An easy-bake cottage pie of winter vegetables and minced beef.
Incredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil / 500g 5-star mince beef / 400g can diced tomatoes /1 teaspoon Italian dried herbs / 1 cup beef stock /1 1/2 kg sweet potatoes / 2 tablespoon milk / 1 cup frozen peas / 1 onion, finely chopped / 1 red capsicum, chopped
Add diced tomatoes, herbs and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer pie filling for 10 mins. Preheat the oven to 200C or 180C fan-forced.
Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan and cook the onion and capsicum over medium heat for 5 mins. Read More
Deliciously rich oxtail stew recipe, with oxtails braised in red wine and stock, with onions, parsnips, and carrots.
Have you ever had oxtails? Most people I know haven’t even heard of them, which is really quite a shame. Think braised beef short ribs, but with even more flavor, and you’ll get a sense of why those of us who eat oxtail get dreamy eyed when we think about them.
Yes oxtails come from a steer’s tail—a well exercised muscle, marbled with fat. The segments are vertebrae so they have lots of iron-rich marrow as well.
My father, who grew up during the Depression, remembers oxtails as being food for people with little Read More
This is oh, so simple, but oh, so good. Great if you’re organised and can leave the steaks in the marinade the day before you need them, but failing that, a few hours will do. The recipe was created specially to serve with Aligot (mashed potatoes with garlic and cheese), but it needs two to eat and two to cook: one to do the steaks and one to whip the potatoes!
Put the steaks in the shallow dish or polythene box, then mix the red wine, Worcestershire sauce and garlic together and pour this over the steaks. Cover with clingfilm or put the lid on, then place in the fridge Read More
Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins
- 1 tbsp black peppercorn
- 1 tbsp English mustard powder
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp Celery seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Olive oil
- About 2kg/4lb 8oz topside joint of beef
For the gravy
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 2 beef stock cube
- 3 tbsp caramelised onion chutney or marmalade
- 2-3 tsp Marmite
1.Crush the peppercorns, mustard powder, thyme and celery seeds together with some salt, using a pestle and mortar. Stir in the oil, then rub it all over the beef. (If you have time, cover and chill the joint overnight to marinate. Bring the beef out of the fridge 1 hr Read More
(Or how to barbeque meat for the rest of us)
To “braai” or barbeque (Bar-B-Q) meat is a South African tradition. We usually do it once or twice a week, probably more. It’s a chance to get your friends and/or family together, sip some wine or down a couple of cold ones.
In this Instructable, I am going to show you how, with a little preparation and some scientific genius, you can “braai” like an expert and serve up the most succulent meat.
What you will need:
Some red meat, preferably rump, fillet or sirloin. I got rump.
Some Pineapple juice
Some Balsamic Vinegar
Before starting wash Read More
How about a Sloppy Joe?
Originally dreamed up and served in the USA, and now a firm favourite at delis and school tuckshops in South Africa, the Sloppy Joe is a ground beef burger/sandwich – something like Bolognese Sauce in a Hamburger Bun!
Different areas have different versions of what a “Sloppy Joe” is. The one that we are presenting is adapted from simplyrecipes.com (http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/sloppy_joes/#ixzz4OrETmq1T)
It’s a sweet and tangy version, made with lean mince that you ladle onto a hamburger bun. It’s a fantastic mess, and that’s why kids will love it.Sweet and Tangy Sloppy Joe
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 4
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup minced carrots (can Read More
You’ve had a busy day and don’t feel like spending ages making dinner…. Here’s a quick and easy, but delicious stirfry recipe:
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 kg Meat Online Beef Stirfry (get it here)
- 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 4 carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- A pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- (You can also buy pre-cut stirfry vegetable packs from most supermarkets – this will make the preparation even easier!)
- Heat vegetable oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef until browned, 3 to 4 minutes
- Move beef to Read More
We love this recipe because, well, we love steak sarmies, but also because they are flavoured with South Africa’s own hot and sweet pepper – “Peppadews”
- 1 cup Peppadew peppers, drained
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- Freshly ground pepper
- Vegetable oil, for brushing
- 1kg prego or minute steaks (6 steaks) / get it here
- Maldon salt
- 6 ciabatta or other rustic rolls, split open
Put the Peppadew peppers and mayonnaise in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Transfer to a bowl; clean out the food processor. Add the blue cheese, sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to the processor and pulse until combined. (The spreads can be made 1 Read More