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What you need:

12 English-cut short beef ribs (about 5 lbs 15¼ oz (2.7kg) )
1.8 pts /1 L  reduced-salt chicken stock
3 fl oz / 85 ml  soy sauce
2 oz / 55g  sugar
3 tbsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tbsp Korean red chilli paste or sambal oelek, plus more for serving
2 tbsp dark (toasted) sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 bunch spring onions (white and green parts, separated), thinly sliced
For the noodles and garnishes:
280 to 10½ oz  /300g  medium-thick rice noodles (also called rice sticks or jantaboon)
1 carrot, finely grated
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1¾ oz  /50g  coriander leaves, torn
2 limes, cut into wedges

what you do:

Remove any silver skin from the surface of the short ribs, and then make two cuts across the grain, through the meat down to the bone. Put the ribs in a slow cooker.

Whisk together the stock, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, chili paste, sesame oil, garlic and spring onion whites. Pour over the ribs. Cover and cook on HIGH for six hours.

About 30 minutes before serving, put the rice noodles in a bowl with hot water to cover. Soak until tender and pliable, about 30 minutes.

Skim any fat that may have collected on top of the beef broth and discard.

Divide the noodles among six large shallow bowls and ladle the broth over top. Cut the meat from the ribs if desired and divide the meat evenly among the bowls.

Garnish with the carrots, cucumber, coriander, lime and the remaining green parts of the spring onion, plus more chilli paste to taste.

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What you need:

750g braising beef  (cut into large pieces)
2tbsp sunflower oil
4 garlic cloves  (sliced)
1tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped)
1 leek (finely chopped)
1tsp Chinese five-spice powder
2tbsp plain flour
2tsp sugar
3tbsp dark soy sauce
500ml water
1tbsp chopped fresh coriander
For the cabbage
1 small Savoy cabbage (stalks removed and finely shredded)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1tsp sunflower oil
1tsp sesame seeds
400g white rice to serve

What you do:

In a bowl, toss the beef in the flour. Heat a large frying pan and cook the beef in 1tbsp of the sunflower oil until nicely browned. Pop onto a plate.

In a large pan and a little of the sunflower oil and cook the garlic, ginger, leek and chilli until soft and fragrant.
Add the beef and Chinese 5 spice and continue cooking for 5 minutes before adding the sugar, soy sauce and water.
Bring to steady simmer and cook over a low heat with a lid on for about and hour and a half until the beef is really tender. Season to taste.

For the cabbage :  take a medium sized saucepan and warm up the sunflower oil over a medium heat.
Add the garlic and before it browns add the shredded cabbage.
Cook with the lid on for a few minutes. Add a mug of water and cook until almost evaporated.

Add the sesame seeds and serve with the braised beef and some boiled rice.

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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:

1 oz / 25g  butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, finely sliced
1½lb / 750g  Pink Fir Apple potatoes, peeled, parboiled and sliced into 1cm/½in pieces
8oz /250g  handful fresh spinach, cooked and roughly chopped
10  eggs, lightly beaten
salt and freshly ground pepper

What you do:

In a large, heavy-based frying pan, heat the butter and oil. Cook the onions slowly until transparent and soft.
Add the potato slices and fry gently for two minutes.

Stir in the spinach.

Season the eggs with salt and freshly ground black pepper and pour onto the contents of the frying pan.
Cook over a low to medium heat: it may take up to ten minutes until the egg is set enough to turn the tortilla over, and if the heat is too high, the bottom will burn before the middle is set.

Once the bottom is nicely browned and the centre has set, it is time to turn it over. This is done with a double flip: place a plate (or the bottom of a tart tin) over the pan and flip it over once, so that the cooked surface of the tortilla is on the bottom. Take another plate, and flip it again so the cooked surface is on the top. Then place the frying pan back over the tortilla plate and flip one more time, so the uncooked bit is now in contact with the base of the pan.

Replace the pan over low heat until the tortilla is cooked through.
Serve hot, warm or cold, cut into slices or cubes.

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What you need:

4 skinless chicken breasts

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus 1 teaspoon

1 ml  olive oil
1 red  pepper, (seeded & diced)
1 yellow  pepper,( seeded & diced)
3 oz prosciutto, chopped
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
125 ml  white wine
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp fresh oregano leaves
125 ml chicken stock
chopped fresh parsley leaves

What you do:

Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken until browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Using  the  same  frying pan, over medium heat, add the peppers and prosciutto and cook until the peppers have browned and the prosciutto is crisp, (around 5 minutes).

Add the  crushed garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in  the tomatoes & wine, then add the  herbs.

Return the chicken to the pan, add the stock, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Garnish with the parsley & serve.

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What you need :

16 chicken wings
4 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar

What to do :

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F /gas mark 4
With kitchen scissors remove the wing tips of the chicken.
In a bowl, mix together the paprika, coriander, celery salt,cumin, cayenne pepper, red wine vinegar and oil.
Rub the mixture over the chicken wings making sure there all coated evenly.
Place in fridge for an hour, so the flavour’s can soak into the meat.
Place in the preheated oven for around 30 mins or until the juices run clear.

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