Culloden Beef

This is one of my own recipes, concocted while I was staying in Scotland and using some of their beautiful beef.


  • 1 ½ - 2 lbs good braising Steak, cubed
  • 1 ½ oz Flour
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • Black Pepper
  • 14 oz Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • Few drops tabasco sauce
  • 10 floz Beef Stock
  • 3 Tablespoons Marmalade
  • 12 Peeled Pickling Onions
  • 8oz Sliced Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Carrots, Peeled and Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 Chopped Red Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Whiskey, optional


  1. Heat oil in large casserole, fry meat in batches until sealed, remove to a dish.
  2. Fry carrots, onions and red pepper in oil left in casserole and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add meat and juices to casserole and mix well. Add flour, pepper and ground ginger and cook for about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes , marmalade, tabasco sauce, beef stock, balsamic vinegar, garlic and mushrooms. Stir together and place lid on casserole.
  4. Cook for about 3 hours at gas mark 3, 150C, 325F. Stif in Whiskey if desired, serve with jacket potato and a green vegetable. Add salt to taste at end of cooking.

This freezes well.