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 | 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 | Uni Recipes – Beef Mince Pasta

Carrying on the theme of University food from my previous post, this one was a staple at Uni, well for me at least. It’s super cheap, dead easy to make and really rather tasty too. It has a handful of ingredients which even the most novice student cook can make into something edible, trust me….