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Roast bolar with homemade spice rub: Beef + Lamb NZ


We can’t think of a better family Sunday lunch or dinner than roast beef with all the trimmings – Yorkshire puddings, rich gravy and crispy roast potatoes.

 

RECIPE SUPPLIED BY BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND

 

Serves 6 

Ingredients:

BEEF
1.2kg Quality Mark beef bolar

SPICE MIX
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Good pinch dried red chilli flakes
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup oil
Juice of ½ lemon

CRISPY ROAST POTATOES
1.5kg floury potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
¼ cup oil
25g butter

TO SERVE
• Your choice of roast seasonal vegetables
• Gravy
• Yorkshire puddings
(find recipe at www.recipes.co.nz)

METHOD:

BEEF
Combine all of the spice mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Rub over the beef bolar and place on a wire tray on a baking dish. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C and place in the oven to roast for 40-45 minutes for medium-rare beef.
Remove beef from the oven and place on a warmed plate, cover loosely with foil and a clean tea towel and leave to rest.

CRISPY ROAST POTATOES
Place potatoes in a saucepan of salted water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes, just so they are slightly soft around the edges. Drain and place saucepan back over the heat. Shake saucepan to dry off potatoes. Score the surface of each with a fork to scruff them up.
Place oil and butter into a roasting dish and place in oven to heat. Add potatoes, tossing well so that every surface is covered. Roast for 45 minutes at least until thoroughly golden and crisp. Sprinkle with a little salt before serving.

TO SERVE
Serve slices of beef with the potatoes, peas, gravy and Yorkshire puddings if you wish.


 

The Villas braised beef cheeks

Braised beef cheeks in red wine: The Villas recipe series

When cooked slowly, beef cheeks are delicious paired with chunky, forked potato mash or with silky, smooth polenta. Look out for The Villas’ take on this delicious dish on its new dinner menu.

The Villas braised beef cheeks

Ingredients

  • 4 beef cheeks
    3 tbs seasoned flour
    2 stalks celery, 1 carrot, 1 onion, all finely diced
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 bay leaves
    1 orange rind
    1 tsp ground cumin
    ½ tsp ground allspice
    1 cup red wine
    2 cups beef stock

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Dust beef cheeks with seasoned flour and brown all sides. Put to side.
  3. Lower heat and cook veges until soft.
  4. Add garlic, bay leaves, rind and spices, cook for one minute.
  5. Place in slow-cooker with beef.
  6. Add red wine to pan, bring to the boil.
  7. Add stock, return to the boil then add to slow-cooker.
  8. Cook on high for 3-3 1/2 hours or low for 8 hrs.