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Meatballs with Rioja Sauce

Meatballs with Rioja Sauce An absolutely scrumptious meatball dish, perfect for any occasion.  This dish is best served with crusty bread or your favourite pasta and of course a large glass of Rioja! Serves 4 Prep time:  20 minutes Cooking time:  45 minutes Ingredients For the meatballs 500g lean beef mince 1 onion, very finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, grated 50g …

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The Ultimate Lasagne with Extra Mature Cheddar Sauce

The Ultimate Lasagne with Extra Mature Cheddar Sauce Delicious – what more can I say! Serves 6 Prep time: 45 minutes Cooking time:  50-60 minutes Ingredients For the tomato sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed Pinch of caster sugar 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves only, chopped 1 bay leaf Sea …

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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne There are so many variations of Chilli Con Carne but this has to be one of the BEST!  It takes a while to make so pour yourself a glass of red… the wait is most definitely worth it! Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 2 ½ hours Ingredients For the Braised Mince 1½ tbsp vegetable oil 2 …

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The BEST Cottage Pie

This has to be comfort food at its best. A perfect family meal! Serves 6-8 Prep time:  20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients For the mince 2 tbsp olive oil 1kg lean minced beef 2 onions, finely chopped 2 celery sticks finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 parsnips, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped 10 …

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The BEST Cottage Pie

The BEST Cottage Pie This has to be comfort food at its best. A perfect family meal! Serves 6-8 Prep time:  20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients For the mince 2 tbsp olive oil 1kg lean minced beef 2 onions, finely chopped 2 celery sticks finely chopped 4 carrots, finely chopped 10 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only 4 …

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The Ultimate Spaghetti Bolognese

The Ultimate Spaghetti Bolognese A delicious rich and slowly simmered sauce, which tastes even better the next day – if you can wait that long! Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 15 minutes Ingredients 2tbsp olive oil 100g pancetta, chopped into lardons 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled & grated 600g lean …

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The Best Lasagne with Mature Cheddar & Gruyere Cheese Sauce

The Best Lasagne with Mature Cheddar & Gruyere Cheese Sauce The ultimate homemade lasagne! Serves 6 Prep time: 45 minutes Cooking time:  50-60 minutes Ingredients For the tomato sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed Pinch of caster sugar 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves only, chopped 1 bay leaf Sea …

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Cannelloni with Beef, Spinach & Ricotta

Cannelloni with Beef, Spinach & Ricotta This has to be the best Cannelloni that I have ever tasted – absolutely delicious you have to give it a try! Serves 4 Prep time:  15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 18-20 pasta sheets (approx 13cm x 10cm/5in x 4in) 5 shallots, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic finely chopped 2 tbsp …

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