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Recipe for family meals :

Spanish Beef Rib in Beer

This recipe for Spanish Beef Rib in Beer has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Rib of beef is a really economical cut and is delicious when slow cooked. This Spanish recipe for beef rib with beer is a really social dish and is a great family meal for beating the winter blues.

Ingredients for Spanish Beef Rib in Beer

1 beef rib cut into chunks
4 medium potatoes peeled and sliced
2 onions peeled and sliced
3 green peppers sliced
6 cloves garlic, squashed with the skins still roughly on
Generous sprig of thyme
Olive oil
2 x 330ml cans Spanish beer (Mahou or San Miguel)
Salt and pepper

How to make Spanish Beef Rib in Beer

  • Pour a little olive oil into a deep roasting tin or oven proof dish and add the beef chunks, turning over to ensure a good covering.
  • Add the potatoes, garlic, onions and peppers, mixing well.
  • Pour over the beer which will froth a bit but will settle down, season with the thyme, salt and pepper and place in a low to moderate oven for 2 - 3 hours.
  • Add a little water during cooking if necessary, the beef will be cooked when it falls off the bone.
  • The best way to serve is to do as the Spanish do, even when this dish is eaten in a restaurant. Simply place the dish in the middle of the table along with plenty of fresh bread (and chips which are a very popular accompaniment). Everyone then can just dive in and help themselves.

Serves 4 - 6

Spanish Beef Rib in Beer

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams