So Organic Sainsbury’s Roast Dinner
I’ve always loved the idea and principles of organic but sometimes from experience buying organic can be rather expensive so not always achievable.
Sainsbury’s are having an organic month to show off their organic goodies and not just how nice the items are but how affordable they are too.
When exploring the aisles of what to make for an organic as I can meal I settled on an organic roast dinner. I love roast dinners and with my huge experience of eating them I thought it would be a great way of seeing if there are any differences in quality and taste.
Going through the meat section a gorgeous piece of beef took my eye and with that it was decided a big roast beef dinner with Yorkshire puddings was the way to go.
I love roast beef because it tastes amazing and is a simple and impressive dish to make.
Ingredients for 4
– piece of organic beef we had a 600g piece
– 3 organic carrots
– handful of organic shallots
– 5 cloves of organic garlic
– 1 organic broccoli
– Grainy mustard
– Organic veg pack of green beans and sweetcorn– Organic potatoes enough to fill your boots!
– Yorkshire puddings
– Glug of organic red wine and water for the stock
– Place the beef in a roasting tin with the, garlic roughly crushed, shallots, 1 carrot shopped up, broccoli storks saving the main parts for steaming to serve with the dinner later.
– Pour a good glug of wine over the beef plus some water to start off a stock for gravy later.
– Smear the mustard over the meat and place in the oven for 45 minutes at 180 fan degree for medium rare.
– After 40 minutes in the oven allow the beef to rest while everything else comes together. It will stay warm and keep cooking from it’s heat. – Roast or boil the potatoes and the rest of the veg.
– In the roasting tin keep the juices and start to cook on the hob again. Add 2 tablespoons of plain flour and whisk in. Add more hot water to make the gravy as thick as you like. Drain the gravy into a jug to serve.
– Serve and enjoy.
Don’t forget the Yorkshire puddings!
Here is the gorgeous beef ready for the oven.
To go with the dinner we had organic red wine. I have never had organic wine before and my goodness we could all the difference. It was so smooth, full bodied and fresh and now a family favourite. It was so delicious and the taste with the beef was stunning. It matched perfectly and is now on the shopping list for the next Sainsbury’s visit.
The lovely bowl of organic veg. It was nice to taste greens which had that more earthy and stronger flavour. It was noticeably different in flavour and texture to the regular non organic vegetables we buy. For the potatoes we half boiled them and then roast them off in the oven.
Here is the stunning beef being carved. It looks (and smelled) amazing. I love the grainy mustard on top!
The beef was amazing. There was a strong and obvious difference in the taste and texture of the beef to the regular non organic but similar cuts we get.
It was so appealing and easy to eat. Barely any chewing was needed as it was so smooth and delectable. The wine stock it had been cooked in and the quality of the beef resulted in succulent and juicy meat.
Having an almost entirely organic meal was a treat and thank you to Sainsbury’s for treating us.
It was lovely to try something which had such different results to regular food. There was a clear cut taste difference in quality and was incredibly enjoyable.
I’m off to try an organic risotto and I’ve got an organic milkshake recipe coming up on the blog too so keep an eye out!