Keto beef with gravy and cabbage mash

Keto beef with gravy and cabbage mash

A tasty gem from Sweden's classic culinary culture, originally called 'shoemaker's box'. We're not sure how the shoemaker comes into the picture, however we're sure that this keto dish will sweep you off of your feet.

Keto beef with gravy and cabbage mash

A tasty gem from Sweden's classic culinary culture, originally called 'shoemaker's box'. We're not sure how the shoemaker comes into the picture, however we're sure that this keto dish will sweep you off of your feet.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Cabbage mash
  • 1½ lbs 650 g green cabbage
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
  • salt and pepper
Parsley butter
  • 3 oz. 85 g butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper
Meat, leek and gravy
  • 5 oz. 140 g bacon, chopped
  • 3 oz. 85 g leek, choppedleeks, chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 1½ lbs 650 g sirloin steak or beef, tenderloin
  • 13 cup 80 ml red wine
  • 13 cup 80 ml water
  • salt or ground black pepper
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Instructions

  1. Start with the mash. Divide the cabbage in the middle, cutting from the center of the head outward. Remove the stem and tough core of each half and shred the leaves. Put into lightly salted boiling water and cook until soft. Drain off the water.
  2. Add butter and use an immersion blender or hand mixer to blend until smooth and creamy. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Keep warm.
  3. For the parsley butter, combine the soft butter with the finely chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  4. Fry the bacon and leek in butter until golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  5. In the same frying pan, fry the beef steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on how well done you want them. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  6. In the same pan, combine the cooking juices with equal parts of water and red wine. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer until the sauce thickens.
  7. Serve the meat with the gravy, fried leek and bacon, and the cabbage mash. Top with a dollop of parsley butter.

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9 comments

  1. Marcin
    Very tasty. Cabbage definitely benefits from nutmeg, so I wouldn't treat it as "optional". And I suggest adding fresh garlic to the parsley butter (of course if you like garlic and you have no one to kiss).
  2. Kelly
    Oh my! This is GOOD! I never thought cabbage could be so good. And I agree, the nutmeg is a must. Husband approved...this is a keeper.
  3. CS
    I don't know why people have been stingy with the rating... this is a delicious meal and very satisfying!
  4. Tina
    I had no idea mashed cabbage was so deliciously creamy! This is a droolworthy meal, I feel like I'm eating something I'd be served in a restaurant.
  5. pelham
    My husbands favourite meal on this keto journey. In fact it will be a firm favourite when we’re not on keto - not sure when that will be as we’re enjoying all the recipes so much over the last 7 months
  6. Daniela
    So good - just delicious!
  7. ketome71
    A firm favourite in our home as well! This recipe never leaves our rotation or ingredients list! My gosh, this is, without doubt, one of those 'golden' recipes that stay with you.
  8. tgjsmiller
    Loved this meal! The cabbage reminded me of pattypan squash, very fresh and light tasting.
  9. Kathleen
    Delicious!

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