Casseroles and Stews

Comforting, warm and essentially simple to create they offer a fulfilling meal that is perfect for growing kids and busy families. On top of this; they can offer a less expensive dinner

Chicken and Chickpea Masala

Chicken-Chickpea-Masala This Chicken and Chickpea Masala was easy to create and the flavour was great – the children liked the sauce and the chicken was tender.   Ingredients 40g butter 1 onion, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 tsp ground ginger 2 Tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp. paprika 2 tsp. ground coriander 1.5 tsp. ground turmeric ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (this was fine with my children – less if yours are very sensitive, more if they like chili) 1 ts...

Simple Moroccan Chicken (Mild)

Moroccan-Chicken-recipe This Moroccan Chicken recipe uses our version of Chermoula Marinade which is easy and simple to create with a food processor. The marinade uses many of the same ingredients as below and is quick to create, however we suggest marinating your chicken for at least 20 minutes before cooking. Ingredients ·         1 kg chicken thighs ·         2 Tbsp Peanut or Olive Oil ·         ½ tsp saffron threads ·         ½ tsp ground cumin ...

Cornflake Noodle Casserole

This unusual Noodle Casserole with Cornflakes is sure to spark attention and offers a great variety to standard noodle dishes. 8 Tbsp. margarine melted 8 oz. medium-wide noodles cooked 4 large eggs 1/3 cup sugar 2 Tbsp. canola oil 1 cup orange juice 14 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup total dried apples and apricots, cut into small bits, Craisins (dried cranberries), or golden raisins Topping 1/3 cup finely crushed cornflakes 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Serves 6  ...

Beef Casserole with Dumplings

beef_casserole_dumplings This beef casserole was flavoursome, filling and perfect with mash for the kids. It makes an easy family dinner for under $30   Beef Casserole 1 kg Chuck Steak, diced 2-3 tbsp. plain flour 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp thyme 3 bay...

Dijon Chicken Casserole

dijon_chicken_casserole This aromatic Chicken Casserole was a crowd pleaser. A simple, quick and easy family meal that anyone can make. Ingredients 1 kg Chicken Thigh Fillets Olive Oil 2 onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 6 bacon rashers, chopped 1 teaspoon butt...

Slow Cooker Beer and Beef Stew

beer_beef_stew_recipe This beer and beef stew offers a really simple and easy family dinner that is fulfilling, and requires little effort. Ingredients 1kg chuck steak, cubed 2 onions, diced 3 carrots, diced 6 button mushrooms 2 cups beef stock 2 bottles of beer (330-375ml) either draft or pale ale 5 potatoes, quartered Salt Pepper 4 tbsp. flour 2 tsp cornflour 3 bay leaves 1-2 springs of thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme Parsley chopped (optional)   Method: 1...

Red Wine, Mushroom and Beef Casserole

beef_casserole_recipe This super easy beef casserole is a family favourite and can be modified to suit your vegetable desires. Ingredients • 1 kg chuck steak, excess fat trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes • 2 tbsp. plain flour • Olive oil • 1 medium (150g) brown onion, chopped • 3 medium (240g...

Spicy Asian Osso Buco

This Spicy Asian Osso Buco is great as a casserole dinner idea for the family or when entertaining friends. Serves: 4 Preparation and cooking time: 2+ hours Ingredients: 4 thick (3-4 cm) slices meaty veal shin, more if they are on the small side 2 tbsp. neutral oil 1 thumb ginger, peeled and finely sliced ½ cup Shaosing rice wine 2 tbsp. Chang’s Oyster sauce 2 tbsp. Chang’s Light Soy Sauce 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar 1 tsp (more to taste) c...

Spicy Apricot Lamb Casserole

A delicious apricot lamb casserole that makes for an easy family dinner. Simply prepare and put in the oven to cook while you attend to the children. SERVES: 4 Ingredients 500g lean lamb leg steaks 1 cup onion diced 1 cup carrot sliced 1 cup celery sliced ½ cup dried apricots ¼ cup plain flour cooking spray 2 cups apricot nectar 2 teaspoons reduced salt chicken-style stock powder (Massel®) 1 x 300ml jar medium salsa (Masterfoods®) 1 tea...

Lamb and Kumara Tagine with Macadamias

lamb_tagine This Lamb and Kumara Tagine offers a  nice hearty dinner with a yummy taste. Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tsp ground coriander seeds 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp paprika 1 bunch coriander leaves with stems, torn 1 onion chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp Suncoast Gold Australian Macadamia Oil 1.2kg boned lamb shoulder, trimmed,...