Slow Cooked Beef Cheek Ragu with Pappardelle

beef cheek ragu

Ingredients 2kg Quality Mark beef cheeks 2 onions peeled and finely chopped 8 garlic cloves peeled and crushed 2 celery washed and finely chopped 2 carrots peeled and finely chopped 3 cups beef stock 1 tsp chicken stock powder 1 cup red wine 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves or can also use dried oregano 1 tsp fresh rosemary or can also use … Read more

Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks with Red Wine Reduction

slow cooked beef cheeks

Ingredients 4 Quality Mark beef cheeks 1.5 litres beef bone broth 1 celery stalk, sliced 1 carrot, finely sliced 1 onion, finely diced 2 bay leaves 1 tsp peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 2 cups red wine Method Trim any remaining sinew and fat from around the beef. In a large heavy bottomed frying pan, brown … Read more

Corned Beef in Ginger Beer

corned beef in ginger beer

Here’s a new take on an old favourite. Quantities serve 6-8. Ingredients 1.5kg Quality Mark corned beef 1 onion, cut into wedges 1 green apple, peeled and cut into wedges 4 cups ginger beer Glaze 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp brown sugar Ginger and mustard sauce 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 50g butter 4 tbsp white flour 2 cups chicken stock 2 tbsp Dijon mustard … Read more

Street Style Beef Tacos

street style beef tacos

These easy tacos are a great and easy meal. Use any combination of salad greens you have in the fridge. Beef 500g Quality Mark rump steak. Marinade 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 3 garlic cloves, crushed Pico de gallo 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tomatoes, diced 1 red onion, finely … Read more

BBQ Grilled Whole Scotch Fillet

grilled whole scotch fillet

A whole scotch fillet makes a real centre piece on the dinner table and is also perfect for entertaining. Cooking the meat on the BBQ gives it a smoky outer crust and a meltingly tender centre. Serves 6-8. Ingredients 1 whole beef scotch fillet approx. 1.7 kg 3 tbsp olive oil Salt and black pepper to … Read more

Asian Inspired Beef with Greens

Asian Inspired Beef with Greens

This dish tastes delicious and it’s also extra-quick and easy to prepare. We recommend using soy sauce with reduced salt otherwise it might taste too salty. With the greens, you can be flexible and choose whatever is available and in season. Hoisin sauce is available in your supermarket and adds a great flavour to the … Read more

Beef and Tomato Polenta Pot Pies

beef tomato polenta pot pie

Ingredients Polenta: 2¼ cups water 2½ cups polenta pinch of salt pinch of black pepper 90g butter Meat sauce: 675g Quality Mark beef mince 3 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped carrot 4 sage leaves ½ tsp dried thyme 3 tsp fresh rosemary 800g crushed cherry tomatoes pinch of salt pinch of black pepper White sauce: 130g butter 6 tbsp white flour 4 cups milk pinch of nutmeg 1 cup grated parmesan cheese Method To … Read more

Tuscan Beef Casserole

tuscan pie

Ingredients 750g Quality Mark diced beef (blade steak, chuck steak or gravy beef are ideal). Diced into 2-3cm chunks. 1 diced eggplant 1 diced red capsicum 1 diced onion ¼ cup chopped black olives ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2-3 tsp garlic cloves 1 tbsp capers 1 tbsp oregano ¼ cup tomato paste 2 tbsp white flour 1½ cups beef stock ¼ cup red wine Method To slow-cook filling: … Read more

Steak, Cheese & Mushroom Pot Pies

steak cheese mushroom pie

Ingredients 600g Quality Mark gravy beef pinch of salt pinch of black pepper 3 tbsp white flour dash of canola oil 2 tbsp tomato paste 2 cups beef stock 250g chopped button mushrooms 2 tsp brown sugar 1½ cups grated carrots 1 celery stalk 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 tsp paprika To assemble: cheddar cheese 1-2 sheets puff pastry 1 egg beaten with a 1/4 cup … Read more

Who Doesn’t Love Pies?


It’s a Kiwi thing, right? I have New Zealand friends living in the US who can never find a decent pie. One of the first things they when they arrive back in NZ (when they can get here of course) is to find a tasty Kiwi pie. Pies are a great meal in winter; in … Read more