As the frosty winter air, shorter days and chillier nights roll in, there’s one sure-fire way to keep the winter blues at bay - with a hearty winter meal. Tucking into your gooey toastie while getting toasty by the heater is a great way to close off a chilly winter’s day. But when it comes to making hearty meals for winter, we’re talking meals so comforting and full of deeply satisfying flavour that even the cold won’t keep you from getting seconds.
Hearty Winter Meal Ideas
A delectable, classic dish - a rich, steaming oxtail potjie is enough to melt the frosty winter feels away. This delicious oxtail stew is infused with the heartiest ingredients that pair perfectly with the winter weather - red wine, carrots and cloves - slow cooked for several hours to deliver a mouth-watering, falling-off-the-bone oxtail stew. For some extra indulgence, consider serving your oxtail with some scrumptious creamy samp, for a full-flavoured, hearty winter meal that will warm the whole family right up.
If you’ve been wondering, “What should I make for dinner when it's cold?”, wonder no more with our winter-warming chicken, leek and bacon pie. It doesn’t get much heartier than a delicious pie with a buttery crust, bursting with a satisfying savoury mix of chicken, bacon and leeks, enrobed in a sumptuous creamy sauce. For unforgettable flavour that will make this pie a permanent feature on your go-to winter foods list, give this delicious pie a try.
We can’t speak about good hearty winter meals without mentioning a bowl of delicious soup. Winter is definitely soup season, and it’s no wonder with the comfort, nutrition and satisfying hearty flavour they deliver. What better way to spice things up and bring some warmth to your winter kitchen than with this rich and creamy spicy coconut lentil soup.
Made with wholesome brown lentils and a fragrant coconut sauce, serve this delightful soup with some naan bread for a sensational side to this bowl of hearty goodness.
Having to endure the cold is non-negotiable, but with our hearty winter meal inspiration, you’ll be able to melt the winter blues away in the most delicious way. Visit What’s For Dinner today for more delightful winter meal ideas.