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Ballymaloe Mince with Tomatoes and Marjoram

Serves 4-6   1 tablespoon olive oil 225g (8oz) freshly minced beef 1 fat clove of garlic 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard salt and freshly ground pepper 50g (2oz) chopped onion Tomato Fondue (see recipe) 2 tablespoons chopped marjoram   Garnish 2 tablespoons chopped parsley   Sweat the onion in the olive oil until soft.  Mix [...]

Pan-grilled Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Serves 6 6 x 175g (6 ozs) sirloin or fillet steaks 1 clove of garlic a little olive oil salt and freshly ground pepper Mushroom Sauce 15-25g (1/2-1 oz) butter 75g (3 ozs) onion, finely chopped 225g (8oz) mushrooms, sliced 110ml (4fl ozs) cream freshly chopped parsley 1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped chives (optional) a squeeze [...]

Traditional Roast Rib of Beef with Horseradish Sauce and Yorkshire Pudding

Few can resist a roast rib of beef with horseradish sauce, Yorkshire pudding, lots of gravy and crusty roast potatoes. Always buy beef on the bone for roasting; it will have much more flavour and is not difficult to carve (ask your butcher to saw through the upper chine bone so that the ‘feather bones’ [...]

Homemade Hamburgers with Ginger Mushrooms and Buffalo Chips

Serves 6   Hamburgers 450g (1 lb) freshly minced beef – flank, chump or shin would be perfect 15g (1/2 oz) butter 75g (3oz) onions, chopped 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley salt and freshly ground pepper   pork caul fat (optional)   oil or dripping   Ginger Mushrooms 15-25g [...]

italian beef stew

This is a delicious hearty stew that can be made in large quantities because it reheats and freezes brilliantly – the perfect ‘go-to’ meal for those busy evenings when you don’t have time to cook from scratch! Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1.35kg (3 lb) well hung stewing beef or lean [...]