Here I show you how easy it is to SLOW COOK A JOINT OF BEEF in a slow cooker/crock pot, (or pot roast beef even) and not only is my meat tender beyond belief but as it cooks it creates its own gravy which contains all the juices from the beef.
You Will Need:
a joint of beef of your choice (this recipe is based on approx 1.4kg piece of beef)
1 clove of garlic crushed (optional)
oxo cube and 1/2 pint of boiling water
Rub the joint in olive oil and coat with the thyme, and seasoning
Heat a frying pan on the hob/stove and add a little olive oil and garlic (optional)
Flash fry each side of the joint to brown it and seal the juices
Chop the onion into quarters and roughly slice the carrots and place at the bottom of your slow cooker
Transfer the joint into your slow cooker and sit on top of the veg
Mix the oxo cube with the boiling water and add to the slow cooker
Put the lid on and put on lowest setting and thats it – for me, to make well done beef, I tend to leave it cooking for 4- 5 hours approx
when its cooked to your liking remove the beef and leave to rest.
Mash the onions and carrots into the sauce left in the slow cooker, then strain it smooth and lump free (I keep the lumpy bits to add to my leftover beef to make a cottage pie with)
If you like a lot of gravy then you will need to make some more using gravy granules/instant gravy to add to the slow cooked one.
Slice your beef once it has rested for at least 30 minutes
Serve and enjoy
you could add red wine or ale to the slow cooker to roast the beef in, to make an extra rich and tasty gravy should you wish.
Full recipe can be found here
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