Portly Cooks | 4 Recipes for 2 People

What can you do with beef mince? There are tons of things but the other day I went to the butcher and picked up 800g of beef mince (for £4.50) and wondered how many dishes could I make for 2 people from it… here is the result. Serves 2 Homemade Burgers 200g Beef Mince 1…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Chilli

Serves 2 250g Beef Mince 1 White Onion 200ml Passata 1 tin Adzuki Beans 1 Beef Oxo Cube 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Tabasco Sauce 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Dice the onion and fry off with the beef. Mix in the…

Portly Cooks | Mapo Tofu

Hot, spicy, flavourful and hearty, what else could you want? 150g Beef Mince 1 Pack Silken Tofu 6 Spring Onions 2 tbsp Spicy Bean Sauce 125ml Chicken Stock (Made with cube) 10ml Soy Sauce 10ml Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Sugar Brown off the mince, while that cooks thinly slice the onions, add the white…

Portly Cooks | Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs are one of the simplest things you can make, grab some beef mince a roll it into a ball right? For the sauce 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tsp Tomato Puree 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs For the meatballs 250g Beef Mince Half an…

Portly Cooks | Beef and Mangetout Pasta

Sometimes after a long week at work all you want to do is come home, grab something quick for dinner and sink slowly into the sofa. This dish is perfect for that, it takes essentially as long as the pasta takes to cook. 75g Spirali or Penne Pasta 150g Beef Mince 1 Oxo Beef Cube…

Portly Cooks | Beef Mince Pasta Bake

I made this as I had full intention of making a Lasagna. I had been craving it for AGES but when it came to actually getting down and preparing this I had one solitary sheet of lasagna left in the cupboard. So it became a pasta bake. 200g Beef Mince 75g Spirali pasta ½ Red…

Portly Cooks | Burgers

Well then let’s keep this one simple shall we. I hope you had a fab Christmas and got everything that you wanted. This one isn’t too much faff, I know like me you aren’t really sure what day it is, what time it is and I’m sure you don’t really care. I do know that…

Portly Cooks | Beef Mince and Rice Stir Fry

I had some leftover minced beef to be using up. It’s as simple as that really. I can’t cook rice, I’ve followed all of the ‘how to’ things on the internet and still no success. I have however, found that I can cook the boil in the bag stuff like a pro. 200g Minced Beef…

Portly Cooks | Stilton and Bacon Burger

  Who doesn’t love a burger? I had a massive craving for them the other day so after stopping off and grabbing some beef mince and some cheese it was home to make some dinner! 200g Beef Mince 1 Cheese topped bun 50g Stilton Cheese 2 Rashers Streaky Bacon Handful of Rocket 1 tsp garlic…

Portly Cooks | Chilli Con Carne with Cauliflower Rice

This is something I make once in a Blue Moon, with the Blue Moon a way off but a Total Eclipse last week, it seemed like a good time to make a Chilli. Well, that and the fact I had some Beef Mince that needed to be used. I think the Eclipse is slightly more…