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Chilli Con Carne

1 tbsp oil 1 large onion 1 red pepper 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder (or 1 level tbsp if you only have mild) 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 500g lean minced beef 1 beef stock cube 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ tsp dried marjoram 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp tomato purée … Continued

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Beef & beer pie

1 onion, chopped 1 small celery stick, chopped 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 700g beef shin, featherblade or stewing steak, cut into large chunks 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 beef stock cubes 2 sprigs thyme 540ml can dark ale or beer For the pastry 500g plain flour, plus a little extra 250g vegetarian suet 1 egg, beaten a few pinches … Continued

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Winners at Smithfield Awards!

Thomas Johnston is celebrating after winning a prestigious Diamond Award in the UK’s most prestigious competition for craft butchery products – The Smithfield Awards. The event, which is held annually by the Q Guild of Butchers recognises and rewards the excellent products that are being produced by the very best butchers in the country. Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers of … Continued

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Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS 2 cloves of garlic ½ a bunch of fresh basil olive oil 1 x 400 g tin of plum tomatoes 2 x 150 g skinless free-range chicken breasts 100 g plain flour 2 large free-range eggs 100 g breadcrumbs 30 g Parmesan cheese 150 g dried spaghetti METHOD Peel and finely slice the garlic. … Continued

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Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped 1 onion , diced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 75g chorizo, sliced 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning 250g long grain rice 400g can plum tomato 350ml chicken stock Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid and brown the chicken for 5-8 mins until golden. Remove … Continued

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Lamb Biryani

400g lamb neck, cut into small cubes 4 garlic cloves, grated 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp nigella seeds 1 tbsp Madras spice paste 200g basmati rice, rinsed well 8 curry leaves 400ml good-quality lamb or chicken stock 100g paneer, chopped 200g spinach, cooked and water … Continued

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Haggis & Whisky Winner!

We recently held a competition on our Facebook page… instead of our usual steak pie competition we gave away a haggis and a bottle of single malt whisky to celebrate good auld Rabbie Burns! Here we are with our winner, Margaret! Congratulations!!!!! PS. keep your eyes peeled for another competition coming soon!      

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Moroccan Chicken One-Pot

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced 100g tomato 100g ginger, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into big chunks 600ml chicken stock 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 100g dried cherry … Continued

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Caramelised Balsamic Steaks

2 lean sirloin, rib eye or flat iron steaks For the Balsamic Marinade 30ml/2tbsp good quality balsamic or red wine vinegar 15ml/1tbsp muscovado or dark brown sugar 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed or 5ml/1tsp garlic purée 1 large sprig freshly chopped rosemary Salt and freshly milled black pepper 5-10ml/1-2tsp mild chilli … Continued

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Burns Night – 25th January

Who’s ready for some haggis, neeps and tatties? Burns Night is just around the corner, the 25th of January to be precise! Use our click and collect service to order our delicious homemade haggis whenever suits you or just pop in store. Or why don’t you try something different this year like our battered haggis pudding, haggis … Continued

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