Serve this old favourite with vegetables and herby dumplings for a substantial one-pot meal.

Boiled Beef Carrots

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:  2 ¾ hours

 

Ingredients:

about 1.75 kg/3 ½ lb joint of salted silverside or topside

2 onions, quartered, or 5-8 small onions

8-10 cloves

2 bay leaves

1 cinnamon stick

2 tbsp brown sugar

4 large carrots, sliced thickly

1 turnip, quartered

½ swede, sliced thickly

1 large leek, sliced thickly

25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp butter or margarine

25 g/1 oz/4 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour

½ tsp dried mustard powder

salt and pepper

DUMPLINGS

225 g/8 oz/2 cups self-raising flour

½ tsp dried sage

90 g/3 oil/ ½ cup shredded vegetable suet

about 150 m/ ¼ pint/ 2/3 cup water

 

Directions:

Put the beef in a large saucepan, add the onions, cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon and sugar and sufficient water to cover the meat. Bring slowly to the boil, remove any scum from the surface, cover and simmer gently for 1 hour.

Add the carrots, turnip, swede and leeks, cover and simmer for a further 1 ¼ hours until the beef is tender.

Meanwhile, make the dumplings. Sift the flour into a bowl, season well and mix in the herbs and suet. Add sufficient water to mix to a softish dough.

Divide the dough into 8 pieces, roughly shape into balls and place on top of the beef and vegetables. Replace the lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Place the beef, vegetables and dumplings in a serving dish. Measure 300 ml/ ½ pint/1 ¼ cups of the cooking liquid into a pan. Blend the margarine with the flour then gradually whisk into the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer until thickened. Stir in the mustard, adjust the seasoning and serve with the beef.

Bon Appétit!

 

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Serve this old favourite with vegetables and herby dumplings for a substantial one-pot meal. Serves: 6 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time:  2 ¾ hours   Ingredients: about 1.75 kg/3 ½ lb joint of salted silverside or topside 2 onions, quartered, or 5-8 small onions 8-10 cloves 2 bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick 2 tbsp brown sugar 4 large carrots,...