Boiled Salt Beef and Mustard Sauce

Boiled Salt Beef and Mustard Sauce

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Servings: 8
Calories: 548


  • 3 lb piece of boned and rolled silverside beefcut from the rump or brisket of beef
  • 8 oz small carrots
  • 8 oz small onions
  • 1/3 cup plain flour All purpose
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 1 level tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 level tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash the meat in cold water and, if necessary, soak overnight to remove any excess salt.
  • Place the meat in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid or foil and simmer very gently for 35 minutes per lb (450g) plus an extra 35 minutes.
  • Peel the carrots and onions (leave them whole) and add them to the pan for the last hour of the meat's cooking time.
  • Lift the meat onto a serving dish, remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon and arrange around the meat.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and 1/2 pt (300ml) of cooking liquor and bring the sauce to the boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for 2 minutes to thicken.
  • Blend together the mustard, sugar and vinegar and stir into the sauce. Cook for 1 minute, then add salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 548 kcal
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Protein: 32 g
Fat: 41g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Trans Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 139 mg
Sodium: 198 mg
Potassium: 644 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 4962 IU
Vitamin C: 4 mg
Calcium: 85 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Ingredients Beef, Beef Silverside
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