British Cuisine

10 British Recipes with Beef

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Traditionally British food employed seasonal and local produce to get the best out of simple and unfussy dishes. British cuisine has, however, increasingly absorbed the cultural influences of those that have settled in the United Kingdom as well from its imperial past and today reflects this rich and cosmopolitan mix of influences.Braised Shin of Beef by Josh Posner
1. Braised Shin of Beef
Braised Shin of Beef
Slow cooked and superbly tender. Try this recipe for braised beef shin, with jerusalem artichoke puree, baby turnips, roasted hazelnuts, and a beef reduction worthy of seconds. In this Grokker Premium video learn the secret to slow-cooked beef that is so melt-in-your-mouth tender, you can eat it with a spoon. See Chef Josh Posner's collection of Modern British Nosh recipes for more fresh takes on old favourites.
2. Easy Beef Wellington Recipe
Easy Beef Wellington Recipe
Learn how to make restaurant-worthy Beef Wellington in your own kitchen. To see more cooking videos like this go to
3. Beef Wellington by Gordon Ramsey
Beef Wellington by Gordon Ramsey
This is Gordon Ramsey's version of Beef Wellington....It is an amazing dish...perfect for an elegant dinner party, or perhaps a sophisticated holiday feast! I had to fiddle around with the measurements and temps b/c they were in grams, mils, celsius...etc. This version also is without the pate....I think that's why I decided to give it a whirl!!! Enjoy!
4. Yorkshire Pudding (redo)
Yorkshire Pudding (redo)
Follow along with Jack Show as he cooks this classic British recipe with simple ingredients like flour, salt, egg, and beef.
5. Bubble & Squeak
Bubble & Squeak
Bubble and squeak is a classic British dish of smashed-up winter vegetables, traditionally made from the Sunday roast leftovers. Use about 60 percent potato to get the right consistency, then whatever vegetables you like - carrots, Brussels sprounts, rutabagas, turnips, onions, leeks or savoy cabbage.
6. British Toad in the Hole
British Toad in the Hole
The key to this dish is making the batter carefully so that it rises nicely. Beat the eggs, then, whisk in the flour a little at a time, mixing well. Gradually add in the milk, making a smooth batter. Rest it for 1-2 hours. Preheat the oven and roasting tin. Fry the sausages in dripping or oil until browned. Transfer to the hot roasting tin, heat through, pour in the batter mix and bake for 25 minutes until risen. Serve.
7. Homemade Shepherd's Pie
Homemade Shepherd's Pie
A classic Great British dish that is golden, crispy, and full of vegetables and ground beef.
8. Gordon Ramsay's Shepherds Pie
Gordon Ramsay's Shepherds Pie
This dish is so delicious that you can mess it up and it will still leave you feeling as if you’re in heaven! As always, use fresh herbs and vegetables. When using the freshest ingredients, it’s hard to make a meal that doesn’t taste good.
9. Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings and Gravy
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings and Gravy
A simple Sunday roast with the classic British or English dish with a heavy or light gravy of your choice.
10. Curried Cottage Pie
Curried Cottage Pie
Cottage pie is a real family favourite but if you're looking for something familiar with a tasty twist, try our curried version with a lightly spiced parsnip mash.
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