“Maester Vyman returned at evenfall to minister to Lord Tully and bring Catelyn a modest supper of bread, cheese, and boiled beef with horseradish. ‘I spoke to Utherydes Wayn, my lady. He is quite certain that no woman by the name of Tansy has ever been at Riverrun during his service.'” -A Storm of Swords
This is one of those dishes that just gets better and better, and honestly couldn’t be easier to make. Basically: boil some meat for several hours, until the meat is tender and falls apart, then serve. The meat can be cut into thick, flavorful slices, and the vegetables are so soft that they nearly melt in your mouth. Add a hunk of bread, a few slices of cheddar, and you’re set.
Seriously. And if you toss the leftovers in a crock pot, and let it simmer on low overnight, it becomes extra amazing. The broth reduces down and the meat falls apart. I serve it for breakfast, over biscuits.
Boiled Beef & Horseradish Recipe
- 4 lb. beef roast
- water to cover
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 whole cloves
- 4 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 leeks, white parts sliced
Place the roast in a pot large enough to hold it, along with the vegetables. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Let cook for at least 5 hours, until the meat is tender and cooked all the way through. Serve hot, or cold as leftovers. If dry, pour some of the broth over it.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup of the beef stock
- 3 Tbs. freshly grated horseradish
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste.
Melt the butter, add the flour, and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes, then when it’s a pale golden color, pour in a ladle of the beef broth from the roast. Stir to combine everything, then add the remaining ingredients except the cream. Simmer for a few minutes, then remove from heat and add the cream.