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 | 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 | Lamb Kofta

Sometimes you want to jazz up your evening meals and make something slightly more interesting. Koftas for me are definitely up there with something that will excite not only your eyes but taste buds too. They aren’t particularly that difficult either and everyone loves something on a stick right? 500g Lamb Mince 2 tsp Harissa…

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 | 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 | Dead Easy Burgers

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple. This one doesn’t get much simpler, It’s my go to when I have some mince that needs using up. 250g Minced Beef ½ red onion, finely chopped Garlic powder Seasoning 2 slices Blue Cheese 2 Brioche Buns In a bowl mix together the mince, onion, garlic powder and…

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….