- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 200g sirloin or rump steak
- 1 small onion, sliced
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- pinch dried oregano
Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…
- glass red wine
- 200g can chopped tomato
Heat the oil in a pan. Fry steak for 2 mins on each side until brown. Remove steak to a plate, then throw the onion, garlic and oregano into the pan. Fry for 5 mins until starting to turn golden.
Tip the wine and tomatoes into the pan, then simmer for 10 mins until thickened and rich. Slice the steak into chunks, return to the pan with any juices, then simmer for a few mins to reheat. Serve with pasta, chips or some fried potatoes.
Plan your meals so that you can recycle your leftovers, for instance cook extra boiled potatoes one night and use them in a frittata the next day.
Shopping for one
It’s often cheaper to buy meat, chicken and fish in larger packs, so divide it into portions and freeze for another time.
Keep it fresh
If you decide to buy larger canned goods, make sure that you transfer the remaining contents to a plastic container and use within a few days.