Medallions of Beef with Guinness and Black Olives

Medallions of Beef with Guinness and Black Olives

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This medallions of beef with Guinness and black olives recipe will satisfy your Irish cravings while still staying true to your healthy lifestyle.
Servings: 4
Calories: 620
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes


  • 2 tsp light sunflower oil plus extra for brushing
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 15 floz can Guinness
  • bay leaf
  • 1 fresh parsley sprig
  • 1 fresh oregano sprig plus extra to garnish
  • beef stock cube
  • 19 1/2 oz tail and fillet of beef sirloin or strip loin
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 1/2 oz plain flour
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 4 oz black olives either with stone, or pitted
  • Colcannon mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables to serve


  • Heat the oil in a pan over a gentle heat, add the vegetables and garlic, and cook until the vegetables are just starting to turn golden. Pour the Guinness over, then add the bay leaf, parsley, oregano and stock cube. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
  • Meanwhile, slice the beef into small rounds, slanting your knife against the meat. Brush each piece on both sides with a little oil. Put on a plate and set aside, or cover and return to the fridge until ready to use.
  • Melt the butter in a separate pan, add the flour and stir over a low heat until the mixture turns light brown. When the stock liquid has reduced, remove the bay leaf and pour into the butter and flour, stirring all the time until all the liquid is combined. Remove from the heat and, using a hand blender, puree the gravy until smooth. Return to the heat, add the sugar, then season with salt and pepper. If the gravy is too thick, thin it down with a little water. Add the olives and return to simmering point.
  • Heat a heavy-based frying pan until nearly smoking. Add the medallions of beef and cook for 1 minute on each side (or longer, according to how you like your meat cooked). Place on warmed plates and pour the Guinness and black olive gravy over. Garnish with oregano and serve with Colcannon (mashed potatoes with sauteed spring onions) or with plain mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables of your choice.
Calories: 620 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Protein: 28 g
Fat: 43g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 112 mg
Sodium: 579 mg
Potassium: 594 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 9 g
Vitamin A: 3237 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 62 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Ingredients Beef, Beef Fillet
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