- 800 g beef (roughly diced)
- 1 pint good quality beef stock
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 1 slice black pudding (diced)
- 1 white onion (diced)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp worcester sauce
- black pepper (for seasoning)
- 1 kg white potatoes (mashed)
- 250 g purple sprouting broccoli
- Add some olive oil to a casserole pan over a medium heat and cook the onions until soft.
- Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add the roughly diced beef and the flour and stir so the meat is covered with flour. The flour will give you a nice thick gravy at the end of the cooking process.
- Add a little more olive oil to the pan and brown the beef, you want to make sure to get some real caramelisation of the meat to bring out the flavour.
- Boil the kettle and prepare about half a littre, or a pint of beef stock, you don't need to be too exact as you will be adding water throughout the stewing process as necessary.
- To the casserole pan, add the beef stock, the sweated onion, the worcester sauce, wholegrain mustard, bay leaves and a healthy dose of black pepper – don't add salt, it's not needed.
- Bring to a simmer, and cook for 2 hours, taking care to give it a regular stir to stop it sticking, and add more water as necessary. The sauce should be thick and glossy, so as not to swamp your plate.
- After 2 hours, the meat is going to be very soft, and will have broken down, so turn it down to a gentle simmer for the last 30 minutes whilst the potatoes are prepared and cooked.
- About 10-15 minutes later, chop the slice of black pudding, and stir it into the stew and it will dissolve and its fats and salts will impart the sauce. I also started to cook my broccoli at this point.
- After another 15 minutes or so, or when the accompaniments are ready, turn off the hob.
- Mash the potatoes, drain the broccoli and plate up the stew.
- Enjoy in some good company!
Is black pudding keto?
No, the black pudding is a blood sausage and is not generally considered a keto food.
Is black pudding vegetarian?
No, the black pudding is a blood sausage, and this recipe is not suitable for vegetarians as the modifications would be too great, instead we suggest you look at our vegetarian recipes.