Pork fillet, red-wine, mushrooms and cream. You can't go wrong with this dish. Its moreish, homely and yet classy. A favourite dinner-party casserole of mine. Serve with plain boiled basmati rice and green veg or a salad.
My version of Liverpool's finest stew! A great stew for the autumn and winter months.
A family favourite of ours, full of flavour. Serve with boiled rice.
Juniper berries give this dish a distinctive flavour. The beef is slowly simmered until meltingly tender, while nourishing pot barley soaks up some of the juices and thickens the rich gravy to make a hearty casserole. Serve with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable such as French beans or spring greens.
Slim pasta spirals called fusilli are delicious cooked in a casserole of beef and vegetables. The dried, uncooked pasta is added towards the end of the cooking time so that it retains its al dente texture while still absorbing the savoury flavours of the meat, vegetables and oregano in the rich stew.
Roasting lamb shanks before slowly braising them removes much of the fat and gives a wonderful flavour, which perfectly complements the fragrant vegetable mix of lentils, tomatoes, courgettes and figs.
Lean slices of beef are wrapped round a mushroom stuffing to make rolls, which are then braised gently with vegetables. This updated version of a traditional recipe makes an easy and impressive dish to prepare ahead, so is ideal for entertaining.
Inspired by the classic French dish, this version is lighter and less extravagant. It combines chunky sausages, bacon and beans with the traditional garlic and herb crust.
Gammon, slow-cooked with haricot beans, and served with crusty bread and greens, makes a lovely weekend lunch.
Something I threw together, and it worked out very well! I wanted to make a spezzatino using sausage, but I didn't have any tomatoes in the cupboard, so I cheated a quick mushroom sauce using a sachet of instant soup and some dried porcini for extra flavour.
Slow-cooked meat is the best thing ever; it always comes out so succulent and tender. This dish is so tasty it makes my mouth water just thinking about it! The brining of the meat really helps in making it really tender and moist. It's definitely worth the extra effort.
For this slow-cooked dish, lightly browned turkey steaks are braised on top of a delicious mixture of red cabbage, baby beetroot, sliced apples and lentils.
Sausages have seen a revival and are becoming something of a gourmet choice. Enjoy them braised with onions, sweet peppers and lentils.
A traditional homemade stew with tasty ingredients. You can add whatever veg you like but because I don't like onions or most veg, I like very simple.
This Chilean beef stew, Cazuela de Vaca, is a warming one pot meal - perfect when pumpkin and sweetcorn are in season.
A warming and comforting beef casserole. Perfect on dark, chilly days. This one pot dinner is easy to assemble, and braises for 4 hours.
This my famous stew, loads of people have tried this one. Use only proper Aberdeen Angus Beef. Used to do 3 of us 3 days (the last day being lunch with crusty bread instead of dumplings). This is good old fashioned food!
A rich, tasty beef casserole - perfect for a cold winter evening. Serve over rice, baked potatoes or simply with crusty bread to mop up all the delicious sauce.
A great rendition of the old-fashioned filling that's normally steamed in a pudding. This is my version which has tomato passata and red wine in it, which gives it a fantastic flavour. If you can't find it pre-packed, ask your local butcher for a mix of steak and kidney.
A delectable Portuguese dish in which is rabbit is brushed with mustard, and cooked in white wine with bacon and shallots.