EASY BEEF MEATLOAF

SHEPHERDS PIE

WARM BEEF SALAD

QUICK & EASY MEATBALLS

1 large purple onion (could use brown too) ~ chopped 1 – 2 tablespoons crushed garlic or minced garlic 2 cups of fresh parsley ~ chopped (optional) 2 x 400g cans of Diced Tomatoes 1 x 140g tin of Tomato Paste 1 x 700ml Passata Sauce 1 Tablespoon of dried basil or mixed herbs Olive […]

BREVILLE ~ the Flavour Maker – REVIEW

If you visit this website/blog frequently, you would have seen I use the crock-pot/slow-cooker quite often.  The fact one can cook a large quantity and prepare dinner in the morning, walk away and come back to a cooked and easy meal later in the evening is a winner in any large family. All of No […]

BEEF & BLACK BEAN STIR FRY

CROCK-POT CHILLI CON CARNE ~ NACHO MIX

No Excuses has a special guest VIP from a Chef!   The following recipe is so EASY; which is exactly what No Excuses likes to offer, “easy organising, easy cooking; making everyday life a little easier“!

EASY CURRIED SAUSAGES

A throw together meal when there is nothing but frozen sausages in the freezer.

EASY VEAL PARMIGIANA

HUNGARIAN BEEF STEW

  Recipe Ingredients 

STIFADO CASSEROLE

HAMBURGERS IN A HURRY

There are days (and many evenings) when we just don’t feel like cooking; and feeding a large family can become monotonous and boring, yet we need to fill them up or they come back after dinner saying “I’m hungry”. Here is a very simple but filling idea for dinner.  You can use burger buns or sliced bread and of […]

DO-AHEAD MARINADES

DO-AHEAD MARINADES

Marinating can add extra flavour to a variety of meats so ideally it is best to marinate meat over night or during the day (for eight hours). If you’re short of time, an hour will produce a good, but milder result. To make up marinades, all you do is mix the ingredients thoroughly.

CHINESE MARINADE

CHINESE MARINADE

For BeefIngredients for 4 steaks (servings)2 Tablespoons honey2 Tablespoons dry sherry2 Tablespoons soy sauce1 Teaspoons sesame oil1 Teaspoon Chinese five spice powder1 Teaspoon minced garlic or 1 clove crushed garlic1 Teaspoon minced ginger

ORANGE TERIYAKI MARINADE

ORANGE TERIYAKI MARINADE

For BeefIngredients for 4 steaks (servings)Grated rind and juice of 1 orange¼ Cup thick teriyaki baste or sauce2 Tablespoons soy sauce1 Tablespoon honey

SPICY VINDALOO PASTE

SPICY VINDALOO PASTE

For Beef or LambIngredients for 4 steaks (servings)1 Teaspoon ground cardamom1 Teaspoon minced chilli1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon2 Teaspoons ground cumin2 Teaspoons turmeric2 Teaspoons hot mustard, smooth or whole grain¼ Cup white vinegar

HONEY MINT MARINADE

HONEY MINT MARINADE

For Beef, Lamb & PorkIngredients for 4 steaks (servings)½ Teaspoon sesame oil1 Tablespoon lemon juice½-1 Teaspoon minced chilli1 Tablespoon fresh mint leaves ~ chopped2 Teaspoons honey

HORSERADISH MARINADE

HORSERADISH MARINADE

For BeefIngredients for 4 steaks (servings) 1 Tablespoon canola oil1 Tablespoon horseradish cream ½ Cup white wine2 Teaspoons fresh parsley or coriander ~ chopped2 Teaspoons wholegrain mustard

MEDITERRANEAN MARINADE

MEDITERRANEAN MARINADE

For Beef or LambIngredients for 4 steaks (servings)3 Cloves of garlic, peeled½ Cup tomato paste½ Cup olive oil2 Teaspoons dried or fresh oregano¼ Cup red wine

ALL IN TOGETHER ~ BEEF CASSEROLE

ALL IN TOGETHER ~ BEEF CASSEROLE

1 – 2 Kg Minced Beef or Casserole beef ~ diced small. 1 Heaped tablespoon Minced Garlic 1 Can cream of mushroom soup 1 Can tomato soup (or a blended can of tomatoes). 2 – 3 Carrots ~ peeled and sliced 2 Brown onions ~ chopped 2 – 3 Celery Stalks ~ sliced 1 – […]

LASAGNE

Ingredients: Tasty Cheese Cream Cheese Dried Basil or Parsley HOME-MADE PASTA BOLOGNESE SAUCE BACHAMEL SAUCE

CROCK-POT CORNED BEEF

Corned Beef ½ cup of Vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 – 6 cloves Water 

BOLOGNESE SAUCE – Large Family Sized

When I make Bolognese Sauce, I don’t follow a recipe.  I also use whatever vegetables I have in my refrigerator at the time.  I always cook Bolognese Sauce in a large quantity as I use what I need for the evening meal and freeze the rest. Therefore instant meal for another night!

SLOW COOK MERLOT & ONION ROAST

SLOW COOK MERLOT & ONION ROAST

2-3kg beef (whole) Salt and pepper 3 garlic cloves (quartered) 1 ½ teaspoons canola or olive oil ¾ cup French onion soup ¾ cup Merlot (or other mellow red wine)

MOUSSAKA

MOUSSAKA

 MAIN INGREDIENTS: 500g Mince  lamb/beef 2-3 tblps Olive Oil 2 Large onions 2 Garlic cloves – crushed Fresh herbs – parsley, oregano, rosemary etc   2-3 Large Egg Plant 100ml Red or White Wine 2 tblps Tomato Puree 1 tblps Ground Cinnamon Salt and Pepper   1.         Slice Egg Plants, pack into […]



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