Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Savoury Mince Pie Hot Pot Thing

Making this one up from other recipes.


1 onion, finely chopped
500g mince meat
1 cup water
1 OXO cube
1 clove garic
Dried Rosemary
Dried Thyme
Dried Oregano
Dried Parsely
2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp gravy granules
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp flour
Tins of:
Petit Pois
Packet of Potatoes au Gratin (Aldi sells them)


Heat some oil.
Soften the garlic and Onion
Add the Worcestershire sauce
Add the mince and brown, breaking up lumps with back of spoon.
Add the crumbled oxo, herbs, gravy, 1 tsp maggi and stir well.
Stir in the cup of water slowly
Add the sweetcorn, mushrooms, petit pois and carrots.
Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
10 minutes before the mince is ready make a roux with the butter and flour
Cook roux for 5 minutes
Stir into the mince 5 minutes before the mince is done.
Check seasoning, add more maggi and pepper as required (it needs quite a lot with all those veggies)
Transfer to a casserole dish or something oven proof, allow to cool for 1/2 hour or so.
Open the potatoes and arrange on top, put some of the sauce on top. Reserve the rest of the sauce.
Cook in oven. Gas 6 I guess? 30 minutes? Until hot through and potatoes are cooked.
Heat sauce in microwave.
Serve with some of the sauce.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Nikki's Slow Cooker Nigerian Brown Beans

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 Cups Nigerian Brown Beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsps Palm Oil
  • 1-2 tbsps crushed dried chilli
  • 2 cubes Maggi bouillon
  • Salt to taste
  1. To the slow cooker add water, brown beans, onion
  2. Cook for 7 hours until softened
  3. When the water is almost gone, add in the pepper, maggi, salt and oil
  4. Cook for another hour, taste and adjust seasoning