2 tbsp olive oil
2 leek, sliced
200 g mushrooms, sliced
2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
1 tbsp seasoning, we used Schwartz Moroccan
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 can KOO Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
100 g cheddar, coarsely grated
4 slices granary bread torn into pieces
Burger buns, lettuce, tomato and other favourites, to serve
Salt and pepper to season

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a shallow saucepan over a medium flame. Tip in vegetables, seasoning and soy sauce, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes until soft. Tip veggies into a food processor with the beans, cheese and bread, season, then pulse to a thick paste. (Can also be left rough, for extra texture, just pulse a few times, so it is easy to bind into a burger).
With wet hands, mould mix into 8 burgers. These can be kept in the fridge for 2 days or frozen, stacked between greaseproof sheets for up to 2 months.
To cook, heat oil in a frying pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until crispy. Season with salt and pepper while cooking.

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Tomato Risotto

45 ml (3 Tbsp) olive oil
15 ml (1 Tbsp) butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 leek, sliced
1 large garlic clove, crushed
250 g (1 cup) Arborio rice
1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Whole Peeled Tomatoes
15 ml (1 Tbsp) Rhodes Quality Tomato Paste Sachet
1lt. (4 cups) chicken stock, hot
salt and freshly cracked black pepper
to serve: fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan

Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the onion and the leek and fry until softened. Add the garlic and fry for a few minutes more. Add the rice and toss well. Turn the heat down to medium and add the Rhodes Quality Whole Peeled Tomatoes, the Rhodes Quality Tomato Paste Sachet and 125 ml (½ cup) of the stock. Stir gently until the measure of liquid added is absorbed by the rice and then add another 125 ml (½ cup) of stock. Continue cooking, adding stock when necessary until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat. Season to taste and serve immediately topped with grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

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Blatjang Aartappels


6-8 middelslag aartappels sout
250ml vrugte blatjang
250ml kook water
125ml mayonaise
1 pakkie dik wituiesoppoeier

Kook aartappels in skil net tot sagm Verhit die oond tot 180 grade C. Dreineer aartappels en halveer elkeen met skil en al oorlangs. Plaas die halwes met die gesnyde kante na bo in ‘n vlak oondvaste bak met ‘n inhoudsmaak van +- 2,5 liter Meng die res van die bestanddele en skep dit oor die aartappels en bak vir ‘n halfuur lank. Bedien warm.

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Ertjie Slaai

Bedien 6 tot 8 mense gemaklik.

1 x Blik ertjies
1 x Blik botterbone (Die wit groot bone)
1 x Medium ui
1 x Medium Green pepper
¾ koppie mayonaise
½ koppie gedroogte sultanas \ 2 x Piesangs \ Geblikte perskes fyn opgesny
¼ koppie kondensmelk
1 T mosterd poeier opgelos in 2 x T asyn
Sout en suurlemoen pepper na smaak

Kap nou die ui en green pepper vyn op en meng eenvoudig al die bestandele saam. Let wel jy kan die saltanas \ Piesang \ Geblikte perskes nie saam gebruik nie, maar jy kan dit om die beurt probeer en elke keer is jou slaai ‘n wenner. As jy die piesangs gebruik, voor jy dit in die res van die bestandele meng gooi net eers ‘n bietjie suurlemoen sap oor sodat die piesangs nie verbruin nie. Kan meer piesangs bysit om die slaai te rek.

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Pork Sausage Breakfast


1 tbsp light olive oil
8 pork sausage, cut into chunks
6 spring onions, finely chopped
200g mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g cherry tomatoes, halved
400g tin baked beans
4 large free-range eggs
¼ tsp sweet smoked paprika
40g feta
2 tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley, to garnish

Heat the oil in a large, wide frying pan. Brown the sausages for 2–3 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the spring onions and mushrooms to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 3–4 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, beans and sausages and simmer for 20 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through.

Make four wells in the mixture and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan and steam for 6–8 minutes, or until the whites are set or cooked to your liking.

