Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Making the most of food in your fridge #wastelessjourney

I think we're all guilty of buying food we hope to put to use but in actual fact we end up throwing away because its gone passed it's use by date. I'm definitely guilty of this but I think over the past few months I've become better at using up ingredients before they go off.

I like cooking, I'm not amazing but I can throw together a good meal. As a northerner I think we know how to make a meal out of the most random ingredients whether it be a pie, bake or casserole. I quite like making fish pie and corned beef hash. Corned beef hash is probably my favourite as you can throw pretty much anything in it.

Corned Beef Hash

1 tin of corned beef
3/4 large baking potatoes
3 carrots
1 onion
Worcester Sauce
Beef Stock cube
Optional: Shortcrust Pastry or Cheese

  • Peel and chop the potatoes into small chunks and place in a pan of boiling water. Cook until soft.
  • Peel the carrots and then slice. Put into a separate pan and boil until soft.
  • While the potatoes and carrots are boiling, chop the onion.
  • Spray some cooking oil into a pan and saute until soft.
  • Open the can of corned beef and crumble up into a bowl.
  • Once the potatoes and carrots are cooked drain and then mash up separetly.
  • Option: If you want a mash topping then leave some mash to top with OR you could top with pastry if you have any.
  • Once the potatoes and carrots are mashed you can then mix together and then add the onions and corned beef into an oven proof dish.
  • Once everything is mixed together you can choose to add a bit of beef stock,  Worcester Sauce and pepper to taste.
  • If you have saved some mash for the topping spread it evenly and maybe add some cheese to the top. Alternatively use puff pastry and brush with some egg.
  • Place in the oven for 30 mins at 180 degrees until the top is golden.
  • Serve with beetroot, salad or some vegetables.
Joey's portion
I love making this dish as Joey can have some too and he likes it. Also if you make too much its good to keep for lunch the next day or maybe freeze.

What meals do you like cooking with fridge leftovers?

*This is my entry for the #wastelessjourney campaign.

The Waste-less Journey has been created by AO.com

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