Prep 40 mins
Cook 3 hrs
an old time recipe, eaten in the cold winter months.
- 5 lbs round beef
- 1⁄2 lb macaroni
- 1⁄2 lb grated cheese
- 2 ounces mushrooms, washed in hot water. save the water
- 1⁄2 lb tomatoes, diced
- 1 tablespoon lard
- 1 head celery
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 sliced carrots
- 2 turnips, sliced
- 2 cloves
- salt and pepper
- Put the lard into the stewpan and brown the beef in it.
- when beef is well browned take it out and in the same lard fry the rounds of onion, carrots, turnips, celery, tomatoes and mushrooms.
- wikth the water you used to wash the mushrooms, add the cloves and some pepper, and add to the lard mixture.
- cook until all is nicely browned, add the beef and add water in sufficient quantity to cover all. Allow to simmer slowly for about 2 and a half hours, ading water if necessary.
- Prfepare the macaroni to serve as follows.
- break up the macaroni and put them into boiling water, adding a pinch of salt.
- when tender, drain and dish upmas follows.
- Place the macaroni in a hot dish, sprinkle over them grated cheese and pouring over a little of the beef sauce.
- then add another layer of macaroni, with grated cheese and sauce from the beef. garnish with the cooked mushrooms.
- serve the beef in its own sauce in a separate dish. serve very hot.
Excellent! thanks Jane. As an englishman who married into a gibraltarian family and lived there for quite some time, it was great to see all my favourites here, no I'm no longer part of that family.