Friday, November 24, 2017

Beef Strip recipes

Jodie Collins' Easy Beef (or Lamb) Curry

The original recipe is made with lamb strips but beef ones are a great inexpensive substitute.

1 packet of Aria Farm Lamb Strips 1 cup of chopped spinach (optional)
1 onion finely chopped  
1/2 teaspoon of curry powder (for extra spice add more or use hot curry powder)
1/2 teaspoon of garam masala
1 can of chopped tomatoes (I puree mine)
1/4 cup milk

•    Heat non-stick pan and add lamb strips.
•    When chips are brown add onion and spinach, saute till onion is clear.
•    Add curry powder and garam masala, mix in well.
•    Add canned tomatoes and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes
•    Add milk, stir through and remove from heat.
•    Serve over rice with a green salad.

Serves 3 to 4

Open Beef Sandwich

Rye bread topped with fresh tomato salsa, Aria Farm Beef, Chicken or Lamb Strips, sliced avocado and sour cream.
Absolutely Delicious

Sweet Chilli Beef (or combo)

  475g Aria Farm Beef Strips (you can use Chicken)

1 large Onion
2-3 Garlic Cloves
¼ cup Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 Tblsp. Soy Sauce
1 cup Orange Juice
½ cup Water
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 ½ cups of Cauliflower
1 cup Broccoli
1 cup Beans
1 ½ Tblsps. Cornflour (mixed until runny with a little water)

In a large pan sauté the onion and garlic. Stir in the orange juice, water, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and salt and pepper. Add the vegetables and cook for ten minutes.
Whilst the vegetables are cooking brown the Aria Farm Chicken or Beef Strips. Before adding the meat to the vegetables, thicken with the cornflour.

Serve on steamed rice.

Thai Beef Or Chicken Noodles

Thai Beef Or Chicken Noodles 
Noodles - 1 small packet
3 tablespoons of olive oil
½ packet of Aria Farm Beef or Chicken Strips
2 Cloves of minced garlic
2 eggs
1 large finely sliced onion
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon crushed chilli
Boil noodles in boiling water to which one teaspoon of salt has been added. When tender drain and run under cold water to separate. Leave draining until ready to use.
Heat wok or large fry pan, add the garlic.
Stir fry until golden brown.
Whisk the 2 eggs and add to strips and garlic continuing to stir-fry until egg is cooked like egg scramble.
Add drained noodles and sliced onion.
Keep stirring or turning with skillet then add fish sauce chilli, sugar and paprika.
If mixture is too dry add ¼ cup water. Still stirring cook until liquid is reduced.
Serve with a fresh green salad.

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 
Serves 4

475g Aria Farm Beef or Lamb Strips
2 tablespoons oil
2 onions, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
425g can of Chilli Beans
¼ cup tomato sauce or paste
1 cup of beef stock or water
Cook the beef or lamb strips in a pan until browned. Remove from pan.
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion, garlic until it begins to soften. Add the cumin and cook for 2 minutes more.
Return the strips to the pan with the chilli beans, tomato sauce or paste and the beef stock or water.
Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread and a salad or alternatively with your favourite winter vegetables.

NB: Try wrapped in a tortilla for a meal on the go.

Tender Beef Tacos

Tender Beef Tacos 
475g Aria Farm Beef Strips
2 tomatoes
2 cups sliced lettuce
1 cup grated cheese
6 taco shells
Tomato (or favourite sauce)
Cook beef strips according to packet directions. Place lettuce over the base of taco shells. Divide beef strips among taco shells. Slice tomatoes and place over beef strips with grated cheese. Serve with tomato (or your favourite) sauce. Serves 6.

Basil & Mint Marinade - good for Antipasto

1 desert spoon dried sweet basil
1 desert spoon dried mint
2 desert spoons brown sugar
1 large teaspoon of crushed garlic
½ cup soy sauce

Marinate 475 gms Beef or Lamb strips in the above marinade for at least 30 minutes and then oven bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degrees. Or pan fry for 6-8 minutes. Serve hot or cold

Sate Marinade Grandpas Chow Mein Marinade

In a blender mix 5-6 cloves of garlic, a golf ball of ginger, 2tbsp soy sauce and 1 desertspoon of Hoi Sin sauce. Poor this marinade over 475gm of beef strips. Stir occasionally over ½ hour.

