I make this recipe a lot. So much so that our boys remark “again?” when they ask what’s for dinner? But it’s easy and always hits the spot even if they’ve had it only last week. It’s a share and talk round the table meal, it’s a sitting in front of the TV meal, it’s a camping phenomenon and it’s a late night beach hut feast. It’s our House Special (… well one of them).
It freezes really well too and when my family sit down together to eat it then I know we are going to talk and giggle and share our day – good or bad but still giggles will feature.
What’s your family everyday meal? You know, the one that “just-works” no frills no spills?
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 500g pork mince
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1teaspoon smoked paprika
- 250g chorizo, diced
- 140g tomato puree
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 300ml apple juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- In a large saucepan, gently fry the onion, celery, carrot and garlic in the oil until softened.
- Turn up the heat and add the pork mince stirring until coloured. Add the cumin and paprika and fry for a few minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and cook on a low heat for about 20 minutes.
- Tastes even better if cooked in advance and reheated when needed.
- Serve with sour cream dip, grated cheese, wraps and tortilla chips.
** this recipe was originally featured in an old blog post from January 2015 and jigged.