Braised feather blade beef with roasted vegetables

Ingredients

Fresh Meat

  • 2kg feather blade of beef, trimmed of all fat and sinew

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 4 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of baby carrots, tops trimmed
  • 1 bunch of tenderstem broccoli, or purple sprouting brocolli, stalks trimmed
  • 1/2 butternut squash, deseeded and cut into wedges
  • 4 leeks, washed, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 4cm lengths

Store Cupboard

  • 1l beef stock
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • salt

Salad & Fresh Herbs

  • 2 bay leaves

Beverages

  • 500ml of ale, or substitute for the same amount of red wine if preferred

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1 dash of sunflower oil
  • oil, for roasting

Dairy

  • 50g of unsalted butter

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper