Anyone who’s ever had the *ahem* pleasure of accompanying me to a fast food shop at the end of a night on the tiles will be able to tell you how much I LOVE my chips and cheese smothered with mayonnaise. To be honest, I love mayo with just about any food I can get away with. I’ve even been known to ask for it in restaurants and get in a huff when they don’t have any. If only it didn’t need to be refrigerated, I might follow Beyoncé’s lead and keep a bottle in my bag at all times!
So, when I was asked by Heinz to create a recipe using their new [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise, I was FULL of ideas. The brief was pretty loose; it had to use mayo, and it had to fit on a spoon. That was all! As you know, I like to show you how to use ingredients in weird and wonderful ways and I was reminded of an old favourite I stumbled upon by accident.
This recipe is the lovechild of two happy accidents. I first discovered you could replace the traditional butter and milk in mashed potato out of desperation. I’d boiled my potatoes and gone to the fridge, only to find I was completely out of milk and butter. What could I use instead, I wondered?! Then I was hit by a somewhat crazy idea; would mayonnaise work?! Well, I gave it a go and it was AMAZING. My favourite way to make mashed potato now for sure and this new luxurious mayo makes it even better.
And my favourite way to accompany this mash? Steak and ale, of course! I discovered (after forgetting to buy a pack of pastry) that the filling of a steak and ale pie goes really well with mashed potato. You don’t need that fatty pastry for this dish and it significantly reduces the number of calories per portion when the pastry is removed too. Win!
Heinz’ [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise is their best ever mayonnaise. It is thick, creamy and really really delicious. You can try it now and they’re so confident you’ll love it, they’ll refund you if you don’t! You really have nothing to lose by giving it a go. Upgrade your mayo!
I’m entering this recipe into Heinz’ competition to find the nation’s best tasting spoonfuls. If you’re interested in entering a recipe yourself, check out the website here.
#HeinzSeriouslyGood Mayo Mash with Steak and Ale
Creamy mayo-spiked mashed potato topped with tender steak in a delicious ale sauce.
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 400g stewing steak, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 250ml ale of your choice
- 150ml beef stock
- 800g potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 2tbsp Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise
- A splash milk (optional)
- 1tbsp cornflour
1. In a large saucepan, fry the onion, carrot, steak and garlic in oil over a medium heat for a few minutes until browned. 2. Add the thyme, ale and beef stock and bring to the boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low for 1 hour. 3. Around 20 minutes before the steak is ready, put the potatoes on to boil. 4. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and mash. Add the mayo and splash of milk and mix well. 5. To finish the steak and ale, mix the cornflour with a little cold water then add to the saucepan. Simmer for a minute or two until thickened and luxurious. 6. Serve! Feel free to have some green vegetables on the side.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 portions, or many many spoons!
How do you like to use mayonnaise? Let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer: I was asked by Heinz to create this recipe using their new [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise and was compensated for my time. As always, all views expressed are my own honest opinions and I wasn’t required to write a positive review.