Saturday, November 1, 2008

Recipe of the Week..........

Winter is nearly here so its time for hearty, comfort foods!  This is one of our favourite winter meals:

Hearty Crockpot Beef Stew:

  • 1kg, Sirloin tip roast, cut into pieces
  • large bag of baby carrots
  • 4 potatoes, chunked
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tin plumb tomatoes
  • a handful of chopped fresh cilantro
  • a healthy tsp of cumin
  • a large pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper
sautee the beef chunks in hot oil to sear the outside.   Bung the meat and the rest of the ingredients into the crockpot, turn it on and go about your day.  This should cook for hours so that the meat is fall-apart tender and the carrots and potatoes are thoroughly cooked.

near the end of the cooking process add a tbsp of flour disolved in a 1/4 cup of water, to the hot stew to thicken the sauce.  cover and cook for a further 1/2 hour.

We like to serve this over basmati rice as it has a bit of an Indian flair to it with cilantro and cumin.

I hope you enjoy  this recipe and will check in with us next week for other cooking ideas.

ciao for now,

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Tracy Stevenon said...

Amazing Trish! You go girl!! I'll definitely follow the recipe of the week. Thanks :)

jen_omeara32 said...

Oh how I miss your cooking but now I can just go on you're blog and feel right at home :) Love ya xx