Braised Beef with Gentleman’s Relish

Braised Beef with Gentleman’s Relish

Braised Beef with Gentleman’s Relish
A wonderfully delicious satisfying meal, perfect for a winters evening!  The gentleman’s relish compliments this dish perfectly.
Serves 4
Prep time:   10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes

500g/17 ½ oz stewing steak
50g/2 oz plain flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled & sliced
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, peeled & chopped
225g/8 fl oz red wine
1 litre/ 1 ¾ pints beef stock
Freshly ground salt & pepper

For the Gentleman’s Relish
150g/5 oz salted anchovy fillets
250g/9 oz butter
½ cayenne pepper
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Freshly ground black pepper
½ lemon, juice only
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ clove garlic, peeled

To serve
Buttery mashed potato


1.  Dredge the stewing steak with the flour then heat the oil in a large casserole dish.  Fry the meat in the dish until browned all over and remove with a slotted spoon, you may have to do this in batches.

2.  Add the vegetables and fry for 2-3 minutes then pour in the red wine; use a wooden spoon to scrape off all the browned bits.

3.  Add the stock to the dish and bring to the boil, return the meat back to the dish.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 ½ hours until the meat is tender, season to taste.

4.  To make the Gentleman’s relish, place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend.  Spoon the butter onto a large piece of cling film and roll up into a large sausage and place into the fridge to chill.

5.  Serve the braised beef with a slice of Gentleman’s relish and some buttery mash, enjoy!

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