Thursday, 19 April 2012

Italian Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This is an adaptation of a family recipe that I grew up with. 

It is made with tomatoes, potatoes, onion soup mix, and garlic, along with other seasonings and vegetables.

The herb mix is what gives this slow cooker recipe that "Italian Taste" and will impress family and friends.

1 ½ kg          lean dices (25mm 1 inch) cubes of Beef Bolar or Topside roast
(trim any visible fat)
1 400g can    Italian (Roma) diced tomatoes
1 medium       onion, chopped
1 cup            dices celery
2                  large carrots, peeled and chopped into 15mm pieces
2                  medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
1 pkg            dry onion soup mix (Gluten free if required)
1 clove          garlic, peeled and crushed
2                  bay leafs
1 tsp            dry oregano
½ tsp           dry rosemary
1 tsp            dry thyme
1/2 tsp          ground black pepper
salt to taste if desired after cooking

Add beef cubes and other ingredients except the canned tomato and herbs into your slow cooker bowl. Top with canned tomato and herbs, stir and cook on low 8-10 hours or until tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

I serve either in a bowl with fresh breads (Gluten free if required) or plated with seasonal fresh greens with rice or Kumara and potato mash with fresh chopped parsley on top.

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