Warming Winter Recipes
It’s undisputed fact: as the weather grows colder, our predilection for hearty, warming dishes grows. Beef lends itself particularly well to this type of cooking. Whether a pie, a stew, or a casserole, beef’s rich and tender flavour bolsters any dish and adds that wholesome and hearty quality much-needed at the time of year. Here are some of our favourites.
Steak & Kidney Pudding
A British classic, the steak and kidney pudding differs from a normal pie due to its suet pastry encasing. This recipe suggests making your own so that the delicious meat juices soak into the suet pastry as it cooks. Trust us, the results are well worth the extra effort! Serve with mashed potatoes and buttered peas for a delicious, nostalgia-inducing dish.
Boeuf Bourguignon with Pancetta and Shallots
A traditional French stew, beef bourguignon’s depth of flavour is exactly what a cold winter’s day calls for. This recipe with pancetta and sautéed shallots is a particular favourite, and simmering in intense burgundy wine produces flavoursome meat that falls off the bone. Seasoned well with sea salt and black pepper, this dish is best accompanied with a large basket of crusty bread.
Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mash
Is there anything better than a cottage pie? The answer is yes: a cottage pie topped with cheesy mash! This recipe is suitable for freezing, so why not make a couple of batches and save the extra on for a rainy day?!
Irish Beef Stew
Discover this recipe for classic Irish beef stew by Irish food champion and accomplished chef John Relihan. Hearty, warming and packed with flavour, it’s the perfect recipe to reach for when hosting those large winter gatherings.
Although traditionally beef stroganoff is served with buttered noodles we think can’t resist pairing with a creamy Dijon mustard mash, the perfect accompaniment to soak up all the lovely sauce. For the cut go for rump, or even sirloin for extra succulence and flavour, flash fry and cut into thin strips.