Cook the strps in the marinade on med-high heat. Add 3-4 cups of frozen peas.
When the peas are cooked add diced vegetables, mushrooms or anything else that will cook fast.

If you do not use mushrooms it may be necessary to add stock or water. If it is too wet thicken with a little cornflour. Serve over cooked rice with spring onion on the top.

Sate Marinade

1 cup peanut sate sauce
2 desert spoons soy sauce

Marinate 475 gms Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips in the above marinade and then oven bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degrees. Or pan fry for 6-8 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Uncle Finn's cornish pasties

1 packet of short pastry
¼ packet of Aria Farm Strips, cut in half
1 potato, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of gravy (dry mix).
Mix all ingredients and spoon into centre of thinly rolled out pastry.
Cut in a circle (use a saucer as a template).
Seal top to form a crescent shape.
Brush with water and prick with a fork.
Bake at 200° for 10-12 minutes.

Aria Farm Salad

2 cups Mesculun (small salad leaves) torn up
1 bunch Spring Onions, sliced diagonally
1 Red Pepper, seeded and sliced
½ cup Walnut pieces, chopped coarsely
¼ cup Olive Oil
2 Tblsps. Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Each of Salt and Lemon Pepper
475gms of Aria Farm Beef Strips
little olive oil for frying
Combine mesculun leaves, sliced spring onions, red pepper and walnut pieces.
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small screwtop jar and shake to combine.

Stir fry beef strips in a little olive oil (don't overcook!). Toss salad vegetables in dressing. Arrange warm beef strips over vegetables and serve immediately.

Feeds 4, most deliciously.

Spicy Strip rolls with a chilli dip

Spicy Strip rolls with a chilli dip 
For 4 servings:
475gm packet Aria Farm Strips
1 red onion - finely chopped
2 cloves garlic - crushed
2 carrots, grated
½ cup chopped parsley
1 teaspoon chilli paste
salt and ground black pepper
4 tablespoons hummus (sundried tomato)
8 sheets filo pastry
4 teaspoons butter - melted
Sweet chilli yoghurt dipping sauce:
1 cup natural yoghurt
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

Method: Heat a non stick pan and sauté the Strips until cooked
Add the onion, garlic and carrots and cook for a couple of minutes
Add the parsley, chilli paste, salt and pepper, cook for 2 minutes
Remove strips from heat and allow to cool. When cool, mix in the hummus
Brush two sheets of filo with the melted butter and layer on top of each other. Place ¼ of the strip mixture about 10cm in down the long length of the filo leaving about 5cm at each end to tuck in and roll up.
Bake at 220°C for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

To make the dipping sauce:
Mix together the yoghurt and chilli sauce in a small bowl and serve

Aunty kate's crockpot delight

475g packet of Aria Farm Strips of your choice
Jar of curry sauce (you can use any prepared sauce of your liking)
1 cup of water
Place in a crockpot and simmer on low for 6-8 hours

Barbequed Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips

Turn barbeque on
Get plate or wok sizzling hot
Throw frozen strips onto plate or into wok

Turn till browned - approximately 6 minutes
Do not overcook

Tips for Cooking:

Sear strips off with hot hotplate to keep moisture in
Don't put too many strips onto plate or into wok at one time -
475g maximum - otherwise insufficient heat means they stew rather than barbeque

Tips for Eating

Serve strips with a sauce or marinate before cooking

The strips can be marinated before cooking on the barbeque or oven and then served straight away. Yum.

Yummy Marinade
Combine 1 grated onion, 1 tsp crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/3 cup soy sauce, pepper and pour over a bag of Aria Farm Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips. Marinade for an hour. Cook on the barbeque as above. Note: A tsp of hoi sin sauce and/or black bean sauce can be added as a variation to the above marinade.

Chinese 5 Spice Marinade
Combine 2tsp 5 spice, 1tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt, 2tsp crushed garlic and 2tsp crushed ginger with a bag of Aria Farm Beef or Lamb Strips. Marinade for an hour. Cook on the barbeque as above.

