Friday, April 18, 2008

Beef Olives

All my best recipes come from my mother. Here's another one from the collection.

Beef Olives
Thinly sliced topside beef
bacon pieces
sweet/sour cucumber
salt & pepper

Cut onion, bacon pieces and cucumber very very fine. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the beef, then put the onions, bacon and cucumber onto the beef slices. Roll them up and secure them with toothpicks. Fry them in a frypan with oil or butter until golden brown. Add water and simmer for about 1 hour or until well cooked.

An attempt at a close up of the spiral inside - sorry about my retarded flash mucking that up.

I served with steamed veg, mashed potatoes and a seriously great gravy made from the leftover pan juices. Master Three was dubious, but once I called it spiral steak instead of Beef Olives, he ate the lot. It was a little fussy, but totally worth it just for that delicious gravy.


Denise said...

Hi ya,
Have added you.
These look nice & easy so will try them out soon.