Lebone showed us how she spreads smiles around her dinner table with Harvestime
This week on Rate My Plate we got to meet home cooks, Khutso Tjiane, Lebone Modise and Kylie Vilakazi. The contestants battled it out and showed us how they elevate Harvestime Mixed Vegetables, but Lebone’s dish came out tops. The junior chef proved she has skills in the kitchen with her tasty beef pie and double baked potatoes – and chef Dede agreed. Try it for yourself!
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Beef pie with stuffed jacket potatoes
Cooking: 2 hours preparation: 45 minutes | Serves 4-6 people
15ml (1T) oil
2 onions, diced
½ each yellow, red and green pepper, seeds removed and diced
1,5 kg beef cubes (stewing beef)
10ml (2t) crushed garlic
15ml (1T) barbeque spice
10ml (2t) ground
10ml (2t) ground cumin
250ml (1c) beef stock
250ml (1c) water
Salt and pepper
3 potatoes, scrubbed
clean and halved
Salt and pepper
10ml (2t) paprika
15ml (1T) milk
10ml (2t) butter
5ml (1t) cream cheese
30ml (2T) chopped chives
2c Harvestime Mixed Vegetables
200g bacon, chopped
and fried until crispy
250ml (1c) grated
400g puff pastry
Flour, for rolling
30ml (2T) milk
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- In a saucepan, sauté the onion and peppers in butter until glazed. Add the cubed beef and fry until the meat is golden brown.
- Stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, garlic, barbecue spice, coriander and cumin. Add the water and beef stock cube. Turn down the heat and cook on low for 90 minutes.
- Halve the potatoes, season with salt, pepper and paprika and bake for 45 minutes.
- Microwave the Harvestime Mixed Vegetables for 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and 30ml (2T) melted butter.
- Fry the bacon until golden. Add the creamcheese, chives and mixed veggies and set aside.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, scoop out the flesh and add it to the bacon mixture. Set aside the skins. Add the milk and 10ml (2t) butter so that the mash is creamy. Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins .
- Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese on top then bake 10 min or until the cheese is melted.
- Cut out 4 squares of puff pastry for the pie bases and 4 circles for the top.
- Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray or coat with butter and put the pastry squares in each pan, making sure there are no holes or cracks in the pastry.
- Add the beef stew to the squares then close off the pies with the pastry circles. Brush with melted butter and bake for 20-25 min or until the pastry is cooked and golden.
- Serve with a side salad.
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c = cup/s