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March 10, 2014 / mintcustard

Knorr Flavour pots – braised beef shin

I’m all for a short cut. Life can be too hectic these days not to be. I was so pleased then to come across these Knorr flavour pots.

New Knorr Flavour Pots

New Knorr Flavour Pots

Available in five different varieties, the eagle eyed of you will notice only four in the image above, the mixed herbs pot is missing as it had been used up! In the depths of winter my herbs were not as lush as they should have been so the Flavour pot was a godsend. Being both gluten free and suitable for vegetarians also make s them a very useful store cupboard addition.

I used the 3 peppercorn pot and the garlic pot to make a delicious  braised shin of beef.

Shin of beef ingredients

Shin of beef ingredients

Shin of beef Serves 4

4 thick slices of beef shin with bone in if possible. This gives you a good wodge of bone marrow which enhances any dish no end.

1 red onion chopped

1 x 3 peppercorn Flavourpot

1 x garlic Flavourpot



olive oil

1L  liquid (water, stock, red wine)

1 heavy based casserole dish.

mashed potato to serve.

How to

  • Heat the oven to 160c
  • Place a slug of oil in the bottom of the casserole pot and heat gently.
  • Dust each piece of  beef with a little flour and sprinkle with a little salt too. Lay into the casserole and cook to develop a crust on both sides of the meat. Repeat with each piece of beef and then remove to one side whilst you cook the onions.
  • Tumble in the onions and cook gently until the onions soften and begin to brown. Stir in the flavour pots and cook out a little.
  • Use some of the liquid to deglaze the pan.
  • Place the meat back in the pan, add more liquid to just cover and slam in the oven.
  • Slowly braise for about 2 1/3 to 3 hours.
  • Remove the bone before serving, make sure all the bone marrow has oozed into the sauce. If it hasn’t, scrape it out and stir in.
  • Serve with seasonal vegetables and mash.
  • Delicious.

I have a daughter at University and I’ll be sending her back with these in her care package! A great way to add delicious flavours to any dish.


I was given a selection of Flavour pots to try but wasn’t asked to write a post. The opinions and the recipe are my own.



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  1. Foodie Laura / Mar 11 2014 7:28 am

    I haven’t tried these stocks but my Mom is always raving about them. I totally here you on the lacklustre winter herbs too, I shall have to give them a try.

    • mintcustard / Mar 11 2014 7:31 am

      The herbs were very useful, they are handy for the times when you just don’t want your hands to pong of garlic too!

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