14 days of Christmas, day 12; boxing day meat specials

I may already be planning what to do once Christmas is over, but that’s because Boxing Day normally means leftovers and picky bits, my favourite things.

After a day of eating turkey and the week of eating turkey that will follow Christmas Boxing Day can be a welcome relief making way for new meat. Pork to be exact. Everyone has their own traditions of what meat they enjoy on boxing day but for our family its pork. Popular other choices can be ham or beef.

So what meat should grace your Boxing Day table? Ding ding, let the contest begin.

boxing ring with meat.jpgHam joint, 1kg – ASDA £10 | Tesco £10.08 | Sainsbury’s £10

Beef joint, 1 kg – ASDA £5 | Tesco £5 | Sainsbury’s £6.50

Pork leg, 1.75kg – ASDA £5.10 | Tesco £5.25 | Sainsbury’s £6.60

Of course there are some other dishes we can make on Boxing Day which include meat of your choice and the leftovers from the day before. Amounts depend on how many leftovers you have and you shouldn’t need to buy anything new.

Stuffing burgers

Ingredients; egg, stuffing, cranberries, bacon, salt and pepper.

Method: chop up the leftover cooked bacon into small pieces and place in a bowl, add all other ingredients and then combine well. Shape into patties and then wrap in cling film. Store in the fridge for at least 1 hour then fry until gold on both sides.

Chestnut and sausage cake

Ingredients; onion, oil, chestnuts, sausage meat, breadcrumbs, egg and butter

Method: heat an oven to gas mark 5, fry onions and then mix with chopped chestnuts, sausage meat, breadcrumbs and egg. Butter a tin and place in a tin and cover with foil bake for 15 mins. Uncover and bake for 35 minutes until golden.



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