Scotch Beef Carbonade

Scotch Beef Carbonade

Serves 4-6


  • 675 g lean Scotch Beef PGI braising steak, cut into 1.25cm (1/2") cubes

  • 3 tbsp flour, seasoned with black pepper and salt

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

  • 1 tbsp English mustard

  • 300 ml brown ale

  • 300 ml stock

  • 1 tsp brown sugar

  • 1 bouquet garni

  • Black pepper

  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks

  • For the Garlic and Herb Croutons:

  • Half a French stick, sliced into 8

  • 25 g butter or margarine

  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Cooking Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.

2. Coat the beef in the seasoned flour.

3. Heat the oil in an ovenproof casserole and brown the beef.

4. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add all remaining ingredients.

6. Bring to the boil, cover and cook in the preheated oven, for 1 ½ -2 hours.

To make the garlic and herb croutons in a small bowl:

7. mix the butter or margarine with the garlic and herbs.

8. Lightly toast one side of the sliced bread. Spread the garlic and herb mixture on the other side and toast until golden.

Serving suggestions

Serve the carbonnade piled into a bowl with croutons and steamed cabbage

Nutritional information

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

Where else to buy:

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