Roast Beef with a Mild German Influence.

Details:     Prep Time = 15  minutes.      Cooking Time =  8 – 10 hrs      Serves = 4-6

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I popped this on in the morning it was a busy Saturday we would be out till 4.30 leaving us enough time to turn on the ready prepped Veg.

We visited a Christmas fair ate too much curry, hot dogs and mulled wine for Neil. (I was driver).  The kids had a great time. And it was so nice to come home to this amazing dinner.

The pickles do add a hint of depth to the gravy I totally recommend this for added flavor to your joint. I’m not really sure why I decided to try it like this but so glad I did I will cook it like this again simple and Tasty. I finished of the beef the following night and it was delicious.

Ingredients

NB when preparing ingredients those in the same colour can be mixed in the same bowl as they are used in the cooking process at the same time. Those in black are to remain separate.

  • 1 tbls of Oil to cook, May need more less use as little as you can.Roast Beef 2
  • 1.5-1.7 kg of beef silver-side.
  • 1 -2 Onion Chopped roughly.
  • 2 carrots Chopped roughly.
  • 2 celery sticks Chopped roughly.
  • 1 tsp Ground Cloves.
  • 2 Bay Leaves.
  • 9 Pickled Gherkin.
  • 1 crumbled beef stock cube.
  • 100 ml Red wine
  • 1 tbsp Whole Grain Mustard.

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Method

Always lightly oil the Hot Pot before use this helps with cleaning and preservation of the Hot Pot.

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy sided frying pan medium high heat, Add the roast beef and brown on all sides.
  2. Meanwhile add all the Other ingredient into the pot. Onions, Carrots,Celery, Cloves, Bay Leaves, Gherkins and Stock cube.
  3. Pop your joint of beef on the bed of veg and spread the top side of  the beef with the wholegrain mustard. Pour over the read wine season well and cover on low for 8-10 hrs.

Gravy 

  1. With a masher gently squash the veg down into the juice then remove the lumps of veg.
  2. Depending on the cut you used you may find that there is a layer of fat on the top, Ladle this off as much as you can and then use a slice of bread to remove even more,  (put this out for the birds) until you have all the good meat and veg juices.
  3. Make sure the slow cooker is on high. Now mix up a little cornflour with water to a paste and stir in until you reach the desired thickness add gravy browning and whisk.

Cheats Gravy

  1. With a masher gently squash the veg down into the juice then remove the lumps of veg.
  2. Depending on the cut you used you may find that there is a layer of fat on the top, Ladle this off as much as you can and then use a slice of bread to remove even more,  (put this out for the birds) until you have all the good meat and veg juices left.
  3. Make sure the slow cooker is on high. Now sprinkle in your usual gravy (bisto etc ) whisk until its the thickness you like.

Serve the gravy from the slow cooker pot with a ladle. Or pour into a gravy jug.

I serve this with Mash potato and Green Beans and gosh the gravy is amazing.

 

NB: This is posted under Milk/Egg/Tomato/Soya/Gluten free.

 

 

 

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