Weekly Dose Of Healthy Recipes: Bloody Mary Beef

October 23, 2015


Halloween is in one week, which means it’s time to whip out your craftiest costume and make sure everyone that comes to your party gets a treated to a delicious and nutritious meal in the spirit of the event.

In that name, we present to you this Bloody Mary beef recipe. It does sound a bit scary, but this tasty dish needs to be cooked for over 6 hours. Don’t be afraid though, as it will let you do the rest of the party preparations as it slowly turns into an 8-person meal.


  • 1 kg of beef brisket
  • 1 head of celery
  • 4 red onions
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Bay leaves
  • 1.5 kg of potatoes
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of horseradish
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • White pepper

*For the Bloody Mary:

  • 700g of passata
  • Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons of vodka
  • 1 tablespoon of port
  • Juice from ½ lemon

Step-By-Step Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 130°C/250°F and get heat up a casserole pan over a medium heat.
  2. Season the beef brisket with salt and pepper and put onto the pan along with olive oil. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Chop up celery and onions and add them to the brisket. Reduce the heat and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Mix up your Bloody Mary in a large jug, then add to the brisket pan along with 250ml of cold water, some salt and pepper. Also add thyme, rosemary, and bay in this step, then cook to a boil.
  5. Transfer the brisket from the heat to the oven, cover with tin foil, and leave it to cook for 5 to 6 hours.
  6. When there’s about half an hour to go, slice the potatoes into chunks and put into a large pan of cold salted water. Place on high heat and let them boil for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Clean the cabbage head and roll up the leaves, then boil them for 3 to 5 minutes in water.
  8. Drain the potatoes and mash them together with horseradish and butter. Serve them with greens on a plate, and leave the beef in its own pan on the table.

Bon appétit!

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