Lisa's Stir Fry Delight

Lisa's Stir Fry Delight 
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Chinese wine or sherry
1 tbsp oil
1tsp ginger, roughly chopped
1 tsp garlic, crushed
1¼ cups beef stock
2 tbsps dark soy sauce
1 tsp cornstarch mixed with a little water
2 carrots, sliced
2 courgettes, sliced
1 head broccoli
2 spring onions
½ cup sliced mushrooms
Mix together the marinade ingredients and stir into the meat, set aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick wok or pan and saute ginger, onions and garlic until lightly browned. Lift the strips out of the marinade and add to the pan with the vegetables. Pour over the stock and soy sauce. Cook for 4 minutes. Thicken the sauce with the cornstarch, stirring continuously until the desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately on a bed of rice.

Toasted Sandwiches

Toasted Sandwiches 
Healthy, quick and delicious! Can be made using frozen or thawed strips. Butter bread, add filling of your choice and cook well in a toasted sandwich machine. Use either white or grain bread - Vogel's whole grain bread is especially nice. Suggested fillings: Beef or Lamb Strips with
Cheese, onion and mustard
Cheese, pineapple and ham
FARM GLADE Apricot Sauce
Cook up a handful of Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips. Leave to cool slightly and place in a small container and into the lunch box. A favourite sauce can be sent along separately or added to the strips before or after cooking. This is a healthy, nutritious and filling snack.

Savoury Filling - for Pancakes or Pita Pockets

Savoury Filling - for Pancakes or Pita Pockets 

475gms Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips
3 rashers of bacon chopped with rind removed
1 packet bacon and onion soup mix
1 cup cold water (1/2 cup for pita pockets)
Lightly grease a frypan on medium heat
Add Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips and bacon , cook until lightly brown
sprinkle with soup mix, stir and turn all ingredients
add water stir again and cook for 2 minutes
take off the heat and fill pancakes or pita pockets


475gms beef strips
4 tablespoons or more plum sauce
1 medium can whole baby beetroot
Cook beef strips until lightly brown
Drain and quarter beetroot, add to the pan stir until heated through
Add plum sauce and stir thoroughly
Serve over hot noodles or rice, or in a pancake, or in a pita pocket

Hot Bread Rolls

Hot Bread Rolls 
For these 2 recipes vary the amount of Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips depending on the rolls to be filled

Beef and Onion
Cook beef strips until lightly brown in a fry pan ,add chopped onion
Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of gravy mix stir all ingredients
Add I cup of water and cook for 2 more minutes
Fill a split long bread roll and ENJOY

Lamb and Mint
Cook lamb strips until brown and tender
Add 2 tablespoons of mint jelly
Fill a split long bread roll and ENJOY

Beef Strips Kebabs

Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips Kebabs 
Idea No One
These kebabs are ideal for children as you can make them colourful and use whatever your children enjoy or have in the cupboards.
Cook a few Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips in the oven for 10 minutes or in a frypan for 6 minutes. Cut up a variety of vegetables or fruit e.g. red,green or yellow peppers, cucumber, tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, celery, oranges, apples, pineapple(canned) or banana. Anything can be used as long as it will slide onto a kebab skewer. Cheese or bits of bread work well.
Alternate the strips with your chosen ingredients onto a kebab skewer ( these are available at your local supermarket) and serve on a plate with a dipping sauce.

Idea No Two
Place slightly defrosted Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips onto kebab skewers alternately with red, green or yellow peppers, small mushrooms, tomatoes and pieces of onion. Cook on the barbeque or in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. Serve on a bed of rice and with a dipping sauce of your choice.
For a variation the strips can be marinated before cooking.

Erik's Beef, Strips Pie

Erik's Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips Pie 
Place a sheet of prepared flaky pastry in a greased pie dish, covering the sides.
Roll the strips in cornflour.
Cover the pastry with strips.
Cover the chips with a layer of cheese (optional).
Place a sheet of flaky pastry on the top . Cook for 12 -15 minutes in a preheated oven @ 200c
A variation on the final sheet of pastry is to cover the cheese with mashed potato and cook as above.

