Boiled beef

Boiled beef


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About this recipe: Use a flavourful joint of beef, such as topside. The beef is boiled in vegetable and herb stock and comes out very tender.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 white onion, sliced in half
  • 1 potato, peeled
  • 1 carrot, peeled and top removed
  • 2 celery sticks, leaves removed
  • 2 tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Bunch of parsley
  • 1kg beef topside, tied with string to retain shape
  • coarse salt as needed

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr10min  ›  Ready in:3hr25min 

  1. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Add onion, potato, carrot, celery, tomatoes, bay leaf and parsley.
  2. When the water comes to the boil, add the beef joint; season with salt. Simmer for about 3 hours over low heat.
  3. When the beef is tender; slice thinly and serve.

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