I found this fantastic recipe over at Mels Kitchen Cafe and knew I had to try it. I just love slow cooked meat, it makes a cheaper cut of meat the hero and I like to eat this type of meat over a steak any day of the week. In saying that I really don't eat a big portion of meat, preferring to fill my plate with more veggies and carbs, however I still enjoy the small amount I eat.
As you probably know by now I love my slow cooker and I think it is the most used of all the electrical kitchen appliances I have. I have bought one for my daughter and my niece too, as I believe they are as asset to have in your kitchen. This is just another recipe, proving, yet again, that I LOVE my slow cooker.
|Ingredients for Amazing Slow Cooked, Beef Roast, from top right-|
2 kg beef shin or chuck, 6 large carrots, 2 brown onions, 3 garlic cloves, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 4 cups beef stock (I made mine from Massel Beef Stock Cubes) 250 grams tomato passata, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Please disregard the can of tomatoes, I got carried away and put them in there by mistake. I also forgot to add a small handful of fresh Thyme and a bay leaf to the photo, sorry
|Peel and roughly slice the onions and squash the garlic cloves, add to the bottom of the slow cooker bowl|
|To the same frypan that you browned the meat in, add the tomato passata, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, allspice, bay leave, fresh Thyme and salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle simmer and then pour over the browned meat, onion and garlic|
|Arrange the carrots around the beef roast, don't be worried that they are not submerged in the gorgeous broth, as it cooks down, they will be. Cook on lowest setting for up to 12 hours|