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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Roast Beef with balsamic gravy


Ingredients:
Serves Four
1 (British) Beef Roasting Joint  - approx 1.5kg
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 red onions, cut into 8 pieces each
2 tsp plain flour
1 Beef Stock Cube mixed with 500ml boiling water
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.
2. Make a series of small slits in the beef, and stuff each with a slice of garlic.
3. Add 1 tbsp of the oil to a large frying pan and seal the beef on all sides over a high heat. Place in a roasting tray and scatter the onions around it. Drizzle the onions with the remaining oil and season to taste. Roast for 20 mins then reduce the heat to 180°C/gas mark 4. Continue to cook for 20 mins per 500g, removing the onions after the first 20 mins to prevent them from burning.
4. Once the beef is cooked, wrap it in greaseproof paper and set it aside to rest for 15-20 mins. Heat the roasting tray it was cooked in over a medium heat and add the flour. Cook this for 2 mins then gradually add the stock, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Once all the stock has been added, add the balsamic and simmer for 5 mins, until thickened. Serve with the beef and onions.

Each serving provides:
6.2g carbohydrate 1.2g fibre 41.6g protein 29.6g Fat


From an original idea here

Do you know I think Brussels Sprouts or Fine Green Beans would taste lovely with this dish, I wonder what you would serve ...

Bon Appetit

All the best Jan

14 comments:

Christine said...

I do love roast beef, this looks so good!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Roast potatoes and brussels would be perfect Jan.. gosh I could eat that right now 😊

only slightly confused said...

Coming from a 'meat and potatoes' family, this does look good.

Debbie said...

oh i do love this, i could eat this every day!! in this picture it is cooked perfectly!!

Tom said...

...looks mighty good.

Jan said...

Now this makes my mouth water in anticipation of a lovely Sunday meal with family~

Have a Beautiful Sunday Jan :D

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This is so delicious and with such simple ingredients!

Missy George said...

Looks wonderful..Makes me hungry for beef..Actually, I am having a filet tonight :)

Conniecrafter said...

that does sound delicious, my hubby loves cooked carrots with his beef roasts :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jan,

Your roast beef with the rich gravy looks delicious - yorkshire puddings and green beans would be nice. Isn't balsamic vinegar wonderful
Hope you have a lovely new week
hugs
Carolyn

sandy said...

this sounds so good. I put balsamic on a lot of things. One of my favorites and it works is to do a marinade on chicken breasts with balsamic and garlic and then grill them off, and slice them into pasta with pesto. It really adds flavor.

Neesie said...

Ohh you have made me feel incredibly hungry with this post and I've only just eaten lunch!

Lisa said...

Roast beef is one of the most delicious things ever, roasties and yorkshires and some broccoli for me please. Oh and honey roast parsnips.
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great idea!! Thank you!