CHILLI AND TOMATO COTTAGE PIE

This dish is a chilli and tomato twist on the traditional classic: cottage pie. Breaking through that sensational cheese top crust with every mouthful, it goes wonderfully with the smooth, buttery mash topping too.Β  We treated it almost as if it was a lasagne, serving it with salad leaves and some lovely garlic bread. This…

BEEF CHILLI STEW WITH PEARL BARLEY AND DUMPLINGS

This soul-soothing, tasty beef mince and pearl barley stew is a winter warmer indeed. We got the idea by combining a beef chilli with a traditional beef mince and dumpling stew, and the experiment paid off. The pearl barley gives us the wonderful risotto type texture, along with a delicious, hearty gravy. A dumpling or…

ROSEMARY AND BLACK PEPPER BURGERS

This years summer has been so good to us that we need some fresh ideas for the barbecue. Rosemary, most commonly known for lamb is actually just as tasty with beef. Lots of black pepper and some extra mature cheddar cheese make these burgers fit for the summer. imgredients makes 6 1.2kg mince beef (10%fat)…

PLUM AND ALE BRAISED BEEF WITH GNOCCHI

This is comfort food at its best. Sweet braised beef with lovely light and fluffy gnocchi, garnished with spring onion and cucumber to bring that spring freshness to cut through the richness of the dish. It's the perfect Sunday alternative to the usual roast. Just throw all of the ingredients together and braise for 4-5…