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 Kofta

Make something other than a burger with beef mince! 200g Beef Mince 2 tsp Harissa Spice (Sainsbury) Flatbreads Garlic Mayo Hot Sauce This is a nice one for when you have got a lot of time.  In a bowl mix together the beef and the spice, make into little sausage shapes with your hands and…

Portly Cooks | Beer Mac n Cheese, with Crispy Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese is one of the greatest things to have ever been created in a kitchen. It is up there with most people’s top comfort food, this one is no exception, when I made this I used spirali and I had it for lunch for the next two days! You can easily feed 4…

Portly Cooks | Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls what is not to love about shoving one these fabulous little cakes in your face and indulging! This is the first time I’ve made Cinnamon Rolls and so need a little help and these are based on this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen with a few changes. ¾ Warm Milk 1 Sachet Dried Yeast…

Portly Cooks | Beer Butt Chicken

A few weeks ago at the launch of the Cambridgeshire Cookbook I got talking to Felicity from Balkan Pottery about her roast chicken pot.  It’s a great old style cooking pot with a little sealed funnel in the middle not unlike a funnel cake tin, but this one you can fill up with fun things. …

Portly Cooks | Pork Chop and Chilli Corn

When you are in need of a quick and easy dinner nothing is better than a pork chop baked in the oven. You can just stick it in there and leave it, grab a shower, have a coffee whatever you need to do.  To go with the pork the simplest of accompaniments that only requires…

Portly Cooks | Baked Pork Chop with Shredded Sprouts

There is something about a pork chop, it has the answer when you can’t think of what to have for dinner. 1 Pork Chop 6 Brussels Sprouts ½ Medium Courgette 2 Rashers Back Bacon Seasoning Heat the oven to 200c and on a baking sheet season the chop on both sides. Stick it in the…

Portly Cooks | BBQ Chicken Thighs | Midweek Meal

Food that you can forget about or food that takes minutes to make is the perfect recipe for the middle of the week, no? These thighs are kind of both in one package. You can even prep everything the evening before and then all you need to do is cook it, what could be simpler?…

Portly Cooks | Baked Lamb Chop, Aubergine and Courgette

We keep being told people are getting busier and busier and have no time to cook. This one should help you out of that problem. 4 Lamb Chops ½ Courgette ½ Aubergine ½ Sun Dried Tomatoes ½ Red Onion Clove of Garlic Balsamic Vinegar As I said this one is nice and simple, a chuck…

Portly Cooks | Truffle and Paprika Chicken Thighs

I bought myself some truffle oil recently and since then I’ve been putting it on everything. Well, mostly chips actually but nearly everything. For this one I thought I would leave out the chips and try it on something different. 3 Chicken Thighs 1 tsp White Truffle Oil 1 tbsp Rapeseed Oil 1 tsp Smoked…