November 4, 2020

Roast Beef topside

Ingredients 3 kg topside of beef olive oil ½ a head of celery 2 carrots 1 onion 1 bulb of garlic 3 fresh bay leaves 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary GRAVY 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour 1 heaped tablespoon blackberry or blackcurrant jam 125 ml red wine 1 litre organic beef stock   Method Take the beef out of the fridge 1 hour before you want to cook it, to let it come up to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Drizzle the beef with 1½ tablespoons of oil, season with a pinch of sea salt and a good pinch of black pepper, then rub all over the meat. Place a 25cm x 35cm roasting tray on the hob …

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November 4, 2020

Beef Goulash

INGREDIENTS 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) topside or chuck steak 2 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour 2 onions 4 garlic cloves 2 tomatoes 2 green bullhorn peppers (or 1 large green capsicum/pepper) 1 carrot 2 boiling potatoes 1 parsnip 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon capsicum (pepper) paste ½ tablespoon tomato paste (to make your own) 1 bay leaf 8 celery leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon chilli flakes 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper rice to serve   METHOD Chop the beef into cubes about 3 cm (1¼ in) wide. Toss in the flour, then shake off the excess. Finely chop the onion …

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