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Roasted Ox Heart

By lesleyanneholmes (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8
Much overlooked but very cheap and extremely tasty piece of beef slow cooked and tender.


  • 1 Ox Heart (it is really cow heart but the butcher calls it ox)
  • 1 large onion cut in half
  • 12 cloves garlic peeled and bruised
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper


  • STEP 1
    Heat the oven to 160°C with shelf towards the bottom third of the oven.
  • STEP 2
    Trim any stringy or really hard bits from the inside of the heart
  • STEP 3
    Place onion and garlic inside the heart and season with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 4
    Tie the heart closed with string and season with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 5
    Place in a roasting tin with the seam of the prepared heart on the bottom.
  • STEP 6
    Cover with foil, making sure the foil doesn't touch the heart, and cook for 4-5 hours until juice runs clear.
  • STEP 7
    Remove foil and cook for a further half hour at 200°C to crisp the fat if needed.
  • STEP 8
    Serve with mashed potatoes, carrots and swede, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and gravy.

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