Sprinkle a little paprika over each egg, crumble over the feta and spoon into bowls. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

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Cottage Pie Potatoes


1 onion, finely chopped
250g beef mince
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 beef stock cube
2 large baking potatoes around 325g, washed well
50g Cheddar, grated
20g butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the onion, beef and herbs in a large saucepan over a medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Add the tomatoes, crumble in the stock cube, then refill the tomato can with cold water and pour into the pan. Season with salt and pepper, reduce the heat slightly and cook for 20–25 minutes, stirring regularly, until the meat is tender and the sauce is thick.

Meanwhile, prick the potatoes a couple of times with a fork and place on a microwavable plate. Cook the potatoes in the microwave on high for 10–12 minutes, then carefully turn over and cook for a further 4–5 minutes, or until soft. Check by poking a skewer or knife through the center. Leave to stand until cool enough to handle.

Cut the potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out the insides into a bowl. Mix the potato flesh with half the cheese and butter, season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Put the potato skins, cut side up, in a microwaveable flameproof baking dish.

Spoon half the cooked mince into the potatoes. (Freeze the rest or chill and eat the next day with pasta or on toast.) Top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Cook on high again in the microwave for 3–4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the mince and potatoes are hot. For a crispy topping, place under a preheated hot grill for 2–3 minutes, or until golden-brown.

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1 kg Hoender
Sout & Peper
1 Pakkie Sampioensop
250 ml macaroni
125 g botter of margarien
2 uie in blokkies gesny
4 tamaties in blokkies gesny
125 ml ongesifte koekmeelblom
200 ml Water
250 ml Kaas

Geur hoender met sout & peper en kook tot sag.  Ontbeen en sny vleis in stukke. Vul hoendersous met water aan tot 625 ml. Voeg soppoeier by, roer gereeld en kook tot dik. Kook macaronistukkies in soutwater to sag en dreineer. Smelt botter in ‘n groot kastrol. Voeg uie by & braai tot sag. Voeg tamaties by en kook ‘n rukkie. Meng meel met water en roer by tamatiesous. Voeg sop by en
roer tot gemeng. Voeg hoender, kaas en macaroni by, meng en laat ‘n paar minute prut. Sit warm voor met rys en ‘n slaai.  (6 – 8 persone.)

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Chicken chasseur


8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped into large pieces
4 chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
200g pack baby button mushroom
1 tbsp plain flour
400g tin chopped tomato with garlic
1 beef stock cube
dash Worcestershire sauce
handful of parsley ,chopped

Heat a shallow saucepan and sizzle the bacon for about 2 mins until starting to brown. Throw in the chicken, then fry for 3-4 mins until it has changed colour. Turn up the heat and throw in the mushrooms. Cook for a few mins, stir in the flour, then cook until a paste forms.

Tip in the tomatoes, stir, then crumble in the stock cube. Bubble everything for 10 mins, splash in the Worcestershire sauce, stir through the parsley, then serve with mash or boiled rice

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Pork Sausage Pasta


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
8 thick pork sausages, skin removed, meat crumbled
400g tin chopped tomatoes
300ml vegetable stock
50g butter
50g plain flour
500ml milk
400g penne pasta
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C

Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the oil and gently cook the onion with a pinch of salt for 4-5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

Crumble in the sausage meat and fry until colored on all sides. Add the tomatoes and vegetable stock, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and turn down the heat. Gently simmer for 10 minutes while you make the white sauce.

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir to mix. Cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture has taken on a biscuit-colored appearance. Slowly add the milk, bit by bit, whisking as you add to prevent any lumps from forming. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes to thicken slightly then remove from the heat.

Meanwhile cook the penne in a pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and pour into the pan with the sausage and tomato mixture. Mix well. Pour this into a medium-sized ovenproof baking dish. Pour over the white sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbling and golden.

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Easy Fish Curry

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion , chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1-2 tbsp curry paste
400g can tomato
200ml vegetable stock
sustainable white fish fillets, skinned and cut into big chunks
rice or naan bread

Heat the oil in a deep pan and gently fry the onion and garlic for about 5 mins until soft. Add the curry paste and stir-fry for 1-2 mins, then tip in the tomatoes and stock. Bring to a simmer, then add the fish. Gently cook for 4-5 mins until the fish flakes easily. Serve immediately with rice or naan

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