Welsh Beef Christmas Puddings

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Thursday 4th June 2015


  • 450g (1lb) lean minced Welsh Beef
  • 25g (1oz) rolled oats
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2.5ml (½tsp) cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 50g (2oz) dried apricots, chopped
  • 25g (1oz) dried cranberries
  • 25g (1oz) flaked almonds, toasted
  • Seasoning
  • 8-16 thin slices of pancetta or smoked streaky bacon


  1. Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 5, 190˚C, 375˚F.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together and season – add in everything except the bacon.
  3. Now line and grease eight mini pudding bowls/tins or dariole tins with the pancetta or bacon.
  4. Once the dishes are lined, spoon in the mixture and press down lightly – leaving the bacon hanging over the edges.
  5. Next, place the dishes into a large deep roasting pan and cover the base of the pan with boiling water.
  6. Carefully place the tray into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes – until the meat is cooked through and the bacon is crispy.
  7. Serve as an accompaniment to Christmas lunch or as Christmas ‘meat’ puddings with creamy mash.

Recipe Information

Serves 8
Calories 235 kcals
Cooking Time

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 235 kcal
  • Energy 978kj
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturates 4.4g
  • Salt 1.9g
  • Iron 2.4g
  • 5-a-day 0

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