Easy Oven-Baked Family Meals
These recipes that I will pass on to you are good wholesome meals in themselves, they were passed to me from my mother and her mother before. They are great favourites in our family , very rarely is a pudding required after.
Cottage or Shepherds Pie. beef for cottage and lamb for shepherds
For two people you will need: 8oz minced meat - 1 large onion - half a pint of gravy - 2lb potatoes - some grated cheese to taste - and 1 tomato sliced.
First fry your mince and onions until cooked but not burnt . Add your gravy and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Whilst your meat and onions are simmering ,peel and boil your potatoes until soft ,then mash them until creamy . You could add a little butter and seasoning if you wish.
Put your mince mixture into an oven-proof dish and allow to cool. When cool spoon over your mashed potato making sure that meat is sealed, much like a pie crust. Sprinkle your grated cheese over the potato and decorate with tomato slices
Bake in the oven 150 c for 30 mins or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Enjoy served with veg of your choice.
Not a fancy name for this tasty dish and again ingredients for two people:-
Braising Steak is the best I have found..depends on your appetite how much. One large onion - gravy again about a pint ,enough so that it covers all your meat and sliced onion - potatoes again enough to satisfy appetite - suet ,flour and a little salt.
How to:- Slice your braising steak into medallion size pieces and place in your oven-proof dish along with your sliced onions and gravy to cover. Peel and cut your potatoes in 4 and place in your dish..season over with salt and pepper .
Cook in your oven 180c for approx 1hr after about an hour place a second dish ,with a drizzle of cooking oil into your oven to heat.
Make up a suet pudding mix 1cup suet to 2 cups SR flour and a little salt. Remove oil from oven and put suet mixture in. Cook both dishes for a further 20-25 mins and serve . I serve mine with garden peas but you choose..Enjoy.
I hope that these two recipes will wet your appetite and you give them a go, my family loves them as I am sure yours will too.
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