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Mince-mac and cheese

From Oxtail casserole stew to mince-mac and cheese, Chef Nono Mtshail has delicious recipes for you to try this rainy week

Joburg has been bracing cold, raining days since the start of spring in September. Two months later the weather is just not improving. But, we all know that nothing beats a gloomy than great food and company. Here are recipes to try, courtesy of Nono:

Mince-mac and cheese

Mince-mac and cheese

1 kg beef mince
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
4 cups cooked @pastagrande_za macaroni
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2-3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups fresh cream
Salt & pepper, to taste

1. In a large pan, brown beef. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the meat from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain excess oil; return mince to the pan. Add the onions and sauté until softened.
2. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
3. Add tomato sauce, chili powder (if using), and salt & pepper. Stir until combined.
4. Add cooked macaroni, cheese and 2 cups fresh cream to pan, stirring to combine. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until cheese has completely melted.
5. Put minced mac & cheese in individual ramekins and top up with grated cheese and bake until cheese has melted (this step is optional).

Oxtail casserole stew

Oxtail casserole stew

850 g oxtail
1 red pepper, chopped
1 tbsp paprika
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp powdered beef stock
Boiling water (enough to cover the meat in the pot)
1 potato, cut into 4

Throw everything into the pot or casserole except the potato. Close the lid and cook in the oven for 2 hours or until the meat is cooked through. Adjust seasoning if need be, and add the potato & cook until it’s soft. Enjoy!

Left-Over beef mince rice cakes

Left-Over beef mince rice cakes 

300g left over beef mince
1 cup @hellmannsza creamy mayonnaise
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup bread crumbs

Combine mince, rice and mayonnaise. Roll and mould into big ‘biscuit-like’ shapes. Transfer onto bread crumbs and bake until golden brown.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp parsley, finely chopped

Combine all the ingredients and enjoy with rice cakes.

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