One Pot Beef with the Lot


I love feeding the masses, and sometimes I like to challenge them too. So when my daughter lined up a few uni friends for dinner I told them that I would be cooking something meaty, rustic and very traditional.

They turned up and loved it

This dish is perfect for a cold winter day.
Preparation: 10 min, Cooking time 2-3hrs.
You will need: 1 large pot (containing up to 3-5 Litres)



  • Beef ribs: 600-800g
  • Savoy Cabbage: 1 quarter
  • Potatoes: 300g, cut in half
  • Carrots: 100g cut in sticks
  • Onion: 1 whole with a clove punched into it
  • Parsnip: 1 cut in sticks
  • Turnip: 1 cut in half
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Thyme Sprig: 1
  • Mustard: to serve


Let’s do it:

  1. In a large pot place meat, and a handful of veggies, herbs and cover with water. Partly cover with a lead.
  2. Bring to the boil
  3. Reduce to simmer for 1.5 hours
  4. Add the rest of the vegetables at once, cook a further 45 min.-1hr, until potatoes are cooked through.


Serve at once, with mustard and french bread.

Bon app├ętit.