Autumn Braising Essentials

Prime pork and beef for your braises

  • Minced, diced and sliced steak
  • 80% pork sausages
  • All grass-fed, fully matured British beef
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  • Servings: 14
Box Contains:
  • 2 packs Minced Steak, 440g per pack
  • 1 pack Diced Beef Steak, 440g
  • 1 pack Diced Beef Shin, 440g
  • 1 pack Braising Steaks, 440g
  • 8 Pork Sausages, in packs of 4, 280g per pack
 
£51.95

Make the most of chilly autumn days by coming in to a rich, warming casserole. Our butchers have sliced, chopped and minced, so you don’t have to.

 

Cooking Instructions:
 

Minced Steak

Cooking guidelines from defrosted: Allow the mince to come to room temperature prior to cooking. Remove all packaging.

Preheat a wide, heavy bottomed pan over a high heat and add 5ml (1 tsp.) of oil. Add minced steak and brown all over for 6 - 9 minutes per 440g. Then use as per your favourite recipe. Ensure the minced steak is piping hot throughout before serving.

Chef's tip: For best results, use a wide heavy bottomed pan to allow the minced steak to spread out and brown in a thin layer. Break up the minced steak with a wooden spoon before or during cooking to release the meaty flavour!


Diced Beef Steak

Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over. Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks. About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan. Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices. Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature. We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot. Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

Cooking times vary depending on your oven. Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go. Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.

Allow a total cooking time between 1½ -2 hrs, or until tender.


Diced Beef Shin

Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over. Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks. About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan. Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices. Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature. We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot. Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

Cooking times vary depending on your oven. Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go. Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.

Allow a total cooking time between 1½ -2 hrs, or until tender.


Braising Steak

Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over. Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks. About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan. Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices. Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature. We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot. Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

Cooking times vary depending on your oven. Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go. Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.

Allow a total cooking time between 1 - 1½ hrs, or until tender.


Pork Sausages

Remove all packaging. Separate the sausages using scissors. Do not prick sausages.

Combination of par-boiling and frying, BBQ or grilling:

Add the sausages to simmering water for 10 minutes from defrosted or 20 minutes from frozen.

Drain, pat dry, brush all over with oil and fry, BBQ or grill for 5-8 minutes.

Alternatively:

Pan fry: Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Cook on a medium heat for 18-20 minutes from defrosted, turning occasionally.
BBQ: 18-20 minutes from defrosted, turn regularly to avoid charring.
Grill: Preheat grill to medium. Grill for 14-18 minutes from defrosted, turning occasionally.

This product must be cooked thoroughly prior to consumption.


Nutritional Information
 
(Typical per 100g)



Minced Steak

  • Energy: 853 kJ/205 kcal
  • Fat: 14.1g, of which Saturates: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 19.3g
  • Salt: 0.3g


Diced Beef Steak

  • Energy: 726 kJ/174 kcal
  • Fat: 10.1g, of which Saturates: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 20.7g
  • Salt: 0.14g


Diced Beef Shin

  • Energy: 586 kJ/140 kcal
  • Fat: 6.4g, of which Saturates: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 21.4g
  • Salt: 0.14g


Braising Steak

  • Energy: 757 kJ/181 kcal
  • Fat: 8g, of which Saturates: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Salt: 0.13g


Pork Sausages

  • Energy: 1336 kJ/322 kcal
  • Fat: 27.4g, of which Saturates: 10.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.7g, of which Sugars: 0.3g
  • Fibre: 0.3g
  • Protein: 13.3g
  • Salt: 1.75g

Storage
 

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Storage: Keep frozen at -18°C or below
Defrost: Defrost in refrigerator overnight. Do not re-freeze once defrosted
Shelf life defrosted: Store in refrigerator and use within 24 hours