Trailer Trash Meatloaf

I’ve seen some fancy recipes online with Parma ham and white wine and such. This isn’t that. Ingredients 500g Lean Minced Beef 6 rashers bacon 3 slices bread 1 large onion 1 egg 2 cloves garlic 3 tbsp milk 1 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tbsp yellow mustard (French’s / stuff you’d put on a hotdog) […]

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One Pot Braised Rice with Crayfish

This probably breaks some culinary rules since it’s chicken stock and seafood but I don’t care: I like it. Equipment Big saucepan with a lid Ingredients 200g Long Grain Rice (don’t use basmati) 400ml Chicken Stock 250-300g Ready to Eat Crayfish Tails 1 Onion Butter/Margarine Method Chop the onion. Melt a dollop of butter/margarine in […]

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Slow Cooker Barbeque Pulled Pork

Since Mark reminded me that I hadn’t posted this yet. This takes a while to cook so plan in advance. Ingredients Pork Shoulder, around 1.8Kg Apple Juice – the cheap, supermarket own-brand stuff is good. Quantity depends on your slow cooker/pork size (see below) 3 Onions 400g Barbeque Sauce Salt & Pepper To Serve Coleslaw […]

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New York Baked Cheesecake

Ingredients Base 85ml butter melted 150g digestive biscuits 1 tbsp golden caster sugar Filling 900g Philadelphia Cheese 250g golden caster sugar 3 tbsp plain flour 1½ tsp vanilla extract finely grated zest of 1 lemon (about 2 tsp) 1½ tsp lemon juice 3 large eggs, plus 1 yolk 200ml soured cream Method Position an oven […]

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Gloriously Unauthentic Pad Thai

Quite a departure from the traditional recipe but this is how I like to make it. Ingredients 2 red onions, sliced very thinly 4 tbsp vegetable oil 400g cooked prawns, drained 4 sachets fine noodles (Sharwoods Stir Fry ones are good) 4 medium eggs, beaten 100g beansprouts 4 tbsp fish sauce 8 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce […]

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Chilli Con Carne

This makes quite a dry chilli, perfect for use in wraps or with nachos. Ingredients 2 large onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 heaped teaspoon hot chilli powder Olive oil, for frying 500g good quality lean beef mince 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried marjoram […]

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