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Recipe for Potted Beef

  • 1lb. (453 grams) Shin Beef
  • 1/4 level teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 level teaspoon salt
  • Grating of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcester sauce
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 oz (100 grams) soft table margarine
  • A little melted butter

1.    Trim excess fat and gristle from meat. Cut meat into one-inch cubes

2.    Put in a 1 and 1/2 pint basin with spice, salt, pepper, vinegar, Worcester sauce and water. Cover tightly with foil.

3.    Stand basin on a trivet or upturned saucer in a large pan.

4.    Pour into the pan sufficient boiling water to come halfway up sides of basin.

5.    Cover pan, simmer for 2 and a half hours, checking level of water from time to time.

6.    Cool a little, drain meat, reserving the liquor. Mince meat finely, stir in liquor an beat in the margarine. Re-season if necessary.

7.    Place in small pots, cover with a little melted butter. Use for sandwiches. This will freeze successfully for one month.


Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Potted Beef:

Harrods Ltd (Food Hall) - Farm Shop near London

Harrods Ltd (Food Hall)

London, Westminster

Visit Harrods Food Hall where you will find a fantastic selection of fresh vegetables, fruit, fish a...

Daylesford Organic - Farm Shop near London

Daylesford Organic

London, Westminster

Specialising in what is organic, fresh, seasonal and local: vegetables, fresh from our kitchen ga...

Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Potted Beef:

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.

Twickenham Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Twickenham Farmers Market

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames