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Sunday, 15 December 2019

It's Sunday : Featured food of the day Beef

Sunday in the UK often means a fabulous meal of Roast Beef, and I don't think there is a better known British meal than Roast Beef. I think you could perhaps call it the national dish of Great Britain and loved by almost everyone. But is there a good or better way to cook the perfect roast beef. It is actually very easy as you can see with these handy tips on this post here


But as regular readers will know one of our favourite beef dishes is Beef Bourguignon, low carb and so delicious ...


Ingredients:
Serves Two
250 grams of diced braising steak
A handful of shallots
A handful of button mushrooms
50 grams of smoked bacon lardons
1 teaspoon of mixed dried herbs
1 bay leaf (optional)
2 beef stock cubes
1 large glass of red wine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Method:
Heat the oil (to medium heat) in a frying pan. Add the shallots and mushrooms, fry/sauté until golden brown, Remove from pan into oven proof casserole dish.

Add bacon lardons to pan and cook until they are lightly browned, add to casserole dish.

Finally put diced beef into frying pan and lightly brown each side of cubed beef then put into casserole dish.

Make up the beef stock to approx. half to three quarters of a pint, but the red wine should make up about half of the liquid.Bring to a gentle simmer in the frying pan and add the mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste.

Pour over the ingredients in the casserole dish, add your bay leaf (optional). Cover and cook for approx. two to two and a half hours at Regulo 4 Electric 180 stirring after the first hour. Serve with steamed broccoli and white cabbage or vegetables of your choice.

Very delicious, very easy to make and very low carb.

Hope you enjoy it.

If you may be looking for a vegetarian version, why not have a look at this Mushroom Bourguignon with Celeriac Mash, see the details here

Did you know that a recent study of children and teens in the U.S. has shown that individuals in these age groups depend on their intake of beef for the following key nutrients and in the following amounts.

    Vitamin B12: beef provides 14-21% of this B vitamin to U.S. children and teenagers
    Zinc: 13-19% of this mineral is provided by beef to these age groups
    Vitamin B3: U.S. children and teens receive 6-10% of their vitamin B3 from beef
    Vitamin B6: 5-8% of this vitamin is provided by beef to these age groups

    Iron: up to 8% of dietary iron is provided to these age groups by beef 

These facts may also relate to other countries ...

More great beef information can be found at the Worlds Healthiest Foods site here.  WHF is a not for profit goldmine of great food information.

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

32 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Not for me, but very popular here too. Which is perhaps our British heritage in play.

happyone said...

When I was a kid, my mom often made roast beef for Sunday dinner.

Christine said...

Looks fantastic!

CJ Kennedy said...

My mother used to cook an eye roast beef every Sunday.

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, the vegetarian version sounds yummy.

Sandra Cox said...

AND...thanks for stopping by and commenting even though I've been MIA. Much appreciated.

R's Rue said...

So good.

Valerie-Jael said...

I haven't had beef in a loooooooooooooog time! Pity! Valerie

Tom said...

...that roast of beef sure looks good.

JFM/Jan said...

Makes my mouth water... yummmmmmm
This sounds and looks delicious!

Happy Holidays Jan 🎄☃🎅☕

peppylady (Dora) said...

My mouth is watering.
Coffee is on

dellgirl said...

What a delicious post, so yummy it makes my mouth water. Nice job and very well done. Thanks for putting this together and for sharing it.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks really good! Yum.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Makes me almost give up my vegetarian lifestyle.

handmade by amalia said...

Your Beef Bourguignon looks amazing, Jan. A proper meal.
Amalia
xo

Linda said...

I like roast beef. It has gotten so expensive in our stores that I don't buy it anymore. If I'm going to pay that much for a meal, I may as well buy a steak in a restaurant.

Iris Flavia said...

Hmmmm, YUM!

Jo said...

We're big fans of beef here, but being a Yorkshire family it has to be served with Yorkshire puddings.

Nadezda said...

Fantastic recipe Jan.
The problem is that here there is no this kind of beef.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I am hungry now. I like roast beef and beef bourdignon. We don't do the latter often because we cannot spell bourgignion !!!

God bless.

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Completa información. Tanto en la elaboración de la comida como en los nutrientes que la compone.

Besos

Margaret D said...

Love a roast but we don't often have one in summer.

pam nash said...

That sounds very good. I will have to give it a try. Thanks!

Conniecrafter said...

I do enjoy roast beef, my hubby's mom use to make it almost every Sunday, I don't do it quite so often but at least once a month

Carla from The River said...

We enjoy Sunday roast. :-) It is on the menu for this Sunday.

Sherry said...

The roast sounds great, added it to my "recipes to try". Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie said...

i love Beef Bourguignon, it is one of my favorites!! perhaps i could make this for christmas in my crock pot!!

Divers and Sundry said...

Delicious!

Martha said...

Looks delicious!

baili said...

i was never fan of beef and then stomach had no bearing for this ,too late lol

William Kendall said...

I always like roast beef.

Magic Love Crow said...

So yummy!!! I haven't had roast beef in such a long time!!