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  1. Roast Beef with Mustard Crust

    Roast Beef with Mustard Crust

    1kg beef roasting joint 1 tbsp plain flour 1½ tsp mustard powder 2 large red onions, cut into wedges 16 shallots, peeled 2 bulbs of garlic, cloves separated but unpeeled 15g fresh thyme 200g Chantenay carrots, trimmed 1 tbsp sunflower oil, to drizzle
  2. Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

    Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

    1 tbsp olive oil 700g braising steak 90g cubed pancetta 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced 2 sticks of celery, finely sliced 2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced 175ml red wine 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 500g pappardelle pasta...
  3. Beef Stew with Horseradish Twist

    Beef Stew with Horseradish Twist

    450g beef braising steak, cut into roughly 3cm pieces 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, chopped 250g closed cup chestnut mushrooms, sliced 390g tin chopped tomatoes 500ml beef stock, made with 1 stock cube 1 bay leaf 2 tbsp horseradish sauce 15g bunch...
  4. Creamy Beef Stroganoff

    Creamy Beef Stroganoff

    250 g long grain rice 1 tbsp olive oil 400 g pack extra lean stir fry beef 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 200 g fine beans, washed and sliced in half 250 g pack closed cup chestnut mushrooms, wiped and sliced 200 ml chicken stock, made with stock cube 150 g frozen garden peas 150 ml lighter...
  5. Stroganoff


    Contrary to popular belief, Stroganoff is NOT a stew or casserole, so you'll need meat suitable for quick cooking, so ask the butcher for something suitable for a stir fry. I like Sirloin, cut into strips. This week I found Venison medallions in Lidl, and used these instead of beef. Butter is...
  6. Beef and Bacon Burgers

    Beef and Bacon Burgers

    For the burgers 450 g beef mince 3 shallots (finely chopped) 50 ml stout 2 tbsp breadcrumbs (wholemeal) 4 tbsp English mustard 240 g streaky bacon 1 tbsp parsley (chopped) vegetable oil salt pepper To serve 4 large burger seed buns (halved) 8 slices mature cheddar cheese 1 red onion (sliced)...