Impress with the full and bold flavours of this homemade spiced beef.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 300 minutes
Serves: 4 people
topside or silverside, trimmed
35gSuperValu Brown Sugar
1tbspSuperValu Whole Black Peppercorns
First, marinate the beef. Rub the beef all over with the brown sugar and leave it for two days in a glass bowl covered in cling film in the fridge.
In a mortar and pestle, crush the peppercorns, allspice, juniper berries, cloves and salt together, then stir in the treacle. Rub the beef thoroughly with this spice mix. Cover and store in the fridge for another 6 to 7 days. Turn the beef in the mixture once a day.
After the 7 days, preheat the oven to 140°C/275°F/ gas mark 1. Place the beef in an ovenproof casserole dish, add the boiling water and cover tightly. Cook in the oven for 5 hours. Leave to cool in the liquid for 2 to 3 hours. Serve thinly sliced.