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Healthy family meals on a budget!
New Zealand's Easiest Family Recipes
Serving healthy food to your family is challenging, especially when you are on a low budget. We have low cost meals for people on a budget with cost saving ideas and budget recipes. They are all healthy eating ideas and are cheap to prepare. Change the recipes to suit your family's tastes and the ingredients you have. Cutting costs on food doesn't mean you have to cut on quality. It's still possible to prepare meals that not only taste great, but are also good for you.
Barbeque Recipes NZ - easy barbecue recipes!

Summer is when men know how to cook - Many find barbecuing the most enjoyable form of cooking, with its flexibility to be creative with simple ingredients, and its relaxed, outdoor approach. Simple cooking demands good quality ingredients. Barbecues imbue food with a smoky flavour. This is caused by juices falling from the food onto the coals (even if they're imitation) and releasing smoke, which then flavours the food.


BEEF BURGERS
500 g lean beef mince
1 apple, grated (skin on)
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped parsley or coriander
2-3 spring onions, finely chopped
125g pouch Honey Soy Stir Fry Sauce
pepper to season
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Shape into 6 burgers.
Barbecue over a moderate heat on a greased pan for 5 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.
Serve on top of grilled bread such as foccacia and topped with grilled red peppers, apple slices, lettuce leaves, mayonnaise and a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs.
 

CORN ON THE COB
Simply pull back the husks and twist to form a handle, tie with a strip of husk or some twine.
Remove the threads and brush lightly with oil, or season with a chilli lime butter or other seasoned butter.
Place cobs on the grill and toast them till the kernels are golden brown (don’t forget to turn them).

GRILLED VEGETABLES
1 red capsicum, cut into chunks
1 kumara, cubed
1 eggplant, cubed
2 zucchini, sliced
200g mushrooms, quartered
2 corn cobs, cut into 3cm pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp Italian Herbs, Sea Salt, ground Peppercorns,
Place all the vegetables in a bowl. Add the oil and Italian Herbs and season with Salt and Pepper. Mix until well combined.
Barbecue for 12 -15 minutes or until cooked through and golden.

Serve in buns with favourite toppings and maybe some potato wedges on the side.
HAMBURGERS
750g mince
1 egg
3 spring onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 tblsp dried
4 approx large gherkins, finely chopped
3/4 cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
8 Burger Buns
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Shape into 6 burgers.
Barbecue over a moderate heat on a greased pan for 5 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.
Serve on top of grilled bread such as foccacia and topped with grilled red peppers, apple slices, lettuce leaves, mayonnaise and a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs.
 

HOT DOGS
8 -12 precooked beef sausages
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp prepared mustard
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups breadcrumbs
8 -12 metal skewers (or large bamboo skewers which have been previously soaked in water for an hour)
Spear each sausage at one end with a skewer.
Combine the mayonnaise, mustard and egg and coat each sausage (or use a pastry brush), then dredge in the breadcrumbs.
This is best done 5 -10 minutes prior to cooking.
Barbecue the hot dogs on the solid plate over a gentle heat with a little butter or oil, until golden and hot through.
Serve with tomato or barbecue sauce and/or mustard.

SCALLOPS
scallops
garlic
butter
white wine
black pepper
Mix up a little bowl of garlic butter, about 1 teaspoon of garlic to 200 g butter.
Clean the scallops so only the orange and white parts remain.
Give the scallop shells a good scrub and put two or three scallops in each.
Place a small knob of garlic butter on top of scallops, add a couple of tablespoons of white wine and a good grind of black pepper.
Carefully place the shells on the barbecue grill and cook for a few minutes only.
The scallop meat should just turn white and the butter melt into the wine.

SKEWERED STEAK
500g rump or sirloin steak
2 Tbsp Moroccan Seasoning
1 tsp oil
Place the Moroccan Seasoning on a sheet of waxed paper.
Cut the meat into 3cm chunks and thread onto skewers. (If you use bambooskewers, soak them in cold water for 3 - 4 hours to prevent them from burning).
Brush the meat with oil, then roll in the Moroccan Seasoning.

Cook over a medium heat on a preheated barbecue until the meat is golden brown and cooked to your liking.
Turn the skewers frequently while cooking.

Healthy family meals on a budget!