Sunday, 22 April 2018

Beef & Spinach Ragout

Carole's Chatter: Beef & Spinach Ragout

First I have a confession – this pic was not taken when the food was made but was done the next day with the leftovers. I have to say that not having to worry about it getting cold was quite liberating.


Cross cut blade steak
Flour – seasoned
Oli/Garlic oil
Borlotti beans
Beef stock cube
Chinese cooking wine
Mushroom water (from soaking dried mushrooms)


Because I started this dish a bit late I cut everything up quite small and cooked with a higher heat than usual to have it ready.

Cut up your steak into smallish cubes and toss them in flour which has been well seasoned with salt and pepper

Brown the meat in your casserole pan in the oil/garlic oil

Deglaze the pan with the Chinese cooking wine and hot water, and the mushroom water.

Add your stock cube, Marmite, the cubed potato and carrot. If you don't have Marmite you could add Worcestershire sauce instead. Sprinkle in paprika (I used about 2 teaspoons)

Add your drained beans.

20 minutes before serving add chopped fresh spinach and 2-3 spoonfuls of cream.

I served this with a little horseradish cream sauce.


  1. Yes, I feel the same way- having to photograph takes away from a meal..

  2. I agree about photographing my dishes! I had to look up borlotti beans -- we call them cranberry beans.

  3. Ok, I was go to look up borlotti beans but BFR just answered my question with her comment here. Looks great.

  4. It is always a challenge to take pics and not get cold food. ;-)


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