A great alternative to the classic beef and red wine stew. This slow cooked beef can be whipped up in 20 minutes flat and will melt in your mouth.
Ingredient: diced tomato
Chilli con carne, is there anything better to eat in Winter? Ladled on top of some brown rice with a few corn chips on the side and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal. I decided to make up a batch of this chilli a few […]
Breakfast food, who doesn’t love it? I have to admit, breakfast isn’t exactly my strong point on weekdays. If you’ve got time to spend 40 minutes preparing breaky on a weekday- I salute you.
Nope, Monday through to Friday I’m a muesli and yoghurt person but at least once on the weekends I like to make something awesome to start off the day.
A few months ago I woke up on a Sunday morning and had a hankering for a flavour explosion so I trekked on out to my fridge and grabbed whatever ingredients I could find without having to over exert myself. Capsicum, zucchini, onion, garlic, eggs and a lone link of chorizo. Excellent.
As I searched for my little red cast iron fry pan that I picked up from an Op Shop years ago and scrounged around for a lid that would fit it, I started concocting this recipe. I needed spice and I needed sauce. To the pantry! A tin of tomato and a quick fossick (see what I did there?) through my spice shelf and BOOM- I was on my way to Favourtown.
I’ve been trying to up our veggie intake so I’ll sneak a grated zucchini in to just about anything and in this meal it works really well. The zucchini melts away and creates a delicious texture for the sauce. Oh the sauce. Sweet, savoury and mildy spicy- its exactly what my taste buds were searching for. In all honesty, you could add whatever veggies you have on hand in to this dish. Peas, beans, shredded carrot- go nuts! If you’re a hot and spicy lover- whack in some dried chilli flakes for an extra hit.
Vegetarians- don’t fret. Add a tin of beans instead of the chorizo and you’re good to go. You’ll just need to start this recipe at step 2 and add the beans after the tomatoes- easy!
Serve this masterpiece with your favourite bread (Sourdough for me!), a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped dill. A cup of strong coffee also washes this down nicely.
This recipe has become a staple for us and we cook it at least once a month. It’s simple, delicious and filling and is the perfect way to begin or even end a weekend.