Recipes, Savoury

Potted Beef Sandwich Filler

Potted Beef Sandwich Filler wlogoHey, Mark here. Sorry for the photo, there’s only so much you can do to make a photo of brown mush look pretty, but bear with me here.

Being born and raised in the UK, there were certain lunch staples I loved growing up. This is one of them. Sometimes its called “potted beef” or “Yorkshire beef” or even just old “beef spread”. When I moved to Australia, I couldn’t find this stuff. So, after craving it for 3 years, I thought I’d make my own. This isn’t the nasty gritty stuff in a jar nor is it made with offal; This is spreadable steak (!!!!) and it’s fantastic. Best of all, you know exactly what has gone into making it and it’s really easy to cook it in a slow cooker! YUM!

Ingredients:

Optional:

  • 1tsp Yeast Extract (enhances the natural beef flavour)
  • 1tbs Tomato paste/concentrated tomato puree (because Beef and Tomato spread is the best thing ever)

Method:

  1. Put beef in your slow cooker and cover with enough stock to slightly submerge the chunks, toss in the garlic clove. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
  2. When the beef is super tender and can be pulled apart easily with 2 forks, remove the garlic and dispose of it.
  3. Remove the meat from the liquid stock. *DO NOT THROW AWAY THE STOCK*
  4. put the cooked beef in a food processor and add 1 ladle of stock. Pulse the processor until the meat is reduced to small fibers, similar to pulled pork/beef, but a little finer.
  5. Scoop out the beef into a mixing bowl and, while the meat is still hot, add salt, pepper, and your optional ingredients, if you’re using them. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Now, one ladle at a time, add more stock and mix after each ladle. Repeat this until the mixture is very slightly runny. (around 2 or 3 ladles of stock should do, it’ll firm up in the fridge, don’t worry).
  7. Place in a resealable container and allow to cool
  8. Melt the Ghee in the microwave and pour over the top and allow the Ghee to set. this will create a seal on top your spread and keep it fresher for longer. Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 1 week or in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  9. Enjoy on toast for breakfast, in a sandwich for lunch or just grab a forkful whenever you want a beefy treat.

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