Chilli Con Carne (2nd Attempt)

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Ingredients:

  • 280g of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 240g of Kidney Beans
  • 41g of Schwartz’ Chilli Con Carne Mix
  • 450g Beef Mince
  • 125ml/4floz of Cold Water
  • 1 cupful of rice
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Fill up a measuring jug with the cold water
  2. Empty the sachet of Chilli mix into the jug and mix with the water
  3. Pour the beef mince into a frying pan and place on a hot hob at its highest temperature
  4. Fry the mince and stir until golden brown
  5. Pour in the Cilli mix and the chopped tomatoes
  6. Drain the kidney beans then pour them into the frying pan with the rest of the ingredients
  7. Pour the chilli con carne into a large bowl and place in the oven on a low heat (125 degrees C) for 45-50 minutes.
  8. Boil up some water in a pan and pour in the rice then add the salt
  9. Boil the rice, stirring occasionally, then pour onto a plate.
  10. Add the chilli con carne and mix with the rice.

ENJOY!

Home-made Spaghetti Bolognese

img_3600Ingredients:

  • Butter/Margarine/Oil (I used Butter for this)
  • Beef (or Lamb) Mince
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Tin/Carton of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Packet of Schwartz Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Mix
  • 3 Medium sized Mushrooms
  • 1 Tin of Tomato Puree

Instructions:

  • Brown the mince in a saucepan (or a frying pan) using a small amount of butter/margarine/oil.
  • Chop up the onion and the mushrooms then add them to the mince, along with the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree.
  • Add in the recipe mix and some boiling water if the mixture is too dry and/or too thick.
  • Leave the bolognese mixture on the hot hob to cook with a lid on the pan, stir occasionally, probably for about 45 minutes.
  • Place the spaghetti in a pan of boiling water and stir occasionally on the hot hob until the spaghetti is soft enough to eat
  • Drain the spaghetti in a colander and place on a plate then pour the bolognese onto the spaghetti

Enjoy!

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Red Mezze, located a stone’s throw from the hallowed turf adorned at St. James’ Park, holds the unique distinction of being Newcastle’s only Turkish restaurant where I went on June 6th 2011.

With it’s inviting, friendly, atmosphere, exquisite cuisine and shiny, happy prices, my Red Mezze maiden voyage made for a charming distraction whilst in the City Centre in the middle of a hunger rumbling quandary.

Now seeing as Turkish is not one of my strong points, certain sections of the menu proved somewhat of a puzzle, however, my bemusement was swiftly erased in the form of the friendly face of a member of staff who not only shared their culinary wisdom but also gave me a crash course in his mother tongue. Now fully enlightened for the experience, I set about with my new found knowledge in selecting one of the finest meals I have had the pleasure to devour.

I personally favoured…

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