Mom’s Savoury Beef

Thank goodness for mom’s, eh?

My mommabear spent 5weeks with us while I was on maternity leave with Little Miss and not only did she provide much-needed support, love and help… but she also shared some wonderful recipes with me!

savoury beef 1

This Savoury beef dish has been a firm favourite from my childhood and although I had the recipe written down, I lacked the courage to test it out without her there! (Yes, mid-30’s and still scared of messing up… oops!) 🙂

The recipe is for a 1,5kg piece of beef, but when we made it – I used a smaller cut and halved the rest of the ingredients and it still came out great! Would I make it again? Hell, yes…  this is a perfect “let it cook slowly” kind of meal… giving you time to do all the other things on your list (like play/cuddle with baby and/or husband, laundry, phone a friend, etc :))

Savoury Beef

1,5kg (3lbs) piece of beef
2 garlic cloves
Salt & Pepper
3 medium onions
1 tin tomato paste
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/4 cup of vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Brown the whole piece of meat in some oil in a heavy saucepan (I used my Le Creuset casserole dish that has a lid)
  • Add onions, garlic, salt & pepper and tomato paste to the pot
  • Either simmer on the stove for 3-4hr or place in the oven at a low heat 140C for the same amount of time (I turned the piece of meat half way)
  • You might think that there isn’t enough liquid… but the meat juices along with the tomato paste, onions, etc seem to start a beautiful braising liquid that bubbles away gently around the piece of meat
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard and sugar and simmer for a further 1.5hours
  • Slice the meat (which should be so tender that it falls apart) and serve with the sauce

savoury beef 2


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