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 | Beef Ragu with Spaghetti

Ultimate comfort food for when you’ve had a long day or a it’s a bit chilly outside. This one does need a little of time though, so maybe a Sunday night for Monday dins? Serves 2 250g Beef mince Half an onion (chopped) 1 rasher bacon (chopped) 1 field mushroom (chopped) 1 tin chopped tomatoes…

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 | Pide

Pide is a meaty flat bread from the street of Turkey, if you’ve never had it I think you’ll love this.  You can pick them up pretty much anywhere in Istanbul, but for now, here is one you can make at home. For the base 125g Strong Bread Flour 70ml Warm Water 1 tbsp Olive…

Portly Cooks | Crispy Chilli Beef

This one is honestly a vital part of my Chinese takeout order. Crispy chill beef is one of the best dishes you can make and it’s all stuff you hopefully will have in the cupboard. 200g Beef (I used skirt) ½ cup Rice 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 tbsp Sriracha 1 tbsp Ketchup 1…

Portly Cooks |Harissa Spiced Beef and Wild Mushrooms on Hummus

Thinly cut strips of beef, slightly spicy harissa and smooth creamy hummus what’s not to like?  This one also works really well with any leftover beef you may have from your Sunday roast or even with no beef at all and a mix of more mushrooms and vegetables, use what you have. Serves 2 200g…

Portly Cooks | Bog Standard Burgers

For when you have a bunch of beef mince in the fridge that needs using up and you really can’t be bothered to cook. These will satisfy, and save you driving to the drive-thru. Makes 4 500g Beef Mince 4 Brioche Buns 4 Slices Burger Cheese Salt and Pepper 1 tsp Garlic Powder It barely…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Beef Dumplings

Roast beef is a great Sunday Roast but there are always leftovers, so here is a different way to use those leftovers up. Leftover Roast Beef 1 Oxo Cube 1 tsp Bisto Gravy Granules 100g Self Raising Flour 50g Atora Suet Water Cut the leftover beef into small chunks and then boil the kettle, with…

Portly Cooks | Soboro Beef

Do you ever have left over minced beef and want to do something more than the traditional, Bolognese, burgers or meatballs? Well this one is just the thing! 200g Beef Mince 15ml Sake 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Mirin 2x Spring Onions 1/3 cup Rice Drizzle of oi 1 egg Seaweed (Optional) Start off by cooking…