Mediterranean Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy

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Mediterranean Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy

2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 750 g roast beef joint
  • 2 small onions, coarsely sliced in rings
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • 250 mL beef broth (low-sodium content, recommended)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) of water
  • 15 g mixed dried button and/or chanterelle (girolle) mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of chopped shallots
  • 1 clove of finely chopped garlic
  • ½ tablespoon (7.5 mL) of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of cognac or Armagnac brandy
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 mL) of flour

 

Instructions:

Meat

  • Preheat your oven to 240°C (220°C for fan-assisted ovens) and sit the joint of beef on top of the sliced onion rings in a metal roasting pan. Drizzle half the olive oil (15 mL) over your meat, season with pepper and salt, and cook for 20 minutes. During this time, baste the joint once or twice with the juices in the pan, remembering to turn it over so it cooks evenly.
  • Turn down the oven to 190°C (170°C for fan-assisted ovens) and again baste the joint with the juices in the roasting pan. Sprinkle the joint with the rosemary, thyme, and garlic and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes at this reduced temperature.
  • Cook for up to half an hour more, depending on how well done you like your meat. Check how much the beef has cooked by inserting a metal skewer in the joint and observing the colour of the juice that comes out: red (rare), pink (medium rare), or clear (well done).

 

Gravy

  • Bring beef broth and water to the boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the mushrooms. Leave the mushrooms to infuse for half an hour. Drain the mushrooms, but save the broth for later.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan to a medium heat. Add the shallots and gently soften. Next, add the garlic, mustard, and mushrooms for 1-2 minutes. Deglaze the saucepan with brandy and add flour. Cook for 1 minute. Add the beef broth and bring to the boil, then reduce heat and leave to simmer gently for 10 minutes.

 

 

 

Reference: Canadian Diabetes Association

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