Western Europe

  • Complexity: easy

Meat Puffs

Ingredients

3 tablespoons self-raising flour | 3 eggs, beaten | 5-6 tablespoons water | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced | 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped | 1 teaspoon turmeric | vegetable oil, for frying | salt, to taste

Middle Eastern Lamb

Middle-Eastern-LambIngredients:

500 g (1 lb) minced lamb
1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs
seasoned flour, for coating
1large onion, sliced
2 tablespoons oil
1 leek, cleaned, trimmed and sliced
1 aubergine, diced
425 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
1 cinnamon stick
pinch of ground coriander
few cumin seeds
4 tablespoons water
150 ml (1/4 pint) white wine
salt and freshly ground black pepper
boiled rice or 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

Beef Noodle Casserole

beef-noodle-casseroleIngredients:

175 g (6 oz) green noodles
750 g {1 1/2 lb) lean minced beef
2 tablespoons oil
2 onions, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons cornflour
425 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon dried oregano
25 g (1 oz) butter
25 g (1 oz) flour
300 ml (1/2 pint) milk
40-50 g (1 1/2-2 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pizza mushrooms

Pizza-mushrooms_cIngredients:
* 1 dessertspoon olive oil
* 2 garlic cloves, quartered
* 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander
* 12 fresh green peppercorns in brine
* 5 ripe tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
* 50 g (2 oz) can anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
* 20 open cup mushrooms, about 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter
* 75 g (3 oz) Edam cheese, grated
* 50 g (2 oz) fresh brown breadcrumbs
* 20 capers
* salt and coarsely ground black pepper

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

Spaghetti alia Bolognese always popular

spaghetti-alla-Bolognese
Ingredients:

375 g (12 oz) spaghetti
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 quantity hot Ragu Bolognese Sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Ragu Bolognese Sauce (minced beef, chicken livers)

spaghetti-alla-BologneseIngredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
50 g (2 oz) smoked streaky bacon, derinded and diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, diced
1 celery stick, diced
375 g (12 oz) finely minced beef
125 g (4 oz) chicken livers, finely chopped
4 tablespoons dry vermouth or white wine
300 ml (1/2 pint) beef stock
1  tablespoon tomato puree
grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons single cream
salt and pepper

Lentil Mince with Pasta and Parmesan

lentil-mince-with-pastaIngredients:

375 g (12 oz) lean minced beef
1 onion, chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
75 g (3 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
250 g (8 oz) tomatoes, skinned and chopped
450 ml (3/4 pint) beef stock
150 ml (1/4 pint) red wine
50 g (2 oz) split red lentils
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
250 g (8 oz) tagliatelle or spaghetti
salt and pepper
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Mushroom kebabs

Mushroom-kebabsIngredients:
* 36 closed cup mushrooms
* 1 red or green sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 2.5 x 1 cm (1 x 1/2 inch) pieces
* 24 baby pickling onions
* 12 baby courgettes, about 375 g (12 oz) cut into 1.5 cm (3/4 inch) thick slices

Marinade:

* 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
* 3 garlic cloves, crushed
* 3 tablespoons Barbados sugar
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* freshly ground black pepper

Mushrooms a la Grecque

Mushrooms-a-la-grecque_cIngredients:
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 tablespoon tomato puree
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) dry white wine
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
* 1 parsley sprig
* 1 thyme sprig
* 1 small stick celery with leaves
* 1 bay leaf
* 250 g (8 oz) closed cup mushrooms
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 head curly endive, to serve

Spanish omelette

Spanish-omelette_cIngredients:
* 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
* 5 large eggs
* 284 ml / 1/2 pint chicken stock made with Bovril
* 170 g/6 oz small new potatoes(6 Sins on Original)
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
* salt and pepper
* Fry Light, for spraying

Omelette

OmeletteIngredients:
* 2 large eggs
* salt and ground black pepper
* Fry Light, for spraying

Sloppy Joes consists of a spiced beef mixture

sloppy-joesIngredients:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped
125 g (4 oz) mushrooms, thinly sliced
750 g (1 1/2 lb) lean minced beef
50 ml (2 fl oz) chilli sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
salt and pepper

To serve:

8 baps, toasted and lightly buttered    
1 small lettuce (optional)    
8 celery sticks (optional)    
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced (optional)    
cucumber slices (optional)    

Indian Lamb Samosas Snacks

Indian-Lamb-samosasIngredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
175 g (6 oz) lean minced Iamb
1 potato, grated
50 g (2 oz) peas
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
oil, for deep-frying
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pastry:

250 g (8 oz) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 g (4 oz) margarine
4 1/2 tablespoons milk

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