Recipe: Cowboy Casserole

Savoury main course kind of meals are the make or break of family mealtimes. Flavours need to appeal to a wide range of diners and processes often include, chopping, frying and measuring which all require a degree of accuracy to ensure success. Kids need to learn to master these skill as well so simple main […]

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Try These Sensational Steak Marinades

Steak marinades usually contain 1-2 tablespoons of acidic liquids, such as wine, vinegar and citrus juice, per cup of marinade (any more acid can dry out your steak). These recipes will marinate four beef steaks. To make them, combine the ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl, add the steaks and turn to coat, then […]

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Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie

A traditional favorite – a simple recipe from a simpler time. Serves 4-5 Ingredients 500g lean beef or lamb mince 2 Tbsp oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 parsnip, peeled and diced 2 Tbsp flour ½ C beef stock ½ C good quality chutney 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary Topping: 1kg potatoes for mashing, […]

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Recipe: Cow and Gate Tart

This is a dense and delicious savoury tart. You can load it into a picnic basket and take it on an adventure or devour it warmed through at home with some rocket on the side. Serves 8 Ingredients 250 g Beef Mince 2–3 rashers bacon, roughly chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely […]

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Recipe: Sizzling Steak Stir-fry

Create a stir-fry with a difference. Slice a sizzling-hot steak, very much like the steak served on hot iron plates in Chinese restaurants, and serve over a hot crisply-cooked and colourful winter-vegetable stir-fry tossed in a combination of Malaysian and British sauces. Quick, easy and delicious. Serves: 4-5 Prep time: 15 mins  
Marinating time:  30 mins  
Cooking […]

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Beef and Pasta Salad

Quick and easy and oh so fresh. Just the thing for a busy summer evening or a quick lunch when things are hot! Serves 4 Ingredients 3-4 BBQ steaks 250g farfalle (bowtie) pasta, cooked 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half ½ cup small black olives 200g tub bocconcini (type of mozzarella cheese), cut in […]

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Barbecued Steak With Black Olive Tapenade Butter

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients • 4 Quality Mark steaks (see tips) Black olive tapenade butter • 90g softened butter • Small clove garlic, finely crushed • 2 tbsp black olive tapenade • 1 tbsp chopped black olives • Fresh thyme leaves Method Brush the steaks lightly with oil. Season with salt […]

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Recipe: Mini Burgers

Suitable for toddlers and up, this is a great recipe for that quick, easy and healthy summer lunch or dinner. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 500g lean beef or lamb mince 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 egg 1 cup soft breadcrumbs 1 tsp mixed herbs or 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs (optional) 1 Tbsp canola or […]

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Recipe: Chimichurri Beef

Chimichurri Beef comes from a country that knows a thing or two about beef and barbequing – the land of Los Gauchos, Argentina. So set the dial to maximum Beef! Serves 6 Ingredients •  6 x 180-200g Tenderised barbecue steaks, fully trimmed 
 For the marinade •  2 Tbsp white vinegar •  2 Tbsp olive […]

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Beef Fried Rice

This recipe is courtesy of Claire Gourley, teenage wonder-cook (check out her My Turn to Cook Tonight website). It’s simple to follow, with clear and easy to understand cooking instructions. Why not give yourself the night off and ask the kids to cook this one! Important Tip The recipe works a whole lot better if […]

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