How do you know a vegan? They’ll tell you. We’re 10 days in now for some people’s pressurized Veganuary. Well if you’re fed up with it then I can’t think of a better way to rejoice your true carnivore than with a gloriously succulent marrowfat butter burger.
You will need to make a little visit to your local craft butcher for the beef marrow bones to make this dish. Ask your butcher to cut the bones in half so you can access the marrow meat easily. While you are there you can pick up the mince meat for your burgers.
4 large beef marrow bones
275g unsalted butter
Maldon sea salt
Ground black pepper
50g hard white cheese grated (Gouda)
2 tbsp red wine
Place cut marrow bones in a roasting tray and cook in oven for 40mins at 200C. When done use a skewer to remove cooked marrow meat in to a large bowl. You can now add all the ingredients into this bowl. Grate in the butter and cheese. Pour in wine. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix everything together. Spoon out mix onto a sheet of cling film and roll it into a sausage shape and refrigerate to harden. Now all you have to do is add a slice to a burger or luscious medium rib eye steak. Enjoy.
When the bones are cooked there will be some fat in the roasting tray. Pour this through a sieve into a dish and refrigerate. When it’s set it will be a creamy white. You now have your own beef dripping. This is perfect for roast potatoes or frying in the pan.