For a few months I was without a slow cooker, after I overloaded my extremely small one with a joint for pulled pork and burnt all of the inside. I now have two large 6.5 litre slow cookers that I use to feed my son's football team (and opponents) sausage and bean chilli on a budget - 60 sausages + numerous cans of beans = 30 happy boys.
I now use my slow cooker as often as I can to make fuss free dinners for the family. This Chinese beef is one of those easy meals that takes very little preparation, and if you use a large joint (I used 1.6kg) it can easily stretch to two meals for a family of 4/5.
Slow Cooker Chinese Beef
Beef roasting joint (1-2kg)
200ml Hoisin sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp honey
75ml dark soy sauce
bunch of spring onions, sliced
- Heat a frying pan and place the beef in it to seal all sides
- Transfer the beef to the slow cooker
- Add the the Hoisin, garlic, honey and soy sauce
- Spoon the sauce over the beef and cook on high for 4-5 hours until tender, basting with the sauce every so often
- Remove the beef from the slow cooker and pull apart with two forks & set aside
- Add the sauce to a saucepan and bring to the boil and simmer until reduced in volume and thickened
- Add the beef into the sauce and toss to coat
- Serve over a bed of steamed rice and scattered with spring onions and sesame seeds
Serve any leftovers with noodles and stir fried vegetables.
How often do use your slow cooker, and what's your favourite slow cooker recipe?
I have lots more slow cooker recipes on this blog, and Aly from Bug, Bird Bee runs a Slow Cooker Sunday linky, where you can find some great recipes, such as this slow cooker vegetable lasagna.
recipe created for Tesco