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Friday, 22 February 2013

Stuffed Fillet of Beef Like Mother Used to Make

This recipe for fillet of beef is ideal for a family dinner or entertaining friends,with anchovy fillets,bacon,onions and herbs.
Stuffed fillet of beef



1) 1 lb/500 g fillet of beef,in one piece
2) 2 onions sliced
3) beef dripping
4) 2 anchovy fillets,choppped
5) 1 tbsp finely chopped bacon
6) pinch of pepper
7) pinch of dried thyme
8) pich of finely chopped parsley
1 egg yolk


a) Trim the beef neatly

b) Fry the sliced onions in about 1 tbsp of dripping,until they are golden brown

c) Remove them from the pan,place in a a mixing bowl and add the anchovy fillets,bacon,pinch of pepper,thyme and parsley and the beaten egg yolk

d) Cut the fillet in about 4 places,but not right through

e) Put some of the stuffing into each each cavity and tie the fillet up with clean string or toothpicks

f) Either wrap in greased foil and place in a roasting pan or place in a covered roasting pan with a little dripping and cook in a slow oven for 1 1/2 hours or until tender

g) Serve hot,cut into thick slices,accompanied by freshly cooed vegetables.