Bachelor's Beef


Bachelor's Beef

Prep Time ~ 35 mins Cooking Time ~2 hours
Approx Cost ~ £9 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 6

Tip ~ If you are not keen on horseradish sauce, serve the finished dish with a dollop of soured cream instead


2 tablespoons sunflower oil

900g / 2lb braising steak, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 small leeks, thinly sliced

225g / 8oz button mushrooms, quartered

1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons plain flour

1 teaspoon mild chilli powder

150ml / 5floz red wine

1 x 400g chopped tomatoes

1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly

1 x 400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons horseradish sauce


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a deep saucepan and fry the meat until sealed and golden brown (you may need to do this in batches).
  • Add the remaining oil, along with the garlic, leeks, mushrooms and pepper and fry over a high heat for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and chilli powder, then stir in the wine, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, redcurrant jelly and kidney beans and bring to the boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and simmer over a low heat for about 1 ½ - 2 hours until the meat is tender.
  • Serve with a dollop of horseradish sauce on top of each portion.