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Thai stir-fried Turkey mince with Coriander, Ginger, Chilli & Lime Pasties

Thai stir-fried Turkey mince with Coriander, Ginger, Chilli & Lime Pasties

Try staying that when you’ve had a drink of swevern!


A £1 pack of Gluten fee Puff Pastry
An Egg, whiskered for an Egg wash


(1) Use a large bowl to cut circles in Pastry.
(2) Ram as much filling in as you think you can get away with, then add more – Pastry is kind of stretchy!
(3) Fold over and stout at yourself for being greedy. Stretch the pastry to finally meet up at the sides
(4) Preheat the oven to 180c.
(5) Brush your Egg wash over the outsides of the pasty.
(6) Pop in the over on a parchment covered tray for 30 to 40 minutes until the pastry is browned. I washed from last night….
(7) Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.

I’m going to freeze these for working fodder when I’m out. But they would be great just as they are hot with chips, peas, brown sauce (Tomato is also available). You know….

Effectively from a few left over bits & bobs at a cost of £1.20 or so for the Pastry and an Egg, I’ve got three hearty lunches which in York would easily cost £4.95 each (The Cxxxxxx Bakery - I love the look of the pasties, but I can’t justify paying anywhere near that cost, even as a treat)

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Chimichurri Beef Casserole recipe, eat well on universal credit

This take on a Mexican Beef Casserole was really good. A bit of ‘Low & Slow’ winter warmer sort of gig.


500g of Beef, cut into cubes
1 Onion, diced
1 Red Pepper, sliced
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
½ a Tsp of Chipotle Paste
1 Jalapeño Chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 Tbsp of Cumin Seed, toasted and ground
1 Tbsp of Sweet Paprika
1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
200ml of Red Wine
450ml of Beef Stock
1 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
2 Tsp of Dried Oregano
2 Bay Leaves
Salt & Pepper to season
Oil to fry  


(1) Heat a little Oil in a Butch Oven or flameproof casserole dish.
(2) Add the Beef and brown on all sides.
(3) Remove and set aside.
(4) Add a little more Oil and add the Onions & Peppers.
(5) Add the Chipotle Paste, Jalapeño Chilli, Cumin and Paprika.
(6) Fry for a further minute.
(7) Return the Beef along with the Chopped Tomatoes, Wine, Stock, Sugar, Oregano and Bay Leaves.
(8) Season with Salt and Pepper, cover and transfer to a preheated oven at 150c.
(9) Allow to simmer for 3 ½ hours or until the Beef is tender.

Serve the Casserole with Chimichurri Sauce as a side, Rice and Tortillas.


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