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    • pebbles88
    • By pebbles88 24th Feb 09, 10:23 PM
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    braising steak in the slow cooker - good recipes??
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    • 24th Feb 09, 10:23 PM
    braising steak in the slow cooker - good recipes?? 24th Feb 09 at 10:23 PM
    hello,

    does anyone have a recipe for braising steak done in the slow cooker so that the gravy comes out all lovely and syrupy and not like water as it does when i do it! plus my meat always tastes funny, so obviously im not doing something right!!
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    • SunnyGirl
    • By SunnyGirl 24th Feb 09, 10:32 PM
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    Hi Pebbles!

    I used to have the same problem then I sorted it (with a little help from my Mum ) I brown the meat off in a very hot dry frying pan then put it in the slow cooker. Then I add 1 or 2 onions, a couple of carrots, parsnip, swede - anything thats around really, a good dash of worcester sauce, enough beef stock to cover it by an inch or just less, a squeeze of tomato puree, a pinch of mixed herbs & salt & pepper. I cook it for about 6 - 8 hours then about an hour before I'm serving I mix some cornflour into it to thicken the gravy up. It's yummy served with mash, yorkshire puds & veg HTH.
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    • By pebbles88 24th Feb 09, 10:33 PM
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    • 24th Feb 09, 10:33 PM
    Hi Pebbles!

    I used to have the same problem then I sorted it (with a little help from my Mum ) I brown the meat off in a very hot dry frying pan then put it in the slow cooker. Then I add 1 or 2 onions, a couple of carrots, parsnip, swede - anything thats around really, a good dash of worcester sauce, enough beef stock to cover it by an inch or just less, a squeeze of tomato puree, a pinch of mixed herbs & salt & pepper. I cook it for about 6 - 8 hours then about an hour before I'm serving I mix some cornflour into it to thicken the gravy up. It's yummy served with mash, yorkshire puds & veg HTH.
    Originally posted by SunnyGirl
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    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 24th Feb 09, 10:50 PM
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    • 24th Feb 09, 10:50 PM
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    • 24th Feb 09, 10:50 PM
    I put the chunks of meat in a bowl with flour and pepper then fry the meat in a pan until browned nicely. although it might seem time consuming it's better to brown the meat in small batches, rather than chuck the whole lot in at once. would also second the idea of adding tomato puree.

    After years of making uninspiring stews and casseroles - my children are finally asking me when we're having beef stew for dinner again - unbelievable!
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    • 24th Feb 09, 11:24 PM
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    • 24th Feb 09, 11:24 PM
    Mmmm!
    Guiness makes a lovely substitute for beef stock - brown beef (in steaks or chunks,coated in flour), chuck in slow cooker with a couple of quartered onions, pour over some original guiness, splash on a bit of worcestershire sauce and leave in slow cooker all day. lovely with mash and veg. Its an old Delia recipe that works really well in slow cooker - the beef just melts!
    Hope this helps!
    Franki
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 25th Feb 09, 3:26 AM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 3:26 AM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 3:26 AM
    This thread has recipes for the SC - ideas for using braising steak. I'll merge this thread later.

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