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Any ideas for easy family meals in the rayburn?

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chocolateisheaven1 Sun 23-Mar-14 11:14:18

Has anybody got ideas for easy family meals to cook in the rayburn? I am looking for kdeas for main meals and soups for me dh and 2.5 year old ds. Recipes where you just put it all together and bung in the rayburn would be great. Cooking time is not an issue but ideas where thesre is not loads of preperation would be good. Also trying to budget so am not looking for using premium cuts of meat etc. Thanks

nolongerbumpieorlumpie Sun 23-Mar-14 11:20:14

buy some sausages, split them and make meatballs shallow fry for 5mins, turning all the time. Add them to cooked pasta and a tin of tomato soup or pasata. bung in the Rayburn and sprinkle cheese on top. Cook for about 35mins.

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UmBongo Mon 24-Mar-14 18:54:34

Any sort of stew/bolognaise sauce etc! Boil it up on the top, bung it in the bottom oven (on the floor of the oven) ignore all day and eat for tea. Freeze the rest as home made ready meals for next time! Uses cheap meat as you cook it very slowly!

tb Mon 24-Mar-14 20:24:13

Used to make a sort of hotpot from a breast of lamb.

Bung the breast of lamb in a pot with a couple of peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves and water and bring to the boil. Bung in the oven overnight.

Take out, strain and allow stock to cool and lift fat off.

Separate meat from bones and any fat left.

Put meat, sliced carrots, chopped swede, sliced onions in pot and top with sliced potato. Pour over stock. Put in oven until cooked.

Pork with Cider
Take a piece of pork shoulder, boned and rolled and simmer overnight in cider with a bayleaf, peppercorns and a carrot and an onion. Can just use water. Take out, and take out meat. Score fat for crackling if it's not already done. Put a couple of sheets of kitchen paper in a sieve and run through with cold water to dampen it. Pour the stock through the paper-lined sieve, and the fat will stay behind. Boil the stock to reduce to make a lovely sticky gravy. Put the meat in the top of the hottest oven to crisp up the crackling. (I use the top of the roasting oven in an Aga, so the hottest you can get.)

Beef stew - put some shin beef in a pot, add a couple of sprigs of thyme, and several chopped anchovy fillets. Put a sheet of foil between the lid and the casserole to get a really good fit. Cook in a slow oven overnight - equivalent to Aga simmering oven.

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