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Groaty Dick
Pot Meals
Midlands

(or Groarty) Beef and onion (or leek) stew made very thick with the addition of groats (grains, usually oats, crushed and husks removed). In the Black Country it has a certain association with Bonfire Night.


Original Receipt in Marjorie Cashmore's 'A Feast of Memories: Black Country Food and Life at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century', published in 1986 by Westwood Press;

Groaty Pudding or Groaty Dick
0.5 lb groats
1 bay leaf (optional)
1.5 lbs shin of beef
1lb leeks Salt and Pepper
2 medium sized onions
Hot water to cover

Cut the beef into bite-size pieces, slice the leeks and onions. Place all the ingredients in a stew pot and bake slowly for at least three hours, longer if possible. Serve with crusty bread. A thicker version of this, with more groats and less meat, was all some families could afford. It was spread on bread so that each member could have something warm and filling.






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