Our secret to making winter roasts in under 60 minutes

By TASTE, 12 July 2024

Beef short ribs in 30 minutes? Ostrich tenderloin roast under an 1 hour? It’s not impossible! Woolworths Easy Meal Roasts are the time saving secret to enjoy our favourite comfort meals in a flash.

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You don’t need a private chef (or a public holiday) to enjoy a roast dinner or slow-braised stew on a weeknight. With Woolworths’ Easy Roasts range, midweek feasts are a real possibility. Roast mushroom-and-herb-stuffed ostrich tenderloin? Just 50 minutes in the air-fryer. How about slow-cooked beef short rib on the bone, glazed in soy, ginger and cardamom sauce? 30 minutes. Developed to be fast, easy and totally delicious, these meals are designated crowd-pleasers, no effort required.

Ostrich tenderloin roast

Season 700 g Woolworths ostrich tenderloin roast and place on a roasting tray. Roast for 40 minutes at 160°C. Toss 200 g peeled carrots and 1 quartered baby cabbage in a little butter and oil and roast at 180°C for 15–20 minutes. Sauté 250 g mushrooms and a sprig of thyme in a little butter until golden brown. Add 1 cup cream and season to taste. Simmer until the sauce has reduced and serve with the ostrich and vegetables.

Asian-style beef  short rib

Roast Woolworths Asian-style beef short rib according to package instructions. Blanch 200 g pak choi and 200 g Tenderstem broccoli. Serve the short ribs with 500 g cooked fresh egg noodles, garnished with chopped fresh coriander, 2 sliced spring onions and the blanched pak choi and broccoli.


Photography: Saadiqah Assur-Ismail

Production: Brita du Plessis

Food Assistant: Josh van Zyl


Woolworths Easy Meals lets you enjoy all your favourite comfort meals without sweat. Follow the easy packaging instructions to tuck into classics like tomato bredie, roast leg of lamb, ox tripe and must-try winter warmers like Asian-style beef short rib and coconut lamb curry.  

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