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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Featured food of the day Beef


250 grams of diced braising
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 table spoon of olive oil


Heat the oil (to medium heat)in a frying panAdd the shallots and mushrooms, fry/saute 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.

 Delicious, very easy to make and very low carb.

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
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.

All the best Jan


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jan!

Where's that 'Like' button when you need it?

The cheaper/slow cook cuts of beef have been a great way of feeding my family good food on a budget-adding some real ale to the casserole before cooking works a treat too.

Best wishes


Anonymous said...

Yes, as a person who budgets carefully I would buy the cheaper cuts of meat and cook slowly,Val.

tess said...

amen! this is similar to an old favorite of mine! cut a chuck roast in chunks and put in the crockpot.... YUM.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Paul, Val and Tess

Thanks again for your comments - glad you liked the featured food.

Although it's nice to occasionally 'push the boat out' and have a slightly more expensive cut of meat, I totally agree the cheaper cuts cooked slowly taste delicious.

More featured good food coming tomorrow .........

All the best Jan