Savoury Mince Cobbler

This is one of those dishes that we don't eat that often, but everytime we do, we wonder why on earth we don't have it more often. Tasty, easy to make, cheap and very cheerful, this is a real midweek family treat! Savoury Mince Cobbler An proper retro classic, this recipe will take you right back. Minced meats, onions, vegetables and stock create a wonderful stew, topped with cheesy scones. Easy and economical Large casserole with lid that can be used on the stoveLarge bowlPastry Brush 3 tbsp olive oil2 medium onion (peeled and finely chopped)3 cloves garlic (peeled and finely chopped)450 g minced beef150 g minced pork1 large carrot (peeled and diced)1 large parsnip (peeled and diced)50 g celery (finely sliced)3…

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Lamb Tagine Pie

We all love a good pie, and there are some perennial favourites that we all come back to time and time again. But sometimes it's good to mix things up. Tender shoulder of lamb, stewed with Moroccan spices, honey and molasses, and topped with a crisp filo pastry, this really is one hell of a pie. Using the pressure cooker greatly reduces the cooking time, but you can just as easily cook the tagine in the oven if you prefer. Lamb Tagine Pie And rich and spicy lamb tagine, topped with scrunchy, crispy filo pastry Pressure CookerLarge casserolePastry Brush 800 g shoulder of lamb (diced)3 tbsp plain flour2 tbsp olive oil2 medium onions (peeled and chopped)2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)2 medium…

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Healthy Chicken Cacciatore
Healthy Chicken Cacciatore

Healthy Chicken Cacciatore

Alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared 'hunter-style', and that's exactly the sentiment that this dish kindles. Onions, garlic, herbs, tomatoes and white wine. It's all there, but surprisingly light in touch and low in calories. The addition of the olives adds a depth of flavour that makes this idea for cold winter evenings. Healthy Chicken Cacciatore Classic Italian hunters stew with chicken breast, a dash of wine and olives. 2 tbsp olive oil3 slices prosciutto (or thin streaky bacon, chopped)1 large onion (peeled and chopped)2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)10 leaves sage (finely chopped)2 sprigs rosemary (leaves only, finely chopped)4 large chicken breasts (skinless)200 ml dry white wine400g g tinned plum tomatoes 2 tbsp cherry tomato puree200 g chestnut mushrooms (halved)160…

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Healthy Beef Stroganoff
Healthy Beef Stroganoff with Rice

Healthy Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a classic Russian dish of sauteed beef in a cream sauce with mustard. Here in the UK this tends to be a very rich cream sauce, although traditionally the dish was always prepared with sour cream. This version stays true to that, but swaps in half fat creme fraiche as a great way to keep the fat and calories down. Served with brown rice it's high in protein and high in fibre, as well as tasting absolutely delicious. I'm certain you're going to love it. Healthy Beef Stroganoff Classic steak and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, but with a healthy twist 1 tbsp olive oil1 large onion (peeled and sliced)1 large clove garlic (crushed, peeled and finely chopped)10 g…

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Pork Casserole with Dill Dumplings

As winter well and truly hits, what better way to keep the chills at bay than a warming pork casserole. Add in some fluffy dumplings, and you're talking next level comfort food. This recipe is designed for the oven, but you can easily adjust for the slow cooker. The main cook will take 6 hours on high, or 8 hours on low, with perhaps another 30-45 minutes to finish the dumplings. Pork Casserole with Dill Dumplings A great dish for a midweek family meal. Tasty pork shoulder and vegetables, flavoured with mustard, herbs and cider vinegar to create the ultimate winter warmer Large casserole dish 2 tbsp olive oil900 g pork shoulder (but into large chunks)1 large onion (peeled and chopped)1 medium…

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Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

With the shorter days, and the run up to Christmas, we're all looking for a family dinner that's easy to prepare, and even easier on the pocket, and will have everyone lining up for seconds. Look no further than this super easy slow cooker recipe for Chilli Con Carne. It feels super luxurious if cooked with the diced meats, and the combination of beef and pork gives a real depth of flavour, but you can easily swap it around and use just the one meat. Plus, it works just as well with minced beef or pork, just reduce the cooking times by 10%. If you use minced pork, you should leave it to rest for 10 minutes once cooked, and skim any…

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Easy Coq au Vin with Potato and Celeriac Mash

Coq au Vin is the classic French chicken casserole. Rich and deeply flavoured, this version is a little lighter than the original and is super easy to make. What's even better, it's jam packed full of goodness, and because it uses thighs, easy on the pocket as well. And when you're picking up the thighs from us, you'll be able to find everything else you need next door, at Colyford Post Office and General Stores, including some great quality wines, perfect for this dish. Easy Coq au Vin with Potato and Celeriac Mash Easy to cook, quick to prepare and full of goodness, chicken thighs with red wine. Large casserole 1 tbsp olive oil100 g fat smoked bacon (roughly chopped)8 chicken thighs1…

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Classic Beef Stew

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An absolute belter of a dish when the cold starts to bite, this dish is so quick and easy to prepare, letting the oven do all the cooking so you can get on with other things. Just as easy to prepare in a slow cooker as well, either for 4 hours on high, or 8 hours on low. A perennial family favourite. Classic Beef Stew A winter classic, braised beef with vegetables and gravy. 1 onion (chopped)2 celery sticks (chopped)2 tbsp olive oil3 carrots (chopped)300 g button mushrooms1 kg braising beef (diced)2 tbsp plain flour2 tbsp tomato puree2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp mushroom ketchup700 ml beef stock (stock pots work well)2 bay leaves3 sprigs thyme1 spring rosemary1 tbsp smoked paprika Fry the…

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