Steak with piquant Italian salsa Verde

Serves 4 to 6 This bold green sauce comes together in a flash in the food processor. Garlic, capers and anchovy add complexity to a lively puree of parsley and basil. You’ll have some salsa Verde left over, so enjoy it on chicken, fish or vegetables as well as the beef in this recipe. This…

Beef bourguignon

One of winter’s greatest pleasures is making slow-cooked meals – they’re comforting, timesaving and, because they use less expensive cuts, they’re Rand savers. Ingredients (serves 6) 1½ beef stock cubes 375ml boiling water 2 tbs olive oil 1.3kg beef chuck steak, cut into 4cm pieces 1 brown onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped…

Sweet Beef Curry

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 to 3 tablespoons mild curry powder 750g beef mince ¼ cup fruit chutney 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped ½ cup sultanas ½ cup Chicken stock thick Greek-style yoghurt, to serve Method Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over…

Ratatouille with peppered steak

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 large red capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces 1 large eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces 2 medium zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 2cm pieces 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 400g can finely chopped tomatoes 1 teaspoon…

Meatballs in Vegetable Sauce

Ingredients (4 servings) 500g lean beef mince 1 green onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1 egg, lightly beaten 2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 stalks celery, trimmed, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, grated 1 medium zucchini (baby marrow), grated 500g tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup tomato paste 2…

Beef mince and zucchini bake

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium brown onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 600g lean beef mince 1 cup pasta sauce of choice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves 2 medium zucchini (baby marrow), cut into ribbons 1 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese Fresh oregano and…

Cabbage rolls

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g beef mince ¼ cup red wine (optional) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 100g chargrilled red capsicum, finely chopped 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves 12 large cabbage leaves,…

Mexican meatballs

  Ingredients (serve 6) 1kg lean beef mince 1 red onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh coriander 1 egg 2 tablespoons seasoning of choice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), halved, de-seeded, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 800g can diced tomatoes Sour cream, to serve Fresh coriander…

Beef and lentil slice

Ingredients (serve 4) olive oil cooking spray 2 slices soy, linseed or rye bread 2 small red onions 2 carrots, peeled, trimmed 450g extra-lean beef mince 400g can lentils, drained, rinsed 1 egg white, lightly beaten ½ cup beef stock 100g mixed baby salad leaves 1/3 cup Chutney, warmed   Method Preheat oven to 180°C.…

Tomato and balsamic beef casserole

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 800g beef chuck steak, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 3 medium carrots, peeled, chopped 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 420g can tomato soup 2 cups beef stock 1 cup dried lentils Method Heat oil in a large, heavy-based casserole dish over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 5…