SWEET AND STICKY MEATBALL CURRY

This recipe brings together two types of sauces that us British love: a rich onion gravy and a spicy curry sauce. You can choose to serve this up with mash if you prefer, but we enjoyed it with rice – soaking up that sweet and sticky caramelised onion curry sauce. Using meatballs in this curry…

PULLED BRISKET TAGLIATELLE

Beef that melts in the mouth, a rich pasta sauce, yummy tagliatelle – this dish is to die for! It is also very easy to prepare. All I had to do was pot roast a brisket with some vegetables and boiling water, leaving me with beef ready to shred and a beautiful stock for the sauce. Then…

STEAK AND HALLOUMI SALAD WITH A KIWI CHILLI DRESSING

Quite recently I tasted halloumi with a kiwi and scotch bonnet dipping sauce and it was incredible! Having kiwi with a savoury food was a first for me, the sweet and spicy sauce goes perfectly with the salty halloumi. This got me thinking that I needed to make a salad using a similar combination. What I came up with was…

STEAK AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

Avocado goes well with so many different types of foods; when they are ripe their soft texture and elegant flavour is unlike any other fruit or vegetable I’ve ever tasted. For me, avocados went from an “acquired taste” to something I now add to pretty much every salad I eat. I don’t hear or see…

BEEF CHEEK PALE ALE CHILLI

Chilli con carne is a dish I have grown up eating. Most popularly you will see chilli made with minced meat but I prefer using whole beef that’s been cooked for hours, almost like a stew. The gravy you get from using whole beef is out of this world and it really is worth the…

THE PERFECT BEEF BURGER

For me the secret to the perfect burger is the simpler the better. When I say simple, I mean just some good quality mince, seasoning and nothing else! If you can, make your own mince or get your butcher to make you up a batch. A cut like chuck steak is brilliant for making mince beef….

BEEF AND MUSTARD COTTAGE PIE

The British, known for our fantastic music culture but when it comes to cooking we’re not always the go to cuisine. Despite this, there really are some great dishes. They may not have the fancy names but they’re full of heart and taste great. This inspired me to make my very own cottage pie with…