4 x 3 ingredient recipes to try 1 time in your life – part 19

by Barry Lewis


Beef curry hotpot

500g Beef braising steak / casserole diced steak

400g tinned curry sauce

3 medium potatoes, sliced thinly

Mint chocolate mousse

4 eggs, separated

300g dark mint chocolate (or other flavour)

200ml double cream, chilled

Sticky pork pancakes

400g pork mince

3tbsp hoisin sauce

Rice paper / wheat flour pancakes

(spring onion strips to serve)

Maple smoothie

2tsp maple syrup

1 banana, peeled

150ml milk

Here’s another 4 recipes that use just 3 ingredients (or items!) including a maple syrup smoothie, sticky pork pancakes, mint chocolate mousse and a beef curry hotpot! I hope this inspires you to have a go and pick up a pan, this was another really fun combo of recipes which I hope you add a few more bits to and get creative!

Beef curry hotpot

Get a deep baking dish large enough to fill the beef and space for potatoes, add the diced meat and the curry sauce, stir gently. Add the sliced potatoes and season with pepper. Bake wrapped in foil for 90 minutes on a baking tray to catch any potential spills at 160c/180fan or equivalent. Remove the foil after 90 mins and bake for a further 20 minutes to crisp the potatoes on top.

Mint chocolate mousse

Melt the chocolate in a microwave proof bowl in 30 second blasts, stirring in between. Allow to cool.

Whisk the cream until soft peaks form, then whisk in the egg yolks and the cooled chocolate, leave to one side.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then slowly fold in the chocolate mixture in batches until consistent texture is formed.

Put into serving cups and chill in the fridge.

Sticky pork pancakes

Cook the pork in a frying pan until browned, using a little oil if needed (I omitted it), stir from time to time. Reduce down any fats in the pan and cook through to achieve a nice colour, add in the sauce and stir as you warm and reduce it down for ten minutes on a low heat, stirring to coat the pork and prevent it from burning. Serve on fresh rice paper / wheat flour pancakes.

Maple smoothie

Whizz the 3 ingredients together in a blender, adding extra bananas if you wish to thicken it or more maple syrup to taste. Ice will make it much colder if you want to add ice cubes, but chilled milk makes it a nice temperature.