As with anything we each have our choice of how we want to shop, where we want to shop, taking our needs, wallets and food choices into account.
Now enough blurb! On with the recipe ...
Do you know:
What soffritto is? I didn't, not until I saw and researched more. In this 'Waitrose' menu it is a ready mix of diced white onion, carrots and celery - so of course you could make your own 50% onion and 25% each of carrots and celery to make up the 400g needed to serve four.
The casserole vegetables are a mix of carrot, swede, leeks & onions, so you can easily mix these to get the required 550g.
The beef shank is the shank (or leg) portion of a steer or heifer. In Britain the corresponding cuts of beef are the shin (the fore-shank), and the leg (the hind-shank).
2 x packs (or equivalent) British beef shank joint (each pack about 750g, 1.5kg total)
1 tbsp oil
400g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Soffritto Mix (or equivalent)
77g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Diced Beechwood Smoked Pancetta (or equivalent)
550g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Casserole Vegetables (or equivalent)
1 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
400g can chopped tomatoes
200ml beef stock
2. Add the soffritto mix and pancetta to the frying pan and fry for 3 minutes then add the casserole vegetables and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, tomatoes and stock, bring to the boil then pour into the casserole dish. Season then cover and cook for 3 hours or until tender.
All the best Jan