4 Easy Comfort Food Recipes You Have to Make This Winter

Words: Karl Tessendorf

Cool winter weather means that we’re spending more time indoors, so take the opportunity to master a really special dish – something that comforts from the inside out. You can opt to go low and slow, braising or roasting a cut of meat for a few hours until it’s fall-apart tender, or you can go the ultimate comfort route with something just plain naughty, like chicken and waffles. We’ve cooked up four insanely yum and easy comfort food recipes that are our ode to the ultimate in comfort food – rich, belly-filling and, of course, totally delicious.

4 Easy Comfort Food Recipes

Braised Beef Shin

Beef Shin Roast

A whole braised shin takes a long time to make but it really is a thing of beauty. It comes out looking like a Fred Flintstone giant meat lollipop with fall apart, tender meat. The addition of a mountain of onions to the mix makes for a silky gravy, and when paired with the crunchiest roast potatoes, well, it doesn’t get much better.

Recipe for Braised Beef Shin 

Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles

If you’ve never had fried chicken and waffles then you really need to look in the mirror and ask yourself, do I even like me? It’s one of life’s truly great comforts with its sweet, salty, crunchy and pillowy combination of flavours.

Recipe for Fried Chicken and Waffles 

Steak and Kidney Cottage Pie

Steak and Kidney Cottage Pie

Nothing says comfort food like double the comfort in one dish. This ultimate winter warmer is packed with tender meat, distinctive kidney flavour, umami mushrooms and silky soft onions all snugly housed under a buttery and crusty mash topping. It’s a meal fit for anyone and any occasion.

Recipe for Steak and Kidney Cottage Pie

Roast Bone Marrow on No Knead Bread Toast

Easy comfort food

Roast bone marrow on toast has got to be one of the simplest and most indulgent winter dishes out there. It’s pure flavour and when you spread the marrow onto some homemade bread and serve with a tart pickle, it just takes things to the next level. Pure, easy comfort food.

Recipe for Roast Bone Marrow on Toast

If these recipes made you all warm and fuzzy inside, check out our ultimate round-up of comfort food recipes for more of the good stuff.

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