Beef Stroganoff is a rich, savory dish and a true winter warmer. Beef and mushrooms provide the perfect meaty base to compliment the aromatic flavors of mustard, brandy and bay leaves. Originally a Russian recipe, this one is sure to keep the cold at bay – and proves to be a deceptively quick weeknight dinner. A hearty one pot recipe that can be switched up as leftovers; serve it next day with potatoes, rice or even pasta. Enjoy!
Depending on how you look at it, the best or worst quality of staggeringly tasty ribs is the time they take to marinate. Our Smoky BBQ Pork Ribs are no different, and need at least 8 hours for the Thermomix rub to settle in and let the flavors come of age. Despite this, a dish like this triumphs for both flavor and novelty – there's nothing better than eating with your hands and having sauce all over your face. The best quality meat will make the best quality result, so don't skimp at the butcher's.
Beef Bourguignon is renowned French dish and gatekeeper to French cuisine. It's one of the many meals chefs learn to cook in culinary school; and one that really earns you our stripes as a legitimate home cook. It's a simple dish, so give yourself a head start by getting the highest quality ingredients, which will enhance your cooking – regardless of the recipe. It's a fantastic choice for a cold Winter's night as it has complex and earthy tones, and is savory in the extreme. Put some time away in advance as cooking time is about 3 hours, but is zero maintenance thereafter. Serve and enjoy.
Sunday roast has never looked so good! Our top tip for cooking lamb is a dual cooking method; steaming first to render out some fat and retain moisture, then roast in the oven for the perfect textural finish on the outside. Ten minutes before finishing, top with your Thermomix-made pesto until a crust forms and emits an aromatic smell, and don't skip resting the meat for 20 minutes (covered) before serving. This is important to let the proteins relax, and give it a much better texture – don't worry, it will stay hot. Serve with roasted veg to a suitably impressed audience.
Grilled Steak Salad with Avocado personifies easy Summer cooking, which can all be done in advance. Make the salad dressing with your Thermomix in under a minute, marinate your steak ahead of time (make sure it's resting for at least 2 hours), and have your salad ready to go as a bed for this simple and scrumptious dinner. We chose leafy greens, avocado, cherry tomatoes and cucumber to keep it uncomplicated and allow the flavor of the beef to take centre stage.
Char Siu is a Chinese method of flavoring and preparing pork in Cantonese cuisine. It is a sweet and tacky marinade that renders pork moist on the inside and charred on the outside with heavenly spiced fragrance. Two things to note for our recipe, is that you will need some specific ingredients commonly found in your nearest Asian market, and up to 24 hours of marinating time in advance. As soon as the pork has been imbued with enough flavor, grill until crispy and cooked though. Don't forget to rest before serving (maybe 15 minutes).
Satay is an Indonesian sauce that has solidified its place on the menu of global cuisine thanks to its salty, crunch and spicy tones. With a touch of sweetness and an addictive crunch that clings to your palette, traditionally it's slathered over skewered meat and fried or grilled. Our Beef Satay Sticks with Satay Sauce pay homage to this illustrious dish whilst keeping things simple. The meat needs to be marinated for 3 hours, so check your timeline in advance before getting into cooking.
Meat and slow cooking are a match made in heaven, and you'll see that with this spicy ginger beef recipe. Whilst it takes some advance preparation, it needs little maintenance. The slow cooking will tenderise the meat so that it falls apart in the stew, as well as enhance the fragrance and flavor of the spices. Rice noodles counterbalance the richness of the stew and keep it light. The result is a hearty and aromatic meal that serves 6 – or 4 very hungry people.
Thankfully, this Apricot Glazed Ham is a failsafe Christmas recipe. It can be extremely daunting to have to cook both turkey and ham, let alone be concerned with sides, drinks and dessert. With this recipe, simply whip up the glaze in your Thermomix, drizzle and bake, coating one last time before serving. The result is a moist, sweet and fragrant ham that is perfect for such special and festive occasions. Worry about one less thing this year.
Sometimes just making your own takeout is quicker, and often it's more delicious. 100% of the time it's healthier, and with this in mind, we present our Beef Basil Stir Fry recipe. With flavors that suggest a much longer marination time than 30 minutes, you'll be surprised with the potency of the umami and spicy taste. It makes for a more-ish and salty meal without any scary additives. All the magic happens in your Thermomix, so if you're feeling lazy about washing up, serve alone with snow peas and basil to top, or rice or noodles if you and yours are a little hungrier.