Cottage Pie Potatoes

Mary

Ingredients
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

Method
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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Spaghetti Bolognese

Suzan

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion , diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
750g beef mince
4 tbsp tomato purée
50ml balsamic vinegar
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1 beef stock
75g salami , chopped
400g spaghetti, shredded basil leaves and grated Parmesan, to serve

Method
Heat the oil in a large casserole and cook the onion and pepper for 3-4 mins until beginning to soften. Stir in the garlic, cook for 1 min, then add the mince and cook until browned.

Stir in the tomato purée, balsamic vinegar, chopped tomatoes and stock cube. Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer, put on the lid and cook, stirring every so often, for 20 mins.

Remove half the Bolognese, leave to cool, then put in a lidded container and keep in the fridge for tomorrow. Add the chopped salami to the pan and continue to cook. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta following pack instructions. Season the Bolognese mixture, serve with the spaghetti and scatter over the basil and Parmesan.

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Aartappelgebak met Ham

Magda
Genoeg vir 6 mense

Bestanddele
60 ml (4 e) botter
2 groot uie dik gesny
1 knoffelhuisie fyngedruk
125 ml (1/4 k) ham gekap
30 ml (2e) vars pietersielie
sout en vars gemaalde swart pepper na smaak
neutmuskaat na smaak
7 ml (1 ¼ t) paprika
500 g gaar aartappels in skywe gesny
250 ml (1 k) suurroom
1 ekstra groot eier
150 ml gerasperde kaas

Metode
Voorverhit oond tot 180°C.  Smeer oondpan. Verhit botter en soteer uie daarin tot sag.  Voeg knoffel by en soteer verder.
Voeg nou ham, pietersielie, sout, peper, neutmuskaat en parika by. Voeg aartappels by Braai liggies en skep alles in die voorbereide oondbak. Klits suurroom en eier liggies saam en giet oor. Sprinkel die kaas oor en bak vir 30 minute tot goudbruin.

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Veg mac and cheese

Maureen

Ingredients
150g butternut squash, cut into chunks
300g penne
40g butter
1 small leek , finely sliced (about 50g)
25g flour
600ml milk
100g frozen peas
175g mature Cheddar cheese
1 slice day-old brown bread, blitzed into crumbs

Method
Heat oven to 200C. Put the butternut squash in a steamer over boiling water. Steam for around 15-20 mins or until tender. Drain and then blitz in a food processor until smooth.

Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.

Heat the butter in a medium saucepan, add the leek and cook for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 mins more. Take the pan off the heat and gradually whisk in the milk. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Simmer for 5 mins. Stir in the peas and bring back to a simmer. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the butternut squash, then 125g cheese.

Stir the pasta into the sauce and transfer to an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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Hoenderbredie

Bestanddele
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

Metode
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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Souserige Poering of Poeding

Bestanddele Deeg
2 Koppies meel
125 gm Margarien
4 Eetlepels appelkooskonfyt
1 Desertlepel koeksoda
Knippie Sout

Stroop:
6 Koppies water
2 Koppies suiker
2 Teelepels margarine
2 Teelepels vanielje

Metode Stroop
Meng die stroop se bestanddele in ‘n kastrol en kook vir 5 minute. Hou dit daarna warm.

Metode Deeg en Poeding
Smelt margarien en voeg koeksoda en konfyt by. Meng met meel en sout. Gooi nou stroop in ‘n groot bak, bv. oondpan.
Skep groot lepelsvol deeg in die stroop.  Bedek met foelie. Bak 25 min.  By 180°.

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BLAAUWKRANZ-AARTAPPELSLAAI:

Riana

Bestanddele Slaai
6 medium aartappels, gaar, in skywe of blokkies gesny
3 gekookte eiers, 2 in skywe en 1 gekap
4 grasuie, gekap
sout en suurlemoenpeper

Bestanddele Sous
170ml bloukaas, fyn gekrummel
50 ml mayonnaise
175 ml natuurlike jogurt
15 ml vars, gekapte pietersielie
1 grasui, grof gekap vir garnering

Metode Sous
Maak die sous aan so 3 ~ 4 ure aan voor die tyd en hou in die yskas. Meng die kaas, jogurt, mayonnaise en pietersielie saam en giet oor die slaai. Garneer met gekapte, hard gekookte eier en grasuie.

Metode Slaai
Rangskik die aartappels, eierskywe en gekapte grasuie in lae in ‘n slaaibak. Geur elke aartappel en eierlaag met ‘n bietjie sout en peper. Gooi sous oor die slaai. Garneer met gekapte, hard gekookte eier en grasuie.

Wenk
Indien verkies kan die aartappels in blokkies gesny word.

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Piesangbrood

Rohanja

Die piesangbrood is smaaklik en klam.

Bestanddele
125ml Botter of Margarien
250 ml suiker
5ml Vanilla Essence
2 Eiers
2.5 ml Sout
10 ml Bakpoeier
2 k Koekmeel
4 tot 6 Oorryp Piesangs, fyngedruk

Metode
Room die botter en suiker saam. Voeg die vanilla by. Voeg eiers een vir een by en klits doen goed na elke eier. Sif die droe bestanddele saam. Voeg piesangs by en meng goed. Goi in gesmeerde pan. Bak vir een uur teen 180°.

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MOZARELLA STUFFED MEATBALLS

Flippen Lekka Spice

Ingredients
1 kg ground beef
1 kg ground pork or mild Italian sausage
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons Flippen Lekka Spice
3 eggs
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 kg mozzarella, cut into cubes
Olive Oil
Homemade pasta sauce of your choice.

Method
In a large bowl mix beef, pork or sausage meat, breadcrumbs, spice, eggs and garlic. Form into balls. Press a cheese cube in the middle and seal the meat around it. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Brown meatballs and then set aside on plate. Pour pasta sauce into pan and bring to a simmer. Add meatballs and simmer until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Serve over spaghetti.

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BILTONG, KAAS- EN UIE-POTBROOD

Anna Eksteen

Bestanddele
500g bruismeel                                                             
1 bier
1½ koppies gerasperde Cheddarkaas                            
250ml fyn (nat!) biltong
125ml fyn, bruingebraaide uie

Metode
Meng die meel en bier goed. Voeg 1 koppie kaas, die biltong en ui by en meng alles saam. Plaas dit in jou gesmeerde pot en bedek met die res van die kaas Bak tot gaar. Toets met ‘n skoon mes of totdat hy onderkant mooi hol klink. Eet warm met plaasbotter en konfyt

VARIASIES:
(Sonder die biltong en uie)
‘n Pakkie droë, bruin uiesop.
‘n Eetlepel of twee Marmite of Frey Bentos.
Neute en rosyne.
Spek (brosgebraai en gekrummel)
Olywe, kappers en ansjovis
Baie vars knoffel en pietersielie; gemengde kruie van jou keuse.

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