This is one of the many amazing meals that my mum made when I was growing up. I need to explain the preparation process as it can be tricky. You need to take care when preparing the beef - you need to cut horizontally through the center of the beef tenderloin, cutting to - but not though - the other side. Then you open flat like a book and then cover with cling wrap and flatten with a meat tenderiser. There are several other ways that you can cut the beef tenderloin to get the same result, but I think that this is the easier one for me to explain in this post. Once you flatten the beef tenderloin, you need to place the other ingredients on top, making sure you leave some space free at all the ends. Once you have placed all the ingredients, you then roll it up and secure with either toothpicks or kitchen twine.
Beef Ragu was a meal my husband and I really enjoyed back when we lived in Canberra - the perfect meal to get through a winter in one of Australia's coldest cities! Back then we often served it with pasta, which we later discovered had contributed to some health problems - which kind of took the fun out of things.
With a few key adjustments to the ingredients list, I am really pleased to bring you my latest (re)creation: Slow Cooker Beef Ragu. What I really love about this meal is that the flavours work so well together, the beef is really tender, and the sauce is rich - even though I have substituted in beef stock for the more traditional red wine (in the interests of keeping it healthy!)
Imagine, if you will, a marriage between traditional pork bacon and beef jerky. That is the flavor you will taste from beef bacon. If you are a bacon lover, as many are, then we encourage you to try beef bacon. It is a delicious way to bring slightly new flavors to a classic breakfast.
Best served rare to medium rare, beef tenderloin is one of the most prized cuts of the cow. Our favorite way of preparing beef tenderloin is to sear it with a tangy mustard-based crust and serve it over asparagus and mint with a balsamic drizzle. Divine would be an understatement.
Tender, peppercorn encrusted beef slices with a creamy, dairy-free roasted garlic sauce - an amazing meal for any special occasion. You can make the sauce and put the peppercorns on the beef ahead of time , leaving you with minimal work to do while entertaining. Visit the original blog post for a how-to video tutorial as well.
My Grandy always told me that when my mom was young she would have the butcher grind liver into their beef. She even told a story of one of the neighbor boys coming over for dinner and saying her hamburgers were the best he's ever had. So that was it. I was going to mix our beef liver into some ground meat and hope for the best.
We created this recipe using our Sous Vide, which yielded perfect medium rare beef. If you don't have a Sous Vide, you can recreate this recipe by grilling the entire time. Your cook time will vary depending on the thickness (and quality) of your meat, but aim for 125 degrees internally before you remove it from the heat. It will generally achieve the last 10 degrees of cooking once removed. 134 degrees internally is ideal.