Spiced Potted Beef

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 4 Hr Total Time: 4 Hr 10 Mins

This is a great starter that can be made ahead as it will keep in the fridge for up to three days. Delicious served spread onto fresh, crusty bread or hot toast.


0/10 Ingredients
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  • For the topping


0/5 Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°C Fan/Gas mark 2. Place the butter, garlic, salt, nutmeg, ginger and cayenne pepper into a small saucepan and season with pepper. On a low heat slowly melt the butter, stir occasionally.
  • Place the beef into an ovenproof dish and pour over the melted butter, covering the beef.
  • Place in the centre of the oven and cover with foil or a lid and cook for 3 ½ hours or until the beef falls apart. Halfway through the cooking time turn over the beef, cover again and return to the oven.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Place the beef and all the juices into a bowl, shred and mash until the mixture is as smooth as possible. Transfer to a small preserving jar or ramekins and spread evenly.
  • For the topping, melt the butter on a low heat. Remove the white foam that rises with a spoon and then pour the remaining clarified butter over the potted beef and sprinkle the peppercorns on top. Cover and chill. Serve with crusty bread or warm toast. Enjoy!

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