Aria Farm Quick Curry

Aria Farm Quick Curry 

Brown a packet of Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips in a pan. Add a curry sauce of your choice and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve on a bed of rice.

Aunty Trudi's Noodle Delight

Aunty Trudi's Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips Noodle Delight 

Brown 475gms of Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips in a pan. Add ¼ cup of soy sauce and cook for 1 minute. Then add 1tsp hoisin sauce and 1 packet of "Cup a mushroom soup" mixed with ½ cup of water. Cook this mixture until it thickens. About 5 minutes. Serve over cooked noodles.

Aria Farm Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strips Lasagne

Aria Farm Lasagne 

475gm Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips
½ loaf vogels mixed grain bread
2tbsps butter or margarine
1cube beef stock in 2 cups boiling water
1 cup chopped celery
1 large onion finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
¼ tsp paprika
2tsp sage
½tsp marjoram
½tsp thyme
½tsp celery seed
½ tsp salt

Melt the butter and place all the ingredients together in a large dish. Place in oven @ 180c for about 20 minutes. Note: If you don't have all the spices just use what you have avaliable this will still be delicous.

Cover the mixture with mashed potatos and return the oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.

To add a extra flavour to the potatos cook them with 1 stalk of celery with leaves, 1 bay leaf and a crushed cloves

Rice Rissotto

Rice Rissotto 
This is my families favourite rice dish - Anna Arndt

3 cups cooked rice
250gm Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips these can be chopped in ½ if you like
3 cups lightly cooked veges e.g peas, beans or frozen mixed veges
1tsp garlic
2tbsp soy sauce
2tbsp chopped pink sushi ginger -if this ginger is not avaliable substitute with chopped ginger.
1 onion finely chopped
optional -2 eggs - whip each egg in a cup, then cook it quickly in a hot pan, place on a chopping board to cool, when the egg is cool chop into bite size pieces.

Brown the chips , onions and 1/2tsp garlic in a wok or fry pan remove from the pan.
Place 2 tbsps oil in the wok or frypan. Add all the ingriedients and heat through.

Any of your favourite ingredients can be added to this recipe. It is also delicous reheated the next day.

Yum Yum

Yum Yum 

3 tbsps partly cooked rice
1 large onion sliced
2 rashers chopped bacon
1 large tomato per person - sliced
250gms lamb, beef or chicken strips (1/2 packet)

Brown onions and bacon in a pan, remove from the pan then brown the lamb chips. Place all the ingredients in the pan. Simmer gently , add ½ cup of milk and thicken with cornflour.

Aria Farm Strips

Aria Farm Strips

Stir fry 5 cups of stirfry vegetables in a little oil, remove from the pan. Stirfry 475gm of Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips until golden, return vegetables to the pan add 1 cup of stirfry sauce and heat through.

Aria Farm Strips Bolognaise

Aria Farm Strips Bolognaise 

In a pan brown 475gms of Beef, Lamb or Chicken stripss, add a jar of commercial spaghetti sauce, simmer 10-15 minutes. Serve over spaghetti.

Five Spice Strips

Five Spice Strips 

2tsp Chinese 5 spice
1tsp pepper
1tsp salt
2tsp garlic
2tsp ground ginger

Stir fry 475gms Beef, Lamb or Chicken strips in the above ingredients using 1 tsp of oil for 6 minutes. Serve with stir fry vegetables or as a finger food.

Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strip Burgers

Beef, Lamb or Chicken Strip Burgers 

Brown 5-6 strips per burger.
Toast the burger puns.
On the burger add Strips and your choice of filling.
Examples: beetroot, lettuce, grated carrot, cucumber, tomato, fried onion
Add a sauce of your choice e.g. tomato, plum, sate ,mint jelly 

Beef Strip Bake

Beef Strip Bake

Courtesy of Lisa Walsh from Dunedin
475g of Aria Farm Beef Strips
6 large potatoes
1 large tin of spaghetti
Cheese, grated

Boil potatoes and mash. Layer beef strips in an oven dish. Top with tin of spaghetti and mashed potato. Sprinkle grated cheese over and bake at 160ºC for 30 minutes.

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