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Cottage Pie with Cheese Crusted Leeks

A few weeks ago I posted my results with Jamie’s Shepherd’s Pie and I really enjoyed it. This time I thought I’d go for a Cottage Pie. For those who don’t know the difference, Shepherd’s Pie uses lamb, Cottage Pie uses beef. As I do a lot of Jamie and Delia dishes I thought it only … Continue reading

Jim’s Beef Stir Fry

I’ve recently posted a process I’ve called Jim’s 1-2-3 Stir Fry and using that very same process I’m going to show you the beef stir fry I came up with last night. Ingredients: 400g beef, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1/2 cup of baby corn 1/2 cup of of mange tout 1 red pepper … Continue reading

Chilli & Coriander Beef Burgers

As the barbecue season marches on with great gusto I thought I’d have a go at making my own burgers. Having seen some pretty complex and labour intensive recipes (e.g. Heston Blumenthal) I went for what is probably considered the standard and you can find the original recipe here on the Good Food Channel’s website. I’ve just … Continue reading

Jim’s Easy Minced Beef Curry

I’ve been buying minced beef each week recently and refusing to make a bolognese or meatballs, chilli, etc… I  had never done a lot of cooking with mince so I had no idea how versatile it is. I had a look around at a few curry recipes but none of them matched the contents of … Continue reading

Jim’s Super Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

I think this is one of those recipes that everyone should have some version of in their repertoire. You can have some very involved recipes which take a long time and use some ingredients you probably wouldn’t have lying around. At the other extreme you’ve got your jars of sauce. I haven’t got one to hand … Continue reading

Pho Bo – Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

If you’ve been following this blog for a while (Thank You!) you’ll have realised that I’m quite a fan of Asian food and I just love the noodle broths that come out of the different areas. So far I’ve done a couple of Japanese Ramen and a Malaysian Laksa so I thought I’d try out the Vietnamese favourite, pho. … Continue reading

Chinese Style Braised Beef One-Pot

Hello again, sorry it’s been a while, work’s been picking up a bit and then I had some computer problems but I’m back and ready to talk food. This was the last recipe I tried to do on my budget week. I liked the sound of the title and it was on the trusted BBC … Continue reading

Marinaded Steak with Root Vegetable Mash

I take it we’ve all heard of Delia Smith, she’s done more for home cooks over the years than any other modern UK chef I can think of. When I saw this recipe for marinaded steak I thought it would go great with a mash recipe I’d seen when I was doing my pork steaks … Continue reading

Chilli Keema & Chapatis

Hello again. I decided this week that I was just going to eat whatever is in the freezer and last night’s protein was a 1/2 kilo portion of mince. I didn’t want to go for spag bol or chilli con carne so I thought I’d have a look at some keema which is a traditional … Continue reading

The Ultimate Steak & Chips

Hello there. I actually woke up thinking about last night’s meal, that’s how good it was. Thanks to Heston Blumenthal everybody can cook the perfect steak with the best chips every time. Steak and chips has to be one of those dishes that every meat eater will default to at some time or other. The … Continue reading

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