. Pour into saucepan and cook over low heat,...

Saucy Devilled Meatballs and Pasta

Saucy Devilled Meatballs and Pasta 500g mince 1 med brown onion, chopped finely 2 cups stale breadcrumbs 1 egg (beaten lightly) 2 Tbsp tomato sauce 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 x 410g cans tomatoes (crushed) 1/2 cup (125ml) beef stock 1 Tbsp tomato sauce (extra)...

Meat Patties (Age: 12 months+)

Meat Patties 12 months+ 500gm mince (beef, chicken, pork etc) 2 slices of bread made into breadcrumbs 1/2 onion finely sliced 1/4 tin of Watties savoury tomatoes (any flavour) 1 egg Add anything else that appeals. Mix all ingredients well. Heat oven to 180C. Roll teaspoons of mixture in...

Vegetable Pasties (Age: 6 months +)

Vegetable Pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties Serves: 6 2 large diced potatoes 250g diced steak or lean minced beef 2 diced onions 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 diced carrots 2 tablespoons peas 3 tablespoons water 1 beef stock cube 3 thick sheets ready made pastry 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon milk 1. Combine...

Tomato Rice Meatloaf

Tomato Rice Meatloaf Serves 6 500g topside minced beef 250g sausage mince 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice 440g can tomato soup 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Lightly grease base and sides of a 15x25cm loaf pan....

Savoury Meat Pie

Savoury Meat Pie Pastry 2 cups S.R. flour 6 tablespoons butter (6 x 20mls spoons) 80-100mls cold water pinch salt 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) 1/2 cup flour extra Filling meat filling as for savoury mince Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease pie dish. 2. Sift flour and salt into...

Meatloaf

Meatloaf 500g lean minced beef 1 med carrot (grated) 1 zucchini (grated) 1 med onion (grated) Large sprig parsley (chopped) 1 cup breadcrumbs Quarter cup BBQ sauce Quarter cup tomato sauce 1 egg Good sprinkle mixed herbs salt and freshly ground black pepper A little olive or canola oil...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1kg lean minced beef 2 glasses red wine 2x400g cans chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato puree 2 red chillies, thinly sliced, or 3-4 tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander...

Glazed Meatloaf

Glazed Meatloaf 500g minced beef 250g sausage mince 1 egg beaten lightly 1 small (80g) brown onion, chopped finely 1 celery stick 1 small carrot (70g) grated finely 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp tomato sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 cup (70g) stale...

Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco 4 veal shanks (approx 1 1/2-lb each) 6 tbsp butter 2 carrots, diced 2 large onions, diced 3 ribs of celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Flour Salt Pepper 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 28oz can whole tomatoes 1/2 cup dry red wine 15oz can beef stock...

Yuk Sum

Yuk Sum Serves 4 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp ginger, freshly grated 2 Tbsp spring onion 225g minced beef or streaky pork 60g mushrooms, chopped 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1-2 Tbsp Oyster sauce salt and freshly ground pepper Iceberg lettuce leaves Garnish: 1 Lebanese cucumber approx. cut into...

Lasagne

Lasagne Minced beef and cheese sauce mingle enticingly between layers of fresh pasta. Serves 4-6 375g fresh lasagne sheets Meat Sauce: 4 teaspoons olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g lean minced beef 400g can tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons white sugar...