Hey there! Some links on this page are affiliate links which means that, if you choose to make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I greatly appreciate your support!

There are some days you need a good cheat recipe.

Those are generally when you don’t have time to spend ages in the kitchen, or you’re just too god-damned tired.

Nonetheless, you still need to pull a firm favourite out the bag. This is a good recipe for these days.

I personally recommend Tesco Frozen Mash – it has a lovely buttery flavour. An amazing cheat tactic, a quick side for emergency situation’s, when you don’t have the time or energy for real mash. Great for novice cooks. Serves 2.


2 braising beef steaks

1 cup of frozen casserole veg

3/4 pint of red bisto gravy

4 cups of frozen mashed potato


Combine meat, veg and gravy in slow cooker. Cook on high for approximately 5 hours, then low for 2 hours. Microwave mash as directed. Voila!

Easy, peasy, satisfying comforting dinner – very little dishes.

Always a winner in my house.