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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

What you need:

What you do:

In a medium frying pan or skillet, cook the minced beef until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.

Place the minced beef, onion, chilli beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chilli peppers and taco seasoning mix in a slow cooker.

Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.

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Christmas Meatballs

 

What you need:

2 eggs

1 packet onion soup mix

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries

2 tbsp minced fresh parsley

1-1/2 lb lean minced beef

SAUCE:

1 tin (14 oz) whole-berry cranberry sauce

3/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup beef broth

3 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp finely chopped onion

2 tsp cider vinegar

What you do:

In a bowl, mix together the eggs, soup mix, bread crumbs, cranberries and parsley. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 12 to 14 balls on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with grease proof paper; microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining meatballs.

In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until heated through, rotating once. Gently stir in meatballs.

Cover and cook on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

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SLOW COOKER CHILLI CON CARNE pic

 

What you need:

500g (1  1/4lb minced beef

1 onion diced

2 stalks celery diced

1 green pepper diced

2 cloves garlic minced

1 (600g) jar Passata

2 (400g ) tins kidney beans liquid reserved from one tin

1 400g tin cannellini beans liquid reserved

1/2 tbsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp salt

3/4 tsp dried basil

3/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp ground black pepper.

What you do:

Place the mince in a frying pan over a medium heat, and cook until evenly brown.

Drain fat.

Place the mince in a slow cooker, and mix in the remaining ingredients.

Cover, and cook on LOW  for 8 hours.

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What you need:

1lb mince beef
salt & pepper
ketchup
mustard
Worcestershire sauce
4 large flour tortillas

Toppings:
Tomatoes, onions, chopped pickles/relish, shredded cheddar cheese

What you do:

Add ground beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat then lightly season with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink. Drain then return to the skillet off the heat and stir in in ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to taste.*  (A good ratio to follow is 3 parts ketchup, to 2 parts mustard, and 1 part Worcestershire sauce.)

Lay tortillas out then spread 1/4 of the seasoned ground beef on one half of each tortilla. Top with toppings of choice then fold over tortilla. Cook in a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat sprayed with non-stick spray until golden brown on one side, then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side. Remove to a cutting board to cool for 5 minutes, then slice into wedges with a pizza cutter.

 

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What you need:

1 7oz. bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed
1 lb. hamburger, browned
1 pkg. taco seasoning, mixed according to directions
1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded Mozzarella cheese
Shredded Lettuce
Sliced tomato

What you do:

Pre heat the oven to 350F / 180C / Gas mark 4

Layer ingredients in 9 x 13 pan as listed – crushed chips, meat and seasoning’s, 2/3 of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and remaining cheese. Bake  for around 15 minutes.
Serve hot.
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What you need:
1 medium  pumpkin (cut into quarters)
2tsp curry powder
1tsp cumin
1tbsp olive oil
300g lean minced beef or lamb
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 leek, finely chopped
100g frozen peas
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
10ml Worcestershire sauce
1tbsp tomato puree
200ml beef stock made from concentrate cube
1tsp thyme

What you do:

Pre-heat the oven to 200C /400F /gas mark 6.

Place the pumpkin onto a roasting tray, drizzle over a little olive oil, season to taste and cook until soft and golden, then cool.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the lean minced beef until browned then remove from the pan. In the same pan fry the onions and leek until soft. Add the mince back to the pan with the garlic and thyme, fry for 2 minutes.

Now add the tin tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock and simmer for 25 minutes.

Now add the tomato puree and frozen peas and stir, season to taste and transfer to small oven proof dish. Take your cooled, roasted pumpkin and with a spoon, scoop the flesh into a bowl then mash with a fork.

Mix in the curry powder and cumin, spread the pumpkin over the minced beef and bake  in oven around for 20-25 minutes.

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What you need:

1 lb / 454g  lean ground beef
1 tin Ranch Style beans
1 10-12 oz bag tortilla chips, crushed
1 tin Ro-tel tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
1 packet taco seasoning
1 tin cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
sour cream and salsa (for serving)

What you do:

Preheat oven to 160C / 325F / gas mark 3

In a large frying pan or a skillet, brown meat and drain off fat.
Stir in beans, tomatoes, onion, taco seasoning, soup and water.
Simmer over medium-low heat until everything is well combined and heated through.

Grease a 9×13 casserole dish. Put down a layer of crushed tortilla chips, followed by a layer of the meat/bean mixture, then half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Top with sour cream and salsa.

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What you need:

2 tbsp olive oil
500g lean minced beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
400g can chopped tomatoes
450g  jar or carton tomato passata
good pinch of dried oregano, or to taste
400g spaghetti
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

What you do:

Heat a wok or large, deep frying pan with the olive oil. Crumble the beef into the pan and stir-fry over a high heat for 2 minutes to break up the meat and brown it.
Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Stir over a medium heat for 1 minute, then add the chopped tomatoes and the passata. Stir well, then add the oregano and seasoning. Cook over a medium heat so that the sauce boils gently, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until thick.
While the sauce is cooking, cook the spaghetti in a pan of salted boiling water for 10 minutes, or according to the pack instructions, until tender with a bite at the centre. Drain and turn into a warmed serving bowl.
Give the sauce one last stir, then pour over the hot pasta.

Toss gently and serve immediately with a little  grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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What you need:

1 onion
1/4 cup olive oil
8 oz. minced beef
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
5 tbsp. red wine
1 tbsp. tomato paste
6 tbsp. whipping cream
pinch dried oregano
1-1/4 lb. lasagne
1/4 cup butter
pinch ground nutmeg
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

what you do:

Pre heat the oven at 180C/ 350F / gas mark 4

Peel and dice onion. Heat oil in pan and fry meat and onions for 5 minutes, until brown. Add salt, pepper, wine, and tomato paste and cook until thick. Stir in cream and oregano.
Cook lasagne in boiling water until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Dry with paper towel.
Arrange lasagne and meat sauce in layers in greased ovenproof dish, ending with a layer of lasagne. Dot with butter and sprinkle with nutmeg and grated cheese.

Bake in the oven for around 10 mins.

Serve hot.

 

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What you need:

1/2 lb minced beef
1 onion  onion ( chopped)
1 medium green pepper ( de-seeded & diced )
2 sticks  celery ( chopped)
1 large tin  chopped tomatoes, un-drained
1-1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning (dried)
7 1/2 oz  macaroni and cheese dinner mix
2 tbsp  milk
1 tbsp butter

What to do:

In a large saucepan, cook the minced beef, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink then drain.

Add  the tin of tomatoes and the Cajun seasoning then cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the mean time , prepare the macaroni and cheese according to packet directions, using 2 tbsp  milk and 1 tbsp of butter.

Stir in the beef mixture &  cook for  another 2-3 minutes or until its all heated through thoroughly.

Serve hot .

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