Miscellaneous

Green Pasta Salad

Ingredients

57g/2 oz dried pasta shapes | 1 bunch watercress, chopped | 1 Little Gem lettuce, chopped | 6 cherry tomatoes, halved | 3" piece cucumber, diced | 6 radishes, sliced | 2 spring onions, sliced | 1/2 green pepper, deseeded & chopped | 1/2 red pepper, deseeded & chopped | 1/2 yellow pepper, deseeded & chopped | 1/2 level tbsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise | 113g/4 oz tuna canned in brine, drained | 1 stick celery, chopped | 85g/3 oz canned sweetcorn
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Chilli Calzone

Ingredients

1/2 x 560 g (20 oz) packet bread mix | Filling: | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 large onion, chopped | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 2 tablespoons ground coriander | 1 tablespoon chilli powder | 325 g (11 oz) can sweetcorn, drained | 375 g (12 oz) mozzareila cheese, sliced | 1 teaspoon dried marjoram | 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried thyme | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mexicali Golden Corn Pancakes

Ingredients

75 g (3 oz) cornmeal | 25 g (1 oz) plain flour | 2 eggs | 300-450 ml (1/2-3/4 pint) milk | oil or butter, for cooking | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Filling: | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and diced | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tablespoons peanut oil | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced pork | 150 ml (1/4 pint) boiling beef stock | 400 g (13 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) | Topping: | 2 large ripe avocado pears, peeled, stoned and diced | juice of 1/2 lemon | 1 gariic clove, crushed | 150 ml (1/4 pint) soured cream | 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Veal and Apple Pasties with Walnuts

Ingredients

400 g (13 oz) packet shortcrust pastry | beaten egg, to glaze | Filling: | 500 g (1 lb) minced veal | 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced | 50 g (2 oz) chopped walnuts | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, e.g. thyme, parsley, sage, marjoram, rosemary | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spiced Lamb Tart with Apricots

Ingredients

10 sheets filo pastry | 5 tablespoons olive oil | 1 onion, finely chopped | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced lamb | 1 teaspoon ground cumin | 1 teaspoon ground coriander | 2 teaspoons peeled and chopped fresh root ginger | 125 g (4 oz) no-soak dried apricots, chopped | 1 egg, beaten | 75 ml (3 fl oz) Greek-style yogurt | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Empanada with minced beef

Ingredients

Dough: | 150 ml (1/4 pint) lukewarm water | 1 teaspoon sugar | 3 teaspoons dried yeast | 250 g (8 oz) strong plain flour | 50 g (2 oz) butter, diced | 1/2 teaspoon salt | Filling: | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 1 large green pepper, cored, deseeded and diced | 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 Spanish onion, chopped | 175 g (6 oz) chorizo (spicy Spanish sausage), thinly sliced | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | 425 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 4 hard-boiled eggs | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Minced Lamb Rolls

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz) lean minced lamb | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped | 2 teaspoons ground coriander | 3 tablespoons finely chopped unsalted peanuts | 8 sheets filo pastry | soya or sunflower oil, for brushing | poppy seeds, for sprinkling | salt and pepper

Mexican Beef with Lime Rice

Mexican-beef-with-Lime-RiceIngredients:

500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1green or red pepper, cored, deseeded and diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted
150 g (5 oz) frozen sweetcorn kernels
250 g (8 oz) cooked or canned kidney beans
450 ml (3/4 pint) beef stock
250 g (8 oz) long-grain rice
300 ml (1/2 pint) water
juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
salt and pepper

Veal with Chilli and Red Kidney Beans

Veal-with-Chilli-and-Red-KiIngredients:

250 g (8 oz) dried red kidney beans,
soaked overnight and drained
1 small onion, quartered
1 bouquet garni (thyme, parsley and bay leaf)
1  tablespoon sunflower oil
2 onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
500 g (1 lb) minced pie veal
1 tablespoon wholewheat flour
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste)
2 red peppers, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
375 g (12 oz) tomatoes, skinned and sliced
300 ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
boiled rice, to serve

Ma Po's Minced Beef

Ma-Pos-Minced-BeefIngredients:

2 teaspoons cornflour
150 ml (1/4 pint) water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons chilli sauce
1 teaspoon soft dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons groundnut or vegetable oil
125 g (4 oz) lean minced beef
2 teaspoons black bean sauce
6 medium flat mushrooms, peeled and quartered
4 spring onions, sliced thinly into rounds
3 garlic cloves, crushed
297 g (10 1/2 oz) packet tofu (beancurd), drained, dried and diced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
boiled rice or fried noodles, to serve

Hot_tossed Noodles with Spicy Meat Sauce

Hot-tossed-noodlesIngredients:

2 tablespoons groundnut or vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
250 g (8 oz) packet medium egg noodles
sprigs of marjoram, to garnish

Minced Beef and Pasta Supper

minced-beef-and-pasta-suppeIngredients:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, chopped
1  garlic clove, crushed
500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef
300 ml (1/2 pint) beef stock
250 g (8 oz) can baked beans
1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
75 g (3 oz) pasta spirals or shells
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped parsley, to garnish

Italian tonno con fagiole

Italian-tonno-con-fagioleIngredients:
* 283 g/10 oz tuna chunks canned in brine, drained (15 Sins on Green)
* 1 large red onion, very thinly sliced
* 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced into rings
* 1 x 397-g/14-oz can butter beans or haricot beans, drained (21 Sins on Original)
* 4 tablespoons fat free vinaigrette dressing
* 3 tablespoons finery chopped flat-leaf parsley
* salt and ground black pepper
* salad leaves, e.g. lamb's lettuce, rocket, fresh herbs and watercress
* 8 red or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

Chicken liver & mushroom pate

Chicken-liver--mushroom-pate_cIngredients:
* 2 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 125 g (4 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 250 g (8 oz) chicken livers, cleaned and roughly chopped
* fresh thyme sprig, or pinch of dried
* 1 bay leaf
* 125 g (4 oz) butter
* 1-2 tablespoons brandy
* 3 tablespoons fresh green peppercorns in brine (optional)
* salt

Cocktail Blue Laguna

Cocktail-Blue-LagunaIngredients:

* Liqueur of Blue Curacao is 20 ml
* A white rum is 30 ml
* Liqueur of Malibu is 50 ml
* Sprite or Lemonade 100 ml
* 1 Cherry


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