Tasty Tuesday On The Fifth Day Of Christmas….

On the Fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
Five Gold Rings, Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear tree.

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another Tasty Tuesday recipe here on the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet.

Now because it is the festive I have decided to something a bit richer than normal and although there is not a huge amount of bad ingredients in it, lets be honest, regardless of that (we know every single ingredient) we know it is much healthier than eating some shop bought processed “Chicken Ding” meal…!

So what is it that we have for you today?

Well it is courtesy of my friend Kat from the Time No Matter blog who put the idea in my mind after telling of how she made Rouladen (a German meat dish) and how much it reminded me of one of my own favourites, Beef Olives.

So thats what we are having.

Beef Olives with Chantenay Carrots, Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Tender Stem Broccoli and Green Beans. Best of all it all cooks SO simply because we once again use the slow cooker/crockpot

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy….!

Ingredients:

  1. Frying Steak – Beaten thinly
  2. Sausage Meat
  3. Bacon Lardons
  4. Breadcrumbs (Can be flavoured if preferred)
  5. 1 Litre Beef Stock
  6. 1 Glass of Red Wine
  7. Soffritto
  8. 1 Onion – finely chopped
  9. 4 Garlic Cloves – finely chopped
  10. Cracked Black Pepper and Salt
  11. Tender-stem Broccoli
  12. Roast Potatoes – pre packed
  13. Cauliflower Cheese – pre packed
  14. Chantenay Carrots
  15. Mushrooms – finely chopped
  16. Bamboo Skewers or String to tie the Olives.

IMG_2876

Firstly finely chop the Garlic and Onion.

IMG_2877

Add to the mixing bowl along with some Cracked Black Pepper.

IMG_2878

Finely chop the Mushrooms.

IMG_2879

And and to the mixture.

IMG_2880

Like so.

IMG_2881

Add the Bacon Lardons.

IMG_2882

And the Sausage Meat (I used pre flavoured with Nutmeg)

IMG_2883

Mix this up and then add the Flavoured Breadcrumbs (I used Rosemary and Garlic)

IMG_2884IMG_2885

Add some Salt and finally mix together by hand.

IMG_2886

Before covering and putting in the fridge to allow the flavours to infuse.

IMG_2887

Next, take a pan (I used a casserole dish as you can see…!) and put in some Olive Oil and Cracked Black Pepper.

IMG_2890

Whilst that comes up to temperature, top and Tail the Chantenay Carrots.

IMG_2891

With the oil up to temperature, add the Soffritto and start to brown.

IMG_2892

Now the FUN part!
As the Soffritto browns take the Frying/Minute Steaks and hit them with a food mallet or a rolling pin to get them to spread so that they can be rolled and are a much more workable thickness.

IMG_2893IMG_2894

Add the glass of Red Wine to the Soffrito.

IMG_2896

Now the hard part. Take the Sausage Meat mixture out of the fridge and shape into “sausage” shaped lengths, keeping them fairly thick to add to the meatiness of the dish.

IMG_2897

Next, place one of the “sausages” onto the flattened Steak and

IMG_2898

Then simply “roll” them up, before securing in place with the bamboo skewers.

IMG_2903

Once these are done and the alcohol is cooked off of the wine we added to the Soffrito, add half of the rich Beef Stock and leave to cook for ten minutes or so.

IMG_2899IMG_2900

Before adding the Chantenay Carrots.

IMG_2901

Whilst the gravy cooks, add some Olive Oil to the frying pan long with some Cracked Black Pepper.

IMG_2904

Then place the rolled Beef Olives into the pan to sear and brown them off.

IMG_2905IMG_2906IMG_2907

Before adding to the slow cooker/crockpot.

IMG_2908

Now take the Gravy from the hob.

IMG_2909IMG_2910

Pour over the Beef Olives in the slow cooker/crockpot and add the last of the rich Beef Stock. Put this on for the day (or in my case I set it to hot and it cooked in about 3 hours) and go about your business….

IMG_2911

Finally, just before you are ready to serve, put the pre-packed Cauliflower Cheese and Roast Potatoes in the oven and ready the Tender-stem Broccoli for a quick dip in some boiling water prior to dishing up.

IMG_2888

As so…..

IMG_2912

Eh, Voila!

And it was absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Rich and warming just as it offered plus there were plenty of left overs to have another day.

Please do give this a go because it is not really that difficult to make and really does hit the spot even if it is a little more indulgent than I usually put up on my recipes list.

I hope you enjoy it and be sure to pop back soon for more from the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

 

30 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday On The Fifth Day Of Christmas….

  1. merewoman says:

    If I may, I’d like to just have the cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes and broccoli (even though it’s bad for me, just a little every so often won’t do any harm.) Please give my beef olives to somebody else. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. New Journey says:

    Beautiful….and they do look tasty….I my husband would love these as well….I have printed out the recipes and it will be one I tackle in Yuma…I found my self smiling so wide my jaw hurt when I got to the vegetable line of your post…” Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Tender Stem Broccoli and Green Beans” the amount of vegies you have added to your dishes are amazing….I love how you have embraced you new founded palate ..YAY…and hey thanks for the shout out….I think the carrots would of been good with a few parsnips added with them, they are a cousin to the carrot and have a yummy flavor of there own…I am going to make a pork roast Thursday and I am going to roulade it also, but filling it with spinach, mushrooms and onions….I may add some olives to the mix…I already packed my slow cooker other wise I would of cooked it in there….well just a couple days left to 2015…looking forward to the new year….kat

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s