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Paupiettes de Boeuf     HT   MC  Belgian  150mins  


Serves   4     Hot  Beef  Pork  Vegetables  Spices  Herbs  Alcohol   Main Course  Belgium  Europe  



For the stuffing

250g/9oz Pork Sausage meat

75g/3oz Streaky Bacon, finely chopped

1 Egg

Salt and Black Pepper

1/2 teasp Allspice

4 Juniper Berries, crushed

2 tbsp Freshly chopped Parsley


Other ingredients

4 Thin slices Rump Steak

Salt and Black Pepper

25g/1oz Butter

1 tbsp Oil

12 Button Onions

3 tbsp Gin

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

600ml/1pt Beer

1 teasp Tomato Paste



1. Make the stuffing by placing the sausage meat, bacon, egg, salt, pepper, allspice, parsley and juniper berries in a bowl. Mix well.


2. Pound the slices of meat with a rolling pin or meat hammer to thin them out a little more, season with salt and pepper then place 1/4 of the stuffing in the centre of each slice. Fold the sides over then roll up and secure with string.


3. Melt the butter and oil in a frying pan, add the button onions and fry until golden brown. Remove from the pan and reserve.


4. Add the meat parcels to the pan and brown on all sides then spoon over the gin. Warm for a moment, then carefully set alight.


5. When the flames have died down, stir in the garlic, beer and tomato paste and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.


6. Return the onions to the pan, stir well, then simmer, uncovered, for a further 30 minutes.


7. To serve - remove the string from the meat and place on a warmed serving dish. Pour over some of the sauce, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately together with the remaining sauce in a sauceboat.


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Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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