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I don’t normally post two recipes at the same time but these two go together “like peas and carrots” as Forrest Gump would say. I love the flavor of the beef by itself. Drizzling the gravy over the vegetables takes them to a whole other level. If you want a meal to showcase all the best food things of fall, this is the meal for you!

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Mustard Roast Beef (from NOSH)

  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus one tablespoon extra
  • 4 lb boneless beef rib eye
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • kitchen string

Remember to take the beef out of the fridge at least 10 minutes before you sear it or put it in the oven, this will ensure even cooking.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place the mustard seeds, salt, pepper and thyme in a mortar and pestle and pound until lightly crushed. Add the oil and pound until combined. In a separate bowl combine butter and Dijon mustard until completely integrated. Combine spice mixture and mustard mixture, set aside.
Brush the beef with the extra oil. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high and cook the beef for 1-2 minutes each side or until brown. remove from the pan. Secure with kitchen string and rub the mustard mixture over the beef. Place on a rack in a baking dish and roast for 2 hours for medium to medium well. After roasting, cover the meat with foil and rest in a warm place for at least 10 minutes to allow the meat to relax.  After roasting, cover the meat with foil and rest in a warm place for at least 10 minutes to allow the meat to relax. Serves 4-6.

Make a sauce with the pan drippings by placing the roasting pan on the stove top over medium heat. Add beef broth or red wine (I did the wine) and reduce it down to your desired amount.

Fall Vegetable Hash (from Southern Living Sept 2013)

  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 mediun onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and cubed into 1/2 cubes
  • 1 lb small fresh Brussles sprouts, quarted
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced

Cook bacon in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels. Drain the skillet, reserving 2 tbsp of the drippings. Coarsely chop the bacon.

Add oil to hot drippings in the skillet. Cook onions and sweet potatoes over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add turnips and cook for another 8 minutes. Combine vinegar and 2 tbsp water. Add Brussles sprouts, garlic, and vinegar mixture to the skillet. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the veggies are tender. Stir in the bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 8.

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