About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Frugal Living. Corned Beef/tinned Ham Baked Roll

This is a recipe I used to do all the time during winter when we lived in the uk. Its not so cheap to do here as we dont have suet and corned beef is expensive , and I miss it on wet damp days like today. Its a real warming belly filler...

One tin of corned beef or any cheap tinned meat.  cubed.
Make a good suet pastry ( 8 oz plain flour, 2 oz suet, milk to mix)
Roll out to a square,  cover the pastry with a finely chopped onion, some mixed herbs and then dot the cubed meat over the top. If Im feeling the pinch moneywise badly, I even make one tin do for two rolls... just add extra onion .You can use cooked bacon too its just as good. but not so cheap.
Roll it up seal the edges and bake gently in the oven  till nicely brown and crisp on the top.
Served with plenty of mashed potatoes, cabbage and carrots with a nice onion gravy... yummy

This obviously makes a good jammy roll to have with custard too ..
Ive done all kinds of fillings, bacon & onion, spam, corned beef, leftover cooked meat.. fruit, jam,.... its very versatile. and if you use the meat sparingly very economical.