jo's specials

jo's specials

  • 22 Recipes
Braised steak with gravy

Braised steak with gravy

Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Trim off any hard fat from the beef and season on both sides with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper
Spicy Mongolian Beef

Spicy Mongolian Beef

Now THIS is a slow cooker recipe I can get on board with. Aside from slicing the beef, it’s a chuck-it-in-the-crockpot totally faff-free recipe, and it’s delicious to boot
Really Easy Beef and Tomato Pie

Really Easy Beef and Tomato Pie

Looking for a really easy midweek meal and love pie. Then I’m sure you will love this recipe. With just a little storecupboard help, this really easy beef and tomato pie must be just about the easiest meat pie you could make
Weekly Meal Plan (Week 9)

Weekly Meal Plan (Week 9)

Share this recipe. Welcome to my Weekly Meal Plan Week 9. This week we welcome in the month of March. That means Spring is on its way (though it doesn’t feel like it ) and Easter is just around the corner – yikes
Butter Chicken – Murgh Makhani

Butter Chicken – Murgh Makhani

Cut the chicken breast into 1 inch pieces and marinate in garlic, ginger, cayenne, lime and salt for about 30 mins or so
Chorizo and Spinach Tagliatelle

Chorizo and Spinach Tagliatelle

July 1, 2014. Chorizo and Spinach Tagliatelle. by Julie McPherson. This chorizo and spinach tagliatelle pasta dish has become one of my go to recipes when I need to cook something quick and tasty
Slimming World Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Gumbo

Slimming World Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Gumbo

It’s been 10 years since I ate some real authentic gumbo. What didn’t help was that it was my last night visiting family in Alabama and too many drink had passed my lips so all I can remember was that it tasted nice

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the potatoes and 1 tbsp of olive oil into an ovenproof dish, then roast the potatoes for 20 mins until starting to brown
Oven Baked Chicken & Bacon Casserole

Oven Baked Chicken & Bacon Casserole

This is such a simple meal, I am really excited to be sharing it with you. Not only is it a one pot meal, but it is also something that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes with the resulting food tasting like you have slaved over it for hours
One Pot Chicken & Rice Bake

One Pot Chicken & Rice Bake

One pot meals are my saving grace now I’m a Mum. Anything I can just chuck together in a dish, put in the oven and forget about until the timer goes off is perfect when you have a toddler that’s running around trying to kill herself on a daily basis
Lemon, Garlic and Herb Roasted Mini Potatoes

Lemon, Garlic and Herb Roasted Mini Potatoes

There is so much more that you can do with potatoes than make fries with them and these Lemon, Garlic and Herb potatoes are bursting with flavour, and perfect for your next BBQ or picnic
Slow Cooker Curried Beef and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Curried Beef and Vegetables

After talking about it for years, I’ve finally recently taken the plunge and purchased a slow cooker and can I say I really regret not buying one sooner
Slow Cooker Chorizo Soup

Slow Cooker Chorizo Soup

Almost a stew, this Chorizo Soup is warming, satisfying and has a real depth of flavour to it. I have broken one of my main slow cooker rules with this dish – I used more than the slow cooker to make it
Roast Fish Supper

Roast Fish Supper

I hate washing dishes… I love one pot meals, go figure. This Roast Fish Supper requires very little elbow grease, hardly any pot washing and it’s super healthy for you too