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Boerewors the traditional way

Boerewors the traditional way...

Sometimes only a boerewors roll will satisfy the hunger! If you have ever been driving around and racked your brain for the location of that guy making boerie rolls outside the supermarket or the butcher in the middle of the day and have traveled about 10km to find one, then you know you are a born and bred South African! The rest of you may not quite understand the simple pleasure of biting down on a boerewors roll but...
Mamas Lasagna Recipe

Mamas Lasagna Recipe...

Mamas Lasagna recipe Every now and then a recipe comes along that you just have to print and keep, bookmark or do whatever you need to so that you do not lose it and this old fashioned Lasagna recipe is one of those easy recipes. Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients, you will have most of them in your cupboard. There is no low fat low salt this or that, it’s from a great friend of mine whose grandmother...
Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs

Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs...

Beef short ribs are the ideal replacement for lamb shanks. Not only are they so tasty they are also quite affordable. Don’t be put off by the sinew and fat in the cut; they disappear when cooked in the wine and stock. The end result being a tender mouth watering dish that your friends and family will be talking about for a long time. What you need Olive oil 6 Thick cut short ribs (1.2 – 1.5 kg) 1 Large head of...
Roast Prime Rib on the bone

Roast Prime Rib on the bone...

Prime Rib on the Bone I have recently moved into a new place and had a few friends over for dinner so decided a good roast was in order and what surprised me was the price of prime rib on the bone at under R60/kg. I used 1.8kg which was plenty for the 5 of us and it was so incredibly tasty it is something I will be doing over and again. (for 4-6 people) Anyway, the dinner was a real hit, Prime rib roast, melanzane (they...
Mixed mince meatloaf

Mixed mince meatloaf...

Mixed mince meat loaf The mixture of pork and beef with a hint of sage in this meatloaf recipe is something quite marvelous. I am a big fan of meatloaf, it’s cheap, makes a great easy dinner and is fantastic on sandwiches. It’s really important to use extra lean mince especially with the pork and to keep it nice and moist either put a bowl of water in the oven when cooking it or put the loaf tin in a roasting...
Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole...

Toad in the hole Don’t let the few ingredients fool you on this Toad in the hole recipe, it is fantastic. The batter will rise and rise and you will be tempted to open the oven, but resist and you will be rewarded with a puffed up Yorkshire pud that is hard to beat. If the areas below the sausages are a little wet don’t fret, this is exactly what you are meant to have. (for 3-4 people) What you need 6-8 pork/beef...
Seared Beef Carpaccio

Seared Beef Carpaccio...

Beef carpaccio Carpaccio is a perfect hot weather starter and a few weeks ago I made it for a dinner party along with the Eton Mess as a dessert and it went down so well I will be doing it again and again. The main was a slow roasted pork belly done by a mate of mine who is legendary with pork. The best part of this recipe is that it is so simple, takes so little effort and is incredibly delicious. You do need a very...
Beef with broccoli

Beef with broccoli...

Beef Broccoli This is a super quick, delicious meat dish that you will use again and again. Chinese food is generally very quick, easy and healthy and this one is no exception. It’s a fabulous week night meal that takes just minutes to make. I really love Chinese food and this one, along with the egg fried rice and sweet and sour pork are real favourites of mine. Good for 4 people. What you need 350g rump steak 1...
Steak pies

Steak pies...

Steak pie I have had a few requests for pie recipes lately which is probably on account of the weather cooling down and this weekend was perfect to try out a homely steal pie recipe. This recipe can easily be adapted to make a pepper steak pie by adding cracked black pepper so for those who have requested pepper steak pies, this is for you as well. You want a steak that has little fat on it like sirloin or some good chuck...
Meat lasagna

Meat lasagna...

Meat lasagna This is the classic meat lasagna recipe that you have probably had a variation of many times in your life. The meat sauce is the classic meat sauce base used in most Italian pasta recipes that can be altered for your own taste. Every Mom, Dad, or Grandmother seems to have their own perfect recipe so start here and create your perfect lasagna. I like to add a tablespoon of Chutney substituting the wine with...
Bangers and mash

Bangers and mash...

Bangers and mash Bangers and mash with a tomato and onion gravy is the easiest and tastiest recipe thanks to tinned tomato and onion mix. You can use pork or beef sausages, tastes just as good. You really must give this a try, it will become a regular in your household, simple tasty home style food. Lets call it African Bangers and Mash, the British bangers and mash uses a brown gravy, here we are giving it some real...
Slow cooker Oxtail stew

Slow cooker Oxtail stew...

Oxtail stew Winter just shouts Oxtail stew and this Oxtail slow cooker recipe is fantastic, it takes the better part of a day to cook so put it on to cook on Saturday for your Sunday lunch and give it a gentle heat about 2 hours before serving. The meat is incredibly tender and the combination of the coke and red wine do wonders. I found this recipe in Zhoozsh, Jeremy Mansfields recipe book, what a great buy, every recipe...
Slow cooker beef roast

Slow cooker beef roast...

Slow cooker beef For this seriously simple crock pot beef recipe I used short ribs, they came out beautifully tender and the sauce was delicious. This is a no fuss, 5 minute preparation and then hours in the slow cooker to tenderise and create a fabulous, full of flavour dinner. Thanks to Knorr and Royco for this one, it just could not be easier. (4 people) What you need 1.5kg short ribs or 1 kg brisket or any other beef...
Winter beef stew

Winter beef stew...

Beef stew Winter and hearty beef stews are synonymous and this beef stew recipe is just perfect and very easy to make. It can be done on the stove top or in the oven. It is pretty much foolproof and takes only a few minutes to prepare, then just leave it to simmer and check on it from time to time. (4 to 5 hungry people) What you need 60ml Oil ½ cup flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons crushed...

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