What's For Dinner: Slow Roasts, Stir-Fries, and Carved Lamb

This week on What’s For Dinner? we’re putting the spotlight on slow cooking, stir-fries, and carving legs of lamb.

With the weekend approaching, don't let that slow cooker sit unused, deep in the closet or pantry. Plug it in and get cooking this flavourful beef ragout. The recipe is great as all it requires is a bit of patience, simple pantry ingredients, and economical cuts like beef skirt, rump steak, or crosscut blade. What we like to do is prepare the ingredients the night before in the slow cooker and cook the pasta when we get home. Delicious!     

We’ve also pulled together our list of fifteen essential beef and lamb recipes prepared in the slow cooker. With an enviable collection of hearty soups, stews, curries and roasts included, it’s no surprise that the article has proved popular with Kiwis over winter.

If you're looking for some simple and delicious meals to serve up then get your wok out and get into stir-frying. We love stir-fries because they're well suited to combining lean New Zealand beef and lamb with seasonal veges. As a result, we get healthy and nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy. Follow these simple steps for a perfect beef or lamb stir fry every time. We also have forty fantastic stir-fry recipes on our website.

There’s been a lot of discussion in the news about alternative diets, and with that in mind we took a look at the nutritional benefits of grass-fed New Zealand beef and lamb. Put simply - it’s hard to beat the bang for buck nutritional value of NZ beef and lamb. Read more here.

Lastly, we took a look at some tips and tricks to carving a full leg of lamb. You can check out the video by Allyson Gofton here.