Minced Beef Fajitas (No Overpriced Packet Mixes!)

Introduction The great scam of “mexican kits” continues to baffle me.  People will gladly shell out ridiculous amounts for nothing more than a few tortillas and a packet of spices while the box insists you “ONLY need some chicken, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, peppers” etc.  Essentially you’re paying twice as much for something half as good….

Beef and Sweet Potato Hot Pot

Introduction Now, having never been to Lancashire and not having any relatives from there, I am hesitant to claim that this is in any way authentic.  It’s merely inspired by the delightfully warming meal that our friends in the North invented. The great thing with this dish is that you can substitute pretty much any…

Mozarella Melting-Middle Meatballs

Introduction One of the first Guesscipes posted on this site was a Cheese stuffed turkey burger, and it’s still one of my favourites.  I think there’s just something so exciting about foods with liquid cores. That’s why I’ve scaled it down for this recipe!  Now of course, you could swap out mozarella for any cheese,…

Red Wine Beef Casserole

Introduction This is definitely one of those vague, more difficult to classify recipes.  It’s certainly a rich dish, and very simple to make.  More than many casseroles I really tried to let the wine lead the flavour rather than simply complement it. A point I will note, however, is that I believe I made a…

Mexican Lasagna (Mexicanga)

  Introduction This is an idea that has been floating in my head for quite some time now, having come to me one night whilst trying to sleep.  Ruminating on the similarities between bolognese and chili I started trying to consider substitutes.  Well, finally had the chance to try it out and in a brand…

The Guesscipe Burger

Introduction We’re a little wary about the implication that this is some signature dish that we can claim – when it comes to the burger world, just about everything has been done.  Furthermore, we maintain our stance that all guesscipes can/should be adapted.  However, without simply listing all the ingredients in the title (or coming up with…

Couscous – Beef & Tomato, Lemon and Pesto

Introduction I’ve long felt that Couscous was one of the most underused carb accompaniments for meals.  It cooks in under 10 minutes, will take on almost any flavour and really is very cheap.  As a very strange child I always claimed my favourite food was “lemon and coriander couscous.”  Evidently too good for fish fingers….

Cottage/Shepherd’s Pie

Introduction A staple of home cooked meals, school dinners and those ghastly refrigerator meals that taste of loneliness.  What I love about this meal is that it’s great for just using up all the last vegetables in your fridge – just shove them in under that silky duvet of mashed potato and it’ll work. I…

Beef and Guinness Stew

Introduction With St. Patrick’s day just around the corner I thought what better than some beautifully boozy Beef and Guinness Stew?  Well…technically any Stout Ale will work.  This is perhaps one of the easiest, most satisfying meals you can make and SO adaptable. I do mine in the slow cooker for ultimate convenience.  Do up to step…

Simple Red Wine Chilli

Introduction Wine is such a lovely tool in cooking, just bringing that extra richness to every dish (what’s a good Risotto without wine?)  This Chilli recipe may not be authentic but it gets me through a nice cold day and has so few ingredients.  The meat you use really doesn’t matter – I’d say Beef…