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Family Steak and kidney Stewpot

A popular combination which, with the whole potatoes added towards the end. makes a traditional all-in-one dish for cold-weather eating. Serve with wedges of cooked cabbage.

1lb (450g) chuck steak

4 to 6 lambs’ kidneys

1 oz (25g) flour mixed with 2 rounded teaspoons mustard

powder and  2 teaspoons salt

2 oz (50g) margarine or drippling

6oz   (175g) onions, chopped

2 small swedes, quartered

4 small carrots, quartered

1/2 pint (275ml) beef stock

1 heaped tablespoon chopped parsley

4 oz (125g) trimmed mushrooms, sliced

1 lb (450g) potatoes, quartered


Wash and dry steak. Cut into 1 inch (2 1/2cm) cubes. Peel kidneys then halve, core and dice. Toss both steak and kidney in flour mixture until all the pieces are well coated.

Heat margarine or dripping in pan. Add onions. Fry until pale gold. Add beef and kidney cubes. Fry, turning, until well sealed and brown.

Mix in swedes and carrots. Pour stock into pan then add parsley. Bring to boil, stirring. Lower heat and cover. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is just tender.

Stir in mushrooms. Arrange potatoes on top of meat mixture. Cover. Continue to cook for a further 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft.


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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Beef


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Indian style Beef and Rice

Good to make when you are in a hurry and want a dish to please all the family. Serve with natural yogurt, a mixed salad and chutney.

Serves 4

1 lb (450g) raw minced beef

1 garlic cove, crushed

1 small red or green pepper, coarsely chopped

8 oz (225g) easy-cook Indian Basmati rice

1 pint (575ml) beef stock

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons turmeric (to give rice yellow color)


Fry meat and garlic over medium heat until well browned and crumbly, fork-stirring all the time.

Add rest of ingredients and mix in well. Bring to boil. Lower heat, cover, simmer for 30 minutes or until rice grains are separate and  fluffy and have absorbed all the stock.

serve very hot.

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Beef


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