Sunday, 6 January 2013

Slow Cooker Sunday - Italian Slow Cooked Roast Beef

If you have fussy eaters that don't like to chew, this is an ideal recipe as the meat falls apart.

You do need to make a red pesto to coat the beef though, but this takes all of 5 minutes with a hand blender.  This makes enough pesto for fish later in the week and it's fab for giving bland spag bol a boost. (or using as pizza base, or on bruchetta)


Red Pesto

1 tin of Chopped Tomatoes
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove or 1 tsp of garlic paste
1 jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil - drained

Slow Cooker Beef

2lb new or small potatoes
1 1/2 carrots per person
1 pack of green beans
1.5 litres of beef stock
1 tbsp dried italian herbs
1 onion
Goose fat for roasting potatoes


Red Pesto

1. Put all ingredients in a jug and blend to a smooth pesto with a hand blender
2. Rinse out the sun dried tomato jar and store unused pesto in jar.

Slow Cooker Beef

Peel potatoes (or just wash if you like the skins on) and cut into roast potato sized pieces.
Peel and chop the onion and carrots and put them in
Wash and cut the green beans and put them in too
Pour in 1 litre of beef stock
Cover the beef in red pesto and place on top of the vegetables
Make up the remainder of the stock and add the herbs
Pour over the beef
Cook on low for about 5 hours
Remove the potatoes carefully, place in hot goose fat in roasting tin and salt
Turn until dried and serve!

There's loads more slow cooker recipies on Mediocre Mum's Blog

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