Beef Ragout

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Oh yummy! I’m still trying to look for alternative healthier options to my meals and this recipe I came across on Eating well website. A few tweeks to suit our own tastes and voila it was super tasty and quite filling too.

 

Serves 2

400 g Scottish Steak (cubed)

1 red onion – cut into wedges

1 clove garlic – minced

400ml Beef Stock

1/2 cup of Red wine

70g sugar snap peas

1 red pepper – sliced about 0.5cm thick

8 cherry tomatoes – halved

Cornflour to thick sauce – I used about 2 tbsps

1 tbsp tomato paste

Salt & pepper to taste

80-100g pasta (I used wholewheat as a healthier option)

 

  1. Heat a little oil in a large pan, add in the steak and brown, season with salt & pepper. Remove with a slotted spoon once browned all over.
  2. Fry the onions and red peppers with the garlic and tomato paste.
  3. Add back to the pan the steak, red wine & beef stock bring to the boil then reduce to a very low simmer and slow cook with lid on for about 4-5 hours.
  4. Just before serving cook your pasta as per packet instructions, drain then add the the pan along with the sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  5. If sauce is still watery, make up your cornflour and stir in until you achieve the desired thickness of sauce.
  6. Season some more and serve.

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Mushroom and Red wine Steak sauce

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Our Saturday night is normally Steak night, after a while I am always looking for a change and as I love mushrooms and Red wine I thought I would try my hand at a homemade steak sauce instead of buying one. I have to admit this is pretty delicious and rich in flavour.

Serves 2

2 Shallots – sliced
4 tbsp olive oil
4 Chestnut mushrooms – sliced – I love our Scottish ones by Sainsburys, loads of flavour.

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1 tsp garlic
1 tsp rosemary
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
50ml red wine
50ml beef stock
2 tbsp creme fraiche
1 knob butter

 

  1. Saute the shallots in a pan with oil
  2. Season with black cracked pepper, garlic and rosemary
  3. Add the knob of butter, melt, then add in the mushrooms, cook for few mins.
  4. Pour in the balsamic vinegar until it turns into a syrup                                                                  20160206_170019_resized_1
  5. Pour in the wine and reduce by 2 thirds                                                                                                 20160206_170113_resized_1
  6. Pour in the beef stock and bring to the boil, simmer for a few mins.
  7. Add in the creme fraiche and stir through. Serve. Yummy!  20160206_170508_resized

NOTE: You could use Beef Stock instead of Creme Fraiche if you don’t want it creamy.

 

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom and Red wine Steak sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 349

  • Total Fat: 33 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 7.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.4 mg
  • Sodium: 113.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  •     Sugars: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

 



Scottish Steak Bourgingoun with creamy mash

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Serves 2

400g Scottish stewing steak cubed

2 tbsp flour

8 shallots peeled, halved

2 carrots sliced

1 red pepper

Handful mushrooms

1tbsp olive oil

1 garlic clove chopped finely

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp thyme

1 bouquet garnish

Salt and pepper to taste

400ml beef stock

1/2 bottle red wine (red burgandy, pinot noir or a cotes du rhone)

 

1. Coat steak cubes with flour and brown in a pan with olive oil. Approx 5 minutes.

2. Remove with slotted spoon. Fry shallots until coloured, add carrots, peppers and mushrooms fry for about 2-3mins then add meat back to pan.

3. Add tomato paste, garlic and season, cook for further 1 min.

4. Add wine and beef stock with bouquet garnish and thyme, bring to boil then simmer for approx 3 hours until meat is tender.

5. Meanwhile 30 mins before ready, boil some potatoes in a pan for 20 mins until softened. Remove from heat add a knob of butter and 50ml milk or cream.

6. If sauce needs thickened, mix in some cornflour to thicken.

7. Serve all on a plate with some crusty bread to soak up gravy. Oh! and a wee glass of the left over wine…yum…yum!!