Tasty and simple recipes from Bord Bia

Beef is wonderfully versatile. You can throw it in a stir fry, roast it in the oven, whack it in a curry, or simply grill it on the barbeque - you are bound to create something tasty.

To make things a bit easier for you, Bord Bia’s Food Advisory Centre has come up with just the recipes to satisfy your craving for beef.

A wrap party


450g minced beef (or you can substitute minced lamb )

1 large onion, finely chopped, sautéed in oil till golden and cooled

1 tbsp scallions, chopped

1 tbsp chilli oil, optional but nice (see recipe below )

Salt and black pepper

To cook

Make up the meat filling by frying the mince in hot oil until well browned, then add the onion, scallions, chilli oil, seasoning plus a can of chopped tomatoes.

Simmer gently until fully cooked – 20 minutes approximately.

Tomato salsa

16 cherry tomatoes, chopped

1-2 red onions, finely chopped

Handful of chopped coriander

1 tbsp chilli oil (see recipe below )

Lemon juice to taste

Salt and black pepper

Avocado dressing

1 ripe avocado

2 tbsp Greek style natural yoghurt

Juice of half a lemon

1 tbsp chilli oil (see recipe below )

Salt and black pepper


Place all the ingredients in the processor and whizz for a few seconds.

To serve

Serve with a green leafy salad, tortillas (wrap in foil and warm in the oven ), tomato salsa, and avocado dressing.

Chilli oil

This is a really useful dressing to have on hand. It will spice up lots of meals - lamb cutlets, steaks, pasta sauces, and more.

Whizz 2-3 chillies, chopped, including seeds, 1 red pepper, chopped; 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped; a handful of coriander; 250ml oil and seasoning in the processor.

Store in the fridge for up to a week.


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