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00Dump Bag / Slow Cooker Beef RaguThis is the best way I have found to make beef ragu in the slow cooker. I don't like to use mince in the slow cooker if I can't brown it first which kinda defeats the purpose of using the slow cooker in my eyes! So by using a chunk of beef and then shredding it once cooked we eliminate that issue
00Kofta KebabsGrilled kofta (or kefta) kebabs are skewers of ground beef and lamb mixed with fresh parsley, onions, garlic and warming spices. They are great for lunches, picnics or a Fakeaway dinnertime feast accompanied by homemade flatbreads (recipe on the website), salad, tzatziki or your own favourite dressing. I've paired it back a little as I didn't have all the spices available but you can add more if you prefer as its very versatile. You can tailor this recipe to suit you and your families tastes adding or substituting whatever meat,herbs or spices you like. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Beef CurryFragrant,spicy and tangy this is a warming midweek dinner. A curry is a great way of using up cheaper cuts of meat and bits of vegetables that you find at the bottom of the fridge. You can add almost anything to it and it works well. It's easy to adapt to your families tastes as you just omit what you don't like or add what they do. You can speed up the cooking by using frying steak etc or let it simmer for 2-3hrs for a fuller flavour. The choice is yours. It's also a very forgiving dish as I forgot to toast my spices till after I had fried my meat lol but it still turned out great.This step by step picture guide allows you to follow each step closely but don't be afraid to adapt it if need be. Why not give it a go and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your thoughts x
00Mongolian Beef SteakSweet, tangy and with a little spice this recipe ticks all the boxes. Usually garnished with Spring onion but as I had none I added peppers and onion. Slicing the beef into strips meant I could use 1 rump steak for 2 people so it's very economical too and quick to cook...always a bonus. Im sure this will become a firm favourite in your family as the sweetness counteracts the spice making it not too spicy for the children but feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your families needs,e.g.,less spicy or sweet or even substitute beef steak for mince or chicken as it's an all rounder recipe that works well with most meats.This feeds 2 but its very easy to adjust the amounts to feed 4 or more.The step by step photo guide allows you to follow the recipe easily. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments. We love to hear your thoughts x
00Slow Cooked Steak PieA staple dinner that can be made in so many ways. You can do a large pie or individual small pies. It can be a great way to use leftovers or you can do it using all fresh ingredients. You can cook it on the stove,in the oven or in the slow cooker then assemble it and finish off in the oven as this recipe suggests but its totally upto you. Its also a very economical dish as you can use a cheaper cut of beef and bulk it out with veg,lentils etc.This step by step guide will help you make this at home for the family. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on with this recipe as we love to hear your thoughts.
00Beef Teriyaki Stir FryA Stir fry is a speedy dish that is full of flavour and can be as varied as your imagination.The high heat you are using to cook it lends well to a variety of vegetables that you may not normally eat all at the same time. Its also a good way to use up bits of veg that are languishing in the fridge.So I used a stir fry pack but added onions and spinach. I used rump steak as again it's quick to cook and full flavoured. I cook the steak and then add to the veg for the final minutes as it means I'm not overcooking the meat and making it dry, but feel free to add it along with your veg if you wish.The Teriyaki sauce is tangy and sweet and a little goes a long way as it can take all the colour out of the vibrant veg and you end up with a brown stew.The step by step guide means you can follow along but do feel free to add your own touches too. Why not have a go and let us know how you get on in the comments below.
00Slow Cooker LasagneSlow cooked Lasagne is a softer but no less delicious dish than is cooked in the oven and I think its my favourite way of cooking this now. I tried a variation of the white sauce by adding onions and lots and lots of cheese because no dish is ever spoiled by too much cheese 😄. This is a filling and tasty meal that is a firm family favourite. The step by step guide helps you recreate this at home. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments. We love to hear your success stories.
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