Boiled Beef with "SteirerKren with Apple"
Ingredients for 6 servings:
1 beef, approx. 2 kg (with light fat coating)
about 750 g beef bones
3 yellow turnips
1 kl. celery
2 bay leaves
2 juniper berries
Chives for sprinkling
1 glass of "SteirerKren with Apple"
Place about 5 liters of cold water in a large saucepan. Wash bones, add and bring to boil. Strain - wash cold and bring to boil again with cold water - scoop up rising foam.
Free the beef from tendons and skins, but leave the fat covering. Add the meat and simmer for 1-1,5 hours over low heat, just below the boiling point. Meanwhile scoop the foam repeatedly.
Halve the unpeeled onion and roast in a frying pan with no fat on the cut surfaces. Add together bay leaves, peppercorns and crushed juniper berries, cubed cleaned vegetables to the onion and then to the beef. Simmer for about an hour until the meat is really soft. Remove the meat from the soup, strain the soup and allow the meat to rest a little. Place the marrow slices in the soup, warm gently, cut the boiled beef into slices, arrange with sliced ham on preheated plates, add a little soup and sprinkle with salt and "SteirerKren with Apple". Serve with apple sauce.
I also like to cook the whole peeled carrots, yellow turnips and pear-cut celery and serve it to the boiled beef.
Cooking time: 2-2 1/2 hours depending on size
The fine soup, which then has to be seasoned with salt, can of course also be served as a starter.
As long as the boiled beef is still in the soup, it must not be salted. Otherwise the meat will turn red and dry!