Main Meal Recipes

Stunning Simplicity on a Plate

Simple Cottage Pie

Cottage pie has historically been made with any type of meat but is most commonly made with minced beef where Shepherd's pie is made with lamb.

Corned Beef Pie

This Pie may have an old-fashioned thrifty feel, but it’s ideal for a family supper, and very easy to prepare. Use good-quality tinned corned beef for the best flavour and choose a reasonably waxy potato variety such as Desiree, that will hold its shape in the pie, giving a good texture.

Awesome Chilli Con Carne

It’s translated directly as “chiles with meat" The recipe has had many different looks over the years but the main ingredients will likely be chilies peppers and minced beef.

Beef & Peanut Burger

This is all about a tantalising marriage of textures. Peanuts will complete and enrich the flavour of your juicy minced beef. Add the richness of peanuts, the sharpness of gerkins and you’ll definitely amaze your family and friends.

Beef Stroganoff

It wasn't fancy but something about the way the intensely savory flavours of the mushrooms, onions and beef melded with the rich and slightly tangy sour cream

Steak with Tarragon Dressing & Oven Chips

Make a flavour packed sauce to drizzle over a tender cut of premium fillet steak using shallot – a sweeter and more delicate type of onion – plus fresh tarragon and tomatoes

Beef Bourguignon

This quintessential French dish is an essential to get through the winter. The finished stew is filled with tender chunks of beef and mushroom, along with pearl onions and carrots and a deeply rich red-wine base. Bourguignon refers to Burgundy, France’s famed wine region.

My Beef Burger

Burgers are about great meat, seasoning and nothing else. Served in a brioche bun with home-made mayo, this is the business.

Beef Wellington with Red Wine Jus

Impress your guests with juicy Beef Wellington with red wine sauce on the side. Perfectly tender beef is wrapped up in puff pastry like a big buttery hug!

Fillet of Beef with Apricot & Potato Cake

It's a perfect dinner party dish. Fillet steaks served on top of soft fruity potato cakes and topped with a wonderful chanterelle mushroom and red wine sauce.

Fillet of Beef with Fondant Potatoes, Shitake Mushrooms and Brandy Sauce

Impressive supper for two, ideal for special occasions.
Fillet steak with a mushroom and Armagnac sauce, complementing soft, velvety fondant potatoes and seasonal vegetables of choice

Best Coq au Vin

It has wonderful complex flavours and tastes like pure comfort food. Each step gives such satisfaction, from the browning bits of fragrant pancetta to the softness of the chicken and the fruity aroma of the wine.

Pulled Chicken Burger with Oven Chips

This BBQ pulled chicken burger is healthy, but tastes indulgent - and will be a favourite for both kids and grown ups in no time!

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour combines the elements of taste; sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the umami or savoury flavour. Although we think of sweet and sour chicken coming from China it is thought it probably originated in the China towns of the USA, where Chinese dishes were altered to cater for the western palette

Spanish Chicken & Chorizo

If ever there was a flavour pairing made in heaven it was chicken and chorizo. The just-right spiciness of Spanish chorizo adds a vibrant kick to chicken dishes, helping to bring out the subtle smoky flavour of a perfectly cooked chicken.

Sambai Chicken Skewers

Kebabs get a bad rap. But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.

Mint, Lemon & Apricot Chicken

Such gorgeous flavours with the slightly salty preserved lemon; the sumac spice with its hint of lemon; the freshness of the mint; the sweetness of the apricots and red onions; the tender spiced chicken.

Roast Baharat Chicken

Roast Baharat Chicken draws on a traditional Middle Eastern spice rub to lend an easy flourish to everyday roast chicken.

Chilli Chicken

Chilli chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish of chicken of Hakka Chinese heritage. In India, this may include a variety of dry chicken preparations. Though boneless chicken is used in this dish, some people also use bone-in chicken too. The South Asian contributions of this dish are in the spices used, while the Hakka contributions include the sweet and savoury flavours along with the Chinese cooking techniques used in its preparation.

