Our Recipes
This is where we publish our loved, tried, tested and trusted recipes.


This recipe is from the fantastic Lupe Pinto's - a superb import shop based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Okay, not dead handy for Knaresborough, but they are definitely worth a visit when in either city and you can buy a lot of their stuff online.

They also have a great recipe book - Two Cooks and a Suitcase - available from the online shop where they also always have a few good recipes.

  • 500g beef chunks or steak mince
  • 1 chorizo, diced
  • 2 medium onions (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 200g tin of red peppers (pureed or chopped fine)
  • 400g tin of tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 4 chipotle chillies in adobe sauce
  • 500g tin of black beans
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Hearty and wholesome, Rachel Allen's slow-cooked beef stew is the ultimate taste of Ireland. And all the better for being cooked in one of our lovely Le Creuset pots! 

  • 1½kg/3lb 5oz stewing beef, cut into cubes

  • 175g/6oz streaky bacon

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 12 baby onions, peeled

  • 18 button mushrooms, left whole

  • 3 carrots, cut into quarters or 12 baby carrots, scrubbed and left whole

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme

  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

  • 10 cloves of garlic, crushed and grated

  • 425ml/15fl oz red wine

  • 425ml/15fl oz chicken or beef stock


Serves: 8


  • 1kg minced steak (it is best not to use lean mince as fat will help to keep the burgers moist)

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 4tbsp fine breadcrumbs

  • 1egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1tsp mustard powder or mustard

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed


I know it's not winter but I just had a fancy for making a REALLY GOOD chilli - not the mince-and-kidney-bean-tuesday-night-tea-variety, so I looked out this recipe and thought I'd share it with you in case you either didn't know it or had forgotten it.

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