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Steak and Macaroni


  • 2 pounds steak
  • 2 ounces macaroni
  • 1 ounce dripping
  • 1/2 pint stock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 dozen peppercorns
  • salt


Cut the steak into neat pieces, put the butter or dripping into a saucepan and fry the steak quickly; take it out, shred the onion and put it in with the peppercorns, and let it get quite brown. Pour over the stock and stir until it boils, then put back the steak and let it simmer very gently for three hours. While it is cooking, boil the macaroni in weak stock or water for twenty-five minutes, and if it is ready before it is wanted keep it in hot water. When the steak is done, dish it neatly, flavour the gravy, boil it up and pour over. Cut the macaroni into short pieces and place it round the dish as a garnish.

Time: 3 hours.


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The Art of Living in Australia (1893).

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