Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 120 min
Serves: 8

Romanian Beef Salad known as Salata de boeuf in Romania, is a traditional beef salad made for Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It can be served as a side for your main meal, or you can just have it on it’s own, but a bigger portion:-)

Romanian Beef Salad Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef or turkey (white or dark)
  • 280 grams frozen peas
  • 1 jar pickles, once they are chopped you’ll need about 420 grams of diced pickles, the more the better
  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled
  • 140ml to 280ml of mayonnaise
  • 70 grams of mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Romanian Beef Salad Instructions

  1. Boil the beef for about 2 hours, or use a pressure cooker to finish faster. It needs to be very tender. If using turkey or chicken, boil the meat until cooked through, probably takes about 45 min to 1 hour for turkey breast, depends on the size of your breast. Take the meat out and let it cool before chopping.
  2. Boil the potatoes and carrots. Let everything cool and start dicing everything.
  3. Dice the meat, potatoes and carrots, they should all be small pieces about ½ cm by ½ cm. Make sure you drain all the juice from the diced pickles and peas.
  4. Add all the veggies and meat to a big bowl, then add mayo and mustard, season with salt and pepper and mix everything together. You will end up with a big bowl of salad, traditionally we smooth out the top of the salad with a knife and spread more mayonnaise and smooth that out.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and you can refrigerate it for days up to a week.
  6. Serve salad cold, do not warm it up.

Recipe submitted by Delia from Pontefract.

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