My husband and I love Mexican food, thus I decided to try and make some burritos. This recipe can be made with either chicken or beef, or scrap the meat to make a vegetarian version.


300 g minced beef/boneless chicken cubed
1 bottle of mild salsa (I used Tostitos)
1 can of red kidney beans
1 white onion, sliced
1 red chili, sliced
1 cup of lettuce, roughly sliced
1/2 cup grated cheddar/mozarella cheese
pinch of salt
1 cup cooked rice
1 avo, sliced
sour cream to serve
4 tortilla wraps


Fry the onion and red chili until the onion starts to brown. In a seperate pot, heat the salsa and kidney beans together. Once the onion starts to brown, add it to the salsa and cook while stirring for 5 – 10 minutes. While that is cooking, fry the mince and salt together in a little oil and add to the slasa mixture. Once the salsa is ready, serve the burrito’s by adding all the ingredients above. If it is just my husband and I, I like to serve up for both of us and I start with the rice, then the salsa, then the cheese, topped off with the lettuce. If we have guests, I prefer to place all the cooked ingredients in seperate bowls on the table to allow guests to help themselves. Leave the sour cream and avo on the side as some poeple might prefer to add their own. If you are expecting both meat eaters and vegetarians, serve the mince seperate from the salsa.


Beef Skewers with Roasted Potato and Rocket Salad

Beef Skewers with roasted potato and rocket salad

I knew that I wanted to add another recipe to my blog, but had no idea what to cook. I have made many, many meals, but could not decide on a recipe. My husband was busy paging through a magazine next to me, and a picture caught my eye and inspired me to make this meal. It turned out very, very yummy. I served this meal with a red onion sauce which is not in the picture, but I have added the recipe to this post. The red onion sauce really compliments the meal.

Beef Skewers

300 g rump steak, cut into squares
60 ml red wine
1 tsp dried oregano
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
metal or wooden skewers

Combine all the ingredients and marinate the steak for 1 hour. Once marinated, cook on a griddle pan until cooked to your preference. Skewer the meat onto your metal or wooden skewers.

Roasted Potato Salad

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

10 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 hand fulls of rocket leaves
1 red chili, chopped

Toss the cubed potato together with the oil to cover evenly. Mix the salt and lemon juice together and add to the potatoes. Toss the potatoes and salt together until all the pieces are evenly covered. Place on a oven tray and cook for 30 minutes, or until to potatoes starts to brown at the top. Once the potatoes are done, mix together with the rocket leaves and chili, and serve with the beef skewers.

Red Onion Sauce

4 red onions, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp butter
2 tsp sugar
a pinch of dried cumin
a pinch of salt
60 ml red wine
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp tomato sauce
35 ml boiling water

Melt the butter in a pan and add the onion, and fry for 2 minutes. Add the sugar and fry for another 10 minutes, making sure that the onion does not burn. Add the red wine, flour, cumin, salt and tomato sauce and mix well. Add the boiling water and allow to cook for another 5 minutes. Serve on the side or on top of the meat.