Chicken Schnitzel with Lemon & Rosemary Potatoes

Let this crunchy, munchy chicken schnitzel bring you summer deliciousness
Schnitzel is a popular German dish but it is popular in pretty much everywhere.
Squeezing some lemon juice over the schnitzel is a must, it really does make all the difference in the world

Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

This hearty chicken and chorizo jambalaya is easy to make and ideal for a family dinner. A delicious jumble of Spanish sausage, chicken, tomato and rice. Jambalaya also makes a great lunch the next day

Sweet Chilli Chicken

Sweet Chilli Chicken is an incredibly easy Chinese-style chicken dish which will be ready to serve in 20 mins. But you will need to marinade the chicken for 2 hours before hand

Tarragon & Almond Chicken

Tarragon is a perfect partner to chicken, and this dish will taste fabulous served outside on a summery day, with crusty bread to mop up the melted butter.

Spicy Chicken with Savoury Rice

A healthy savoury rice with a lovely salsa and spiced up chicken

Spanish Chicken Bake

Using chicken breasts, you can take another boring chicken dinner and turn in up a notch like this recipe for Spanish Chicken Bake. The powerful flavours of paprika and chorizo give the chicken a lovely Spanish twist.

Spicy Fried Chicken with Apple Salad

Chicken pieces marinated in yoghurt, lime juice, turmeric and paprika are stir-fried and served with a peppery watercress, rocket and apple salad.

Chicken Chasseur

This classic French dish is a winner as an easy supper that is good enough to give to guests.

Lemon Chicken Skewers, Herb Potatoes and Apple Slaw

These skewers are light and tender. Serve with a contrasting shredded fennel, cabbage & apple slaw and new potatoes with parsley, mint and chives

Shepherds Pie with a Twist

Take the classic lamb mince and potato combination and give it a brand new spin with this delicious spicy recipe idea.

Spiced Fillet of Lamb with Cannellini Beans

Try this succulent filet of lamb, served with cannellini beans. You will not be disappointed

Lamb Burger

This lamb burger recipe screams spring. ... And lamb is full of protein, which means even a few ounces of it can be filling.

Spiced Lamb Skewers

For something spicy that has plenty of flavour try these spicy Indian lamb skewers.

Sumptuous Lamb Shanks

Lamb naturally has a kind of gamey flavor and shanks have an even stronger taste than a leg that you'll roast or loin chop that you may grill

Lamb Boti Kebabs

Boti kebab is a variety of Indian kebab consisting of chunks of meat (lamb in this case) that are soaked in a mixture of spices & yoghurt

Fillet of Lamb with Courgettes Provencal & Pommes Boulangere

A roasted fillet of lamb is the perfect showstopper, especially when it comes to dinner parties. The sweet courgettes and impressive tasty pommes boulangere just add to the flavour experience

Spicy Lamb Meatballs

Spicy lamb meatballs make a change from the usual beef that is a little more common. This deliciously fragranced recipe includes plenty of flavoursome ingredients to give the meatballs a Middle Eastern flavour.

Pork Meatballs with Thai Curry Sauce

This quick and easy recipe made with pork mince balances four flavours – hot, sweet, salty and sour – for a perfect combination by anyone’s standards

Pork Chow Mein

This wonderful pork chow mein is full of flavour and satisfying textures. A great side dish, especially if you like noodles too!

Pork Burger with Spicy Apple Chutney & Slaw

This homemade pork burger is perfectly juicy and succulent. This burger is topped with an apple chutney for a tangy and sweet burger that’s full of flavour. Easy to make and the burgers can be cooked on the oven hob or on the grill.

Chorizo Baked Potatoes with Avocado Cream

Buttery, spicy, tangy. Texture: Oh that crust. It's simply wonderful. Along with chunks of chorizo, potatoes, and creamy avocado it's heavenly.

Pulled Pork with Spicy Coleslaw Burger

Tangy, sweet and subtly spicy in taste, this coleslaw is far from bland or boring! Pulled pork on a brioche bun is the business.

Marinated Pork Kebabs

If marinated properly food will taste more flavourful on the surface and inside. Certainly heightens the taste of this pork

Sausage & Prawn Jambalaya

A traditional Louisiana Creole dish. Sausage, onion, green peppers, celery, rice, tomatoes, prawns and spicy seasoning are simmered together.


Paella combines two flavours: Meat and seafood. It is also one of the most popular dishes in Spain and is usually cooked in every house.

Falafel Burgers

A vegetarian meal makes a change during the week so try these healthy burgers. They are tasty and quite simple to make. Serve these with Pitta breads, Tomato Salsa and Salad.