Sunday, 8 April 2018

Beef and Blueberries – Who Knew??


Carole's Chatter: Beef & Blueberries - who knew?


So I had some cross cut blade steak and some blueberries that needed to be used.  Just on the off chance I googled beef + blueberries and found that they are supposed to go well together.

Ingredients:

Cross cut blade steak (or any stewing steak)
Flour, salt, pepper
Garlic oil/oil
Carrots – cut into chunks
Beef stock (cube + hot water)
Red onion, sliced
Tomato paste
½ large tomato, chopped
Handful of blueberries
1 tsp butter
Herbs
Worcestershire sauce


Method:

Cut up the steak and dust it in well seasoned flour – I put it into a zippered bag.

Brown the meat in the oil mixture and add your onion.

Add the carrots and tomato paste and then cover with beef stock.  Simmer on low for 2-3 hours.  Let it cool.

Reheat and then add the tomatoes, blueberries and herbs and keep cooking for another 20 minutes.

Why let cool and reheat?  Well I've discovered that this does add a lot to the flavour.  I've always thought that leftovers often taste better the next day – and this is why – the slow cooling and reheating process really helps.

Check the taste of the sauce just before serving and add Worcestershire sauce if needed.

8 comments:

  1. I would never have guessed this! How clever to google your two ingredients together!

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  2. Huh! Who knew? Maybe someday.....

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  3. Glad it turned out well. An unusual combination though.

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  4. Definitely not a combination I have heard of before.

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  5. Don't you just love Google? Whatever did we do before that?

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  6. Totally new to me! I'll have to remember this when blueberries come in season this summer.

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  7. Carole, that sounds wonderful! I have lots of blueberries in the freezer too. I’m trying this!

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  8. I'd never have thought to combine those two but clearly it works!

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