Low-fat beef and ricotta lasagna

Low-fat ricotta cheese is the secret to giving this lasagna a cheesy taste with a lot less calories.   Ingredients (serves 8) 800g lean beef mince 2 zucchini (baby marrow) 2 carrots 250g mushrooms, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 700ml tomato pasta sauce ½ cup water 5 fresh lasagna sheets (whole wheat if possible) 250g…

Beef, bean and veggie chili

Serves 6 This chili gets hearty flavor from beans, bell peppers and corn, while using only a small amount of beef. Top it with your choice of classic garnishes, such as sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, cilantro and lime wedges. Ingredients 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 250g lean ground beef 1 large onion, diced…

Beef chilli hot pot

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g diced beef 1 brown onion, finely chopped 35g packet chilli seasoning 410g can chopped tomatoes 420g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat 1½ tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer…

Slow-cooker tomato, basil and eggplant beef

Ingredients (serves 4) 750g gravy beef, cut into 5cm pieces 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 eggplant, halved, cut into 1cm thick slices 1 zucchini (baby marrow), halved, sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 x 410g cans chopped tomatoes with basil and garlic 2 tablespoons tomato…

Beef with lentils, feta and mint

Ingredients (serves 4) 250g punnet cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 1/2 cup (80g) kalamata olives, chopped 2 x 200g beef, trimmed (any steak, like sirloin, rump or fillet) 1 tbs chopped rosemary 400g can lentils, rinsed, and drained 1 tbs lemon juice 150g reduced-fat feta, crumbled 1 tsp dried mint 2 tbs mint…

Beef & vegetable casserole

Long, slow cooking means the vegetables almost dissolve into this casserole, making it richer. Tastes even better if made the day before. Ingredients (serves 4) olive oil 1 onion , diced 1 carrot , diced 1 leek , diced 2 celery sticks, diced 2 garlic cloves , crushed 75g mushrooms , sliced 500g beef steaks…