My festive decadent Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast is suitable for kids from the age of 3. It is so juicy and tender that it is almost like a dessert. Makes great addition to grown up meals. Bon appetit!
Total Time: 3 hours
3-4 medium carrots, peeled, washed, diced and finely chopped
2 handfuls of bacon lardons
2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
2 stalks of spring onion, cleaned, washed and finely chopped
2 slices of celeriac, finely chopped
2 medium white bell pepper, washed, cleaned and finely chopped
2 teaspoons of smoked sweet paprika
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
1 cup of a good tomato passata
A pinch of cayenne pepper
150g of chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
Bouquet garni: 6 black pepper, 4 allspice, 2 bay leaves, few branches of thyme and rosemary
1 teaspoon of a smoked sea salt
1/2 cup of double cream
Serve with Parmesan potato mash or Tagliatelle pasta
Start with making holes into a piece of beef and place the diced carrots and bacon in there.
Add 1 tablespoon of lard/olive oil into a deep non sticking oven proof casserole pan and roast the meat from both sides nicely.
Next, take out the meat and set aside. Add a few more oil into the casserole and add the veggies: onions, carrots, celeriac and peppers. Stir in the bacon plus the smoked sweet paprika. Sauté until softens.
Then, add a pinch of sugar and let it caramelize for a bit. Then, stir in the tomatoes, a pinch of cayenne pepper, mushrooms and bouquet garni.
Season the meat with some smoking sea salt and place it gently in the middle. Baste with 1 cup of water and cover with a lid. Bake in the oven around 2-3 hours until the meat is very tender. Baste every now and then with the scrumptious sauce.
The next step is to take it out and cover with a sheet of aluminium foil.
Finish the sauce. Taste and season accordingly. If you fancy, blend it with a hand blender. The best is to smoothen with 1/2 cup of double cream and taste. Serve the Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast on a plate with potato mash and slice the wonderful beef. Happy Easter holidays!
Makes 6 serves.