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Spiced Fillet Of Beef

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Ingredients
  Beef fillet 2 Pound (1 kilogram, 1 piece)
  Ham slices 4 , cut into strips
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), halved
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 gram)
  Red wine 10 Fluid Ounce (300 milliliter)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Beurre manie 1 Ounce (25 gram)
Directions

Rub the beef with salt and pepper.
Make four slits about halfway down the meat and insert a quarter of the ham strips and half a garlic clove in each one.
Roll up the meat so that the slits are on the inside and secure with string.
Melt the butter in a small roasting pan.
Add the fillet and fry for 10 minutes, or until the meat is evenly browned.
Mix the wine with the cinnamon and nutmeg and pour into the roasting pan.
Transfer to the oven preheated to very hot (230°C/450°F or Gas Mark 8) and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Transfer the beef to a warmed serving dish and keep hot.
Bring the cooking liquid to the boil.
Add the beurre manie, piece by piece, to the cooking liquid and simmer until the sauce has thickened.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes

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