Sunday, 29 January 2017

busy job calls for slow cooker

I quite often use my slow cooker

I love the convenience of it... ready when you come in from work
I love the taste... delicious
I love the simplicity of it... you can put all ingredients in together ( but if I have extra time I do like to brown some of my ingredients first )

So the fact that with this new job, every day is different, and you never know what time  you are going to finish my slow cooker is going to be a God send...

And on that note I am going to share one of my recipes with you.. this is a very simple one

Savoury mince

  • lean mince beef
  • 2 onions chopped small
  • 1 pepper   ( what ever colour you have in fridge )
  • couple of cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 or 3 carrots chopped small
  • tin of tomatoes
  • couple of beef stock cubes
  • handful of frozen peas ( optional )
  • a pinch of dried chilli flakes, for a little spice, and pinch of salt for taste ( optional )
so I havnt got much time so ...
in with the tinned tomatoes... and the stock cubes ..chilli flakes ..salt into slow cooker
all other ingredients can now go in too, give a good stir to mix all ingredients.. a little water can be added if necessary
cook on slow for 6/8 hours  ( work hours )  or 4 hours on fast
a spoonful of flour can be sprinkled on ingredients when cooking to thicken....

I usually serve with rice with this ...and if I have enough left over      ( thats if every dosnt want seconds )
Image result for shepherd's pieI put it into a glass dish and put mashed potato over it..pop it in the oven for a delicious shepherds pie for the night after....delicious
and there's more....
another good accompaniment is dumplings...just drop a few on the top of mince in slow cooker for last half an hour...mmmmm....add a nice glass of red for the ultimate midweek treat

and of course this can be tweeked to each individuals preference....

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