Rissoles

These budget beef mince rissoles are served in a tomato and onion gravy. Easy to make, serve these rissoles with mashed potato.

Beef casserole

Make this hearty casserole with chuck steak as the long, slow cooking tenderises the beef until it's melt-in-the-mouth tender. Plenty of veggies means all you need to serve this with is some crusty bread or creamy mash.

Apricot jam

No need to make a huge batch - just 500gm of apricots cooked in the microwave will give you a lovely jar or 2 of jam.

Pastitsio

This recipe is great to make in little ramekins at the beginning of a busy week so you can pull them out of the fridge and pop them straight into the oven on one of those nights when you just can't face cooking.