Recipes by Di Swann
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.
A family friendly cottage pie − make the plain one for the kids, or add the chorizo and wine for the adults. Smiles all round!
A brilliant barbecue sauce turns burgers into something special. Make a batch and store in the fridge – then all you have to do is throw the burger patties on the barbie!
Kids love these. Let them fill and wrap their own burritos – messy, but fun!
Burgers are great fun food, and teenagers love them. These ones − with salad and super easy avocado spread − are the perfect weekend BLAT...
Quesadillas are all the rage. A Mexican-style toasted sandwich with all your favourite flavours for an easy casual meal or snack. The mince is not too spicy, so all the family can enjoy it − and if you like it hotter, just add your favourite chilli sauce into your quesadilla.
Here's a recipe with a twist − a rich beef casserole with the addition of smoked paprika. Finish with lite cream for full flavour without the guilt.
Tasty and much healthier than normal pastry − not to mention easier and less messy. Easy as pie!
Satay sauce is one of the greatest Indonesian inventions of all time! The creamy, nutty sauce combines wonderfully well here with stir-fry beef and pineapple.
Here's a neat way to turn two family favourites − Wattie's Hash Browns and Wattie's Condensed Vegetable Soup − into a fabulous pie.