Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pin-ter-vention: Slow Cooked Goodness

With all the rainy weather we have been having, it's been perfect for slow cooking!
Below are two recipes from Pinterest that I've tried recently.

{Slow Cook Beef Goulash}
  Adapted from Adora's Box's Beef Goulash

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  • 500g braising steak, cut into cubes
  • 500g of Veggies - Capsicum, Zucchini and Carrot
  • flour seasoned with salt and pepper for dredging
  •   4 tbsps. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsps. tomato paste
  • 2 c. beef stock
  • 1 tsp of dry thyme
  • 1/4 c.  sour cream
Slice the beef into approximately 2"x1"x1/4 thick slices and dust lightly with the seasoned flour. Shake off the excess. Brown, a few at a time, in a mixture of the olive oil. Set aside. In the same pan, saute the garlic for 1 minute, then add the onions and cook until soft. Add the paprika and the tomato paste. Blend well. Set aside. Cook the Veggies in the same pan until slightly brown. Transfer to an oven proof casserole then add the beef, onion mix, the 2 c. of boiling stock and the thyme. Stir gently then cook in the oven for 1 hour and fifteen minutes or until the beef is tender. When done, stir in the Sour cream. Serve with boiled potatoes or rice.

More like Muffin/Cake? 
{Slow Cook Bread}
  from http://www.food.com's Couldn't Be Easier Slow Cooker Bread

Great with Jam or Honey.

  • Grease a deep metal or glass bowl or 1 lb coffee can (we use a glass 18 cm Pyrex soufflĂ© dish); turn slow-cooker on high to preheat.
  • Dissolve yeast in water; combine with milk, oats, salt, oil, honey, egg, and wheat germ.
  • Add flour and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn dough immediately into bowl or can; cover LOOSELY with foil.
  • In bottom of slow-cooker, place 1/2 cup of water and a trivet or some crumpled foil.
  • Place can or bowl on this; cover and bake on High for 3 hours.
Note: sides of bread brown and crisp beautifully, top will slightly brown and be soft to touch.
Yield: 1 medium sized loaf of bread.

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    1. Yummy - will definitely be trying that beef recipe :)

      1. The beef recipe is really good. It's quite simple to make and taste awesome. While it's cooking you can do other things, my kind of cooking.