Monday, 28 May 2012

Beef Oxford

All things British are trending at the moment- the Olympics, the Queen's diamond jubilee and.......Beef Oxford.

After a couple of weeks of describing the beef stew, as well as emailing me the recipe, the art teacher realised he needed to take matters into his own hands and chose mother's day for the occasion.

I thought it was delicious, (I had a fabulous mothers day) he thought it a bit bland and boring- next time we're going to 'tweek' it- some more green pepper, a touch of tomato, something to lift it? disrespect- all in the Crown's honour of course!

Recipe- a standard stew recipe. Toss the stewing beef in seasoned flour, brown, (the art teacher was very authentic and browned in lard), set aside, add onion, garlic, 100g  mushrooms, 1 green pepper, saute, throw the meat back, add stock and wine, more wine than stock of course! Finally 1 tablespoon of apricot jam and some new potatoes, simmer on the stove for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.

Perfect for those cold, wet days, when the clouds hang heavy and the trees have few leaves left.


  1. Looks delicious Karen!!! You have my tummy making weird noises. How is Carrie, is she still in beautiful Falmouth? Sue

  2. Hey Sue! Yes, poor girl is working seriously hard now, the Adela 2 is finally in the water, now she's got to put everything inside it- just thinking about the size and scale of it makes me exhausted- I think you'd probably understand that best!
    So, it's not much longer in picturesque Falmouth- after so long, I think she will miss it, but a bit of sunshine will be most welcomed! xxx

  3. Sounds and looks delish, love the apricot jam surprise and that picture of the clouds. Only bad thing is that on this side of the ocean it's too hot for that right now.

  4. What Amelia said 90 degrees and rising......but that stew looks good!

    xo Jane

  5. Amelia and Jane- I wish I could bottle some cold for you...we've got plenty at the moment, and as you can see, I'm happy to throw some rain your way too! x


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