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Celebrate soul food month with these recipes

Soul food was born from the concept of creativity; doing the best that you can with what you have, and June is soul food month!

Therefore, this month we are embracing the rich, flavoursome and comforting American culinary heritage by using our amazing New Zealand produce to make and recreate some of our favourite Soul Food dishes. From hearty stews to southern spiced kebabs these recipes are sure to satisfy the soul.

Once you try these recipes we’re confident you’ll want to continue creating them far beyond just this month!

Marinated Beef Brisket

This is a perfect winter meal to get started at lunchtime, the longer cooking time of this brisket makes for a flavourful and tender eating experience. We like to pair this with warmed tortillas and a crunchy winter slaw.

Texas Meatloaf with Guacamole

This dish embraces the full on flavours of Tabasco sauce, guacamole and sweet peppery barbecue sauce making for a sensational yet comforting southern dining experience. We like to enjoy this meatloaf with homemade potato wedges.

Peppered Steak with Mustard Cream

Rich beef steak paired with a bold yet velvety mustard cream makes for a scrumptious southern-inspired dish. Couple this steak with vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, beans and/or broccoli for added nutrients.



Stuffed Lamb Heart

This dish from Hannah Miller Childs boasts big flavours and tender, sweet lamb. The slow-braised lamb hearts are stuffed with sausage meat and wrapped in smokey bacon for an unbeatable winter dish. Get cosy and enjoy with steamed broccoli and chimichurri sauce.

Brisket and Cheese Pies

There's nothing more American than a delicious cut of brisket. Being such a large cut of beef, it’s not unusual to have some leftovers from your weekend cooks. Fortunately, there are a few great ways to use it up and brisket and cheese pie are one of the easiest and tastiest. Juicy beef brisket, a decadent one, tomato, and beef broth gravy, and a hefty dose of melted cheese - you're onto a winner!



Jalapeño Double Smash Burgers

Our Jalapeño aioli double patty smash burger is a crowd favourite that we love to make whenever entertaining guests. It’s a quick and easy recipe that tastes great. It’s comprised of two juicy patties topped with two slices of cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce and a spicy jalapeño sauce on a lightly toasted bun.

Lemon, Honey & Rosemary Lamb Ribs

These marinated lamb ribs provide a quick and easy meal which is low in sodium, are a rich source of iron and more importantly, are finger-licking good!


Beef & Potato-Top Bake

There is nothing more comforting on a cold week night than the warm tender meat and moreish flavours of our Beef and Potato Top Bake. It is perfect for those who can’t decide between a pie and a stew!



Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak

Tomahawk Steak is one of the most visually impressive and delicious pieces of beef that you're likely to eat. Using a reverse sear method, you're able to produce a perfectly pink and tender steak. Follow the method below to do the same!

Beef Kebabs with Southern Spice Rub

The bold spice mix in this dish is what makes it so special. Being such a simple recipe, these Kebabs are perfect as a snack or starter and can easily be paired with sides of your choice to make them a more filling meal.


Posted by Shawn Moodie

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