Tag Archives: Beef
Healthy cottage pie

Cottage, Shepherd’s and Rustler’s (Cheat’s) Pie

In a short series of pie posts (two, to be honest), I thought I’d share my very easy approach to Shepherds/Cottage pie. And a real quick cheat’s version. Again, start with a pan of spuds. Gently fry a finely diced onion and carrot for about five minutes, then add mince (lamb or beef depending on […]

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Ragu – just like me mum used to make

It was quite strange to find out in my 20s that what I’d eaten all my life as spag bol was really nothing of the sort. It was ragu and it’s supposed to go with wide pasta. And since I’ve discovered a more authentic version of Bolognese I’d got out of the habit of making […]

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Top Five Easy Teas of 2010

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D I had a new year’s email from the nice chaps at WordPress this week with lots of useful facts and figures about my blog. I sort of keep an eye on the stats I see in terms of how many people are reading, but I don’t really have much of an […]

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giant yorkshire filled with good stuff

Giant filled Yorkshire puddings

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D I have a slightly odd relationship with Yorkshire puddings. As a kid I never liked them (which for me translates as wouldn’t try them) and it wasn’t until I went to live in York and saw these massive Yorkshires filled with meat, veg and gravy and I really gave them a […]

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Speedy beef stroganoff

This rich, creamy dish is a great way to make steak go a bit further.It’s tasty, quick and if you use low fat creme fraiche in place of sour cream it’s pretty healthy too. The meat is not cooked for long so is best with fillet (although sirloin and rump are both fine too). See […]

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A big pot of chilli con carne

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D I think the key to a good chilli is time. It’s very quick to put together but does need about an hour on the hob. It’s something I’ll often cook for tomorrow’s tea at the same time as something quick for tonight’s. I think red kidney beans are the work of […]

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Sausage pasta in tomato ragu

This is pretty much my all-purpose pasta sauce recipe (the tomato version, anyway – see below for the cheese version). Tonight I’m making it with sausages cos they were on offer in Marksies – got up too late for the market this Saturday. We eat it with turkey quite often too for a good low […]

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German meatballs

Marvelous meatballs in tomato sauce

These quick and delicious meatballs are simple and cheap to make. This takes about an hour to cook but the prep time’s about 15 mins. So you can get it sorted as you walk through the door and go and do something else for an hour while it does its thing in the oven. So […]

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Tsatsiki and beef kebabs

I found a yellowed newspaper clipping that I’d ripped out in the summer of 1997 – a recipe for tsatsiki that been meaning to get round to for 12 years!

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Best bolognese ever in minutes

Best bolognese ever in 12 minutes flat? Well, yes and no. Bit of cheating going on here as this is one of my absolute favourite mid week teas, but it relies on a little bit of weekend work. It’s a case of making a huge pot of the sauce and then freezing it in about […]

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