BBQ beef brisket, ranch slaw and Tex-Mex chips

‘Ooh get your laughing gear round that boys’ to quote my husband!! The Slow cooker ruled the day today as footy, hairdressers and shopping beckoned! All prepared in 20 mins tops in my dressing gown and then left to cook low and slow all day! All I then had to do was pop it in…

Beef & beer slice

👀Nothing to see here Gregg’s bakery nothing to see 👀… except that my steak bake is bigger than yours!! My boys love a cheeky steak bake so thought I’d treat to them this mahoosive beef and beer slice version! It literally filled the entire baking tray! Made with simple ready made puff pastry and 3.5hr…

chilli stuffed jacket potatoes

We love chilli and we love jacket potatoes so I fancied mixing it up tonight with these chilli stuffed jacket spuds! Made with lean mince beef, packed full of beans and plenty of hidden veg this is nutritious but kid friendly with just a hint of heat. The chilli can be made in advance or…

Meat & potato shortcrust pie

Sunday dinner this week paid homage to pie week and we just had to go old skool with a meat and potato pie in rich beef gravy. My mum used to make this when we were kids and I can remember the meat bubbling away for hours. I loved it with pickled red cabbage and…

lighter Kofte with carrot + cumin salad

My husband is a huge fan of lamb kofte, but I have rarely made them at home due to the high fat content which just doesn’t agree with my tum!  So I thought I’d do a bit of experimenting and make a lighter version that are just as moist and tasty and a winner all…

Slow cooked Beef, green pepper + mushroom curry

This is a real hit with our boys and us alike. It is quite mild, but so tasty and a bit of a treat. I’ve been making this for over 14 years and is adapted from an Annabel Karmel recipe. It’s become our Christmas Eve tradition curry and I hope to be making it for…

chipotle and lime steak fajitas with avo cream

Perfect for a help yourself weekend picky dinner which my boys love. The steak can be marinated way in advance and then they takes no time at all to cook and put together. Another perfect Saturday night supper. Enjoy, Mrs H x Serves 4 4 thick rump steaks 2 red onions, peeled and cut into…

lighter swedish meatballs + gravy

I fell in love with these little beauties when I first visited Sweden with work years ago, but never attempted to make them until now. Of course this is a healthier, lower fat version but still as tasty and easy to make. Best of all we don’t have to visit IKEA anymore for our meatball…

braised beef + porcini

My boys love a good Sunday stew in the darker months and this hits the spot after a wintry Sunday stroll and explore. Deep, dark and earthy, the beef melts in the mouth due to cooking low and slow in the oven. It can be prepared pretty quickly, and banged in the oven within 15 minutes and then…