Roasted red pepper and chilli soup

Roasted red pepper and chilli soup

This delicious roasted red pepper and chilli soup is hearty, thick, warming and is ready to serve in as little as an hour.

Red bell peppers are roasted until lightly charred, then combined with onion, garlic, celery, stock and chopped tomatoes to make a rich, thick soup. A single red chilli adds a delicious background heat to the dish.

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Beef in ale casserole

beef in ale casserole

Beef and ale go brilliantly well together, and on a cold, dark winter night you’d be hard-pressed to beat a dish as hearty and delicious as a good old beef in ale casserole!

One of the great things about a beef in ale casserole, apart from being delicious anyway, is that the flavour of the finished dish really does depend upon the type of beer you use.

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Mozzarella stuffed meatballs

mozzarella stuffed meatballs with linguine

These juicy, mozzarella-stuffed meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are guaranteed to make your mouth water, and they’re so easy you can make them for a mid-week meal too. The recipe is simple and uses only a few key ingredients – mince beef, mozzarella cheese, a couple of onions, garlic, herbs, a little lemon juice, tomato purée and tinned tomatoes.

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Homemade croutons

Bowl of homemade croutons

If you’re throwing away bread when it becomes too stale to eat, stop it now and make homemade croutons instead! I used to just throw stale and left-over bread away, but now I use this simple recipe (or variations of it) to make delicious croutons.

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Classic boeuf bourguignon

Boeuf bourguignon originates from the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of eastern France, and would traditionally be made with a Burgundy wine. Any good Pinot noir will do though if you can’t source a good French Burgundy. This classic French stew is perfect for cold, blustery winter days. It is hearty and …

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