Recipes by Di Swann
Cinnamon and cocoa may seem unusual in a chilli, but these are our secret ingredients that make this recipe really special.
Fancy a few crispy roast vegetables tonight? This recipe teams roast vegetables seasoned with garlic and rosemary with Mexican beef garnished with grated cheese and sour cream. Delicious!
A favourite Mexican-style meal of beef, beans and tortillas that is easy to prepare and even more fun to eat.
Take your favourite cuisines, mix them up a bit and WOW! It tastes fantastic! If you like it hotter, substitute the Wattie’s Chilli Beans Mild for Wattie’s Chilli Beans Hot.
Add some traditional tang to your next stir-fry with a dash of Lea & Perrins. The unmistakeable taste of Worcestershire Sauce will surprise and delight with every bite.
Take a turn towards the Japanese with this never-fail stir-fry favourite. Mixing lean rump steak with traditional seasonings on a bed of soft udon noodles, it’s a winner whether you’re whipping it for yourself or the family.
“Honey, these burgers are divine!” Seasoned with the flavours of honey and soy, they’ve got what it takes. Expect compliments to the chef.
If we called them meatballs, they wouldn’t be so much fun! Kids love them, but that’s no reason why adults shouldn’t eat them too.
The humble pie gets an exotic makeover with the addition of some mild Indian spices.
Yes, beer! And no, it’s not because we accidentally dropped some into the casserole and discovered it tasted good. It’s an old English tradition – ideal for people who like to eat their beer as well as drink it.
A tasty yet easy-to-prepare Greek-style snack or lunch that's ideal for weekend meals!
Beef, mushrooms, French bread and cheese – the French know a thing or two about hearty cooking, so take a page out of their cookbook!
Give Cottage Pie a French accent with fresh mushrooms and Wattie's Just Add Country French Mince Simmer Sauce. Voila!
This is the kind of tasty, never-fail-to-please meal that’s kept the home fires burning in every corner of the once-glorious Empire for generations. Deliciously filling with layers of complementary flavours that will make the whole family go "Mmm-mmm!"
A simple, honest dish of meatballs and mushrooms simmered in a delicious sauce.
Simple to prepare, this hearty cottage pie is sure to become a dinnertime staple. The breadcrumb topping is a yummy twist to a comforting classic.
Give the dependable cottage pie an inspired lift with rich tomato flavours under a creamy cap of cheesy mashed potato.
Rich and satisfying for those cool nights. Add some garlic and herb sea salt to the mashed potatoes for full, happy tums. Another easy recipe for the oven or crockpot.
The classic and versatile meat and beans sauce can be served with nachos, on rice, on top of baked potatoes – or just about any other way you care to invent.
Here’s an easy barbeque idea: burgers with a great kumara and orange salad on the side.