The other day I was scrolling Instagram and there was a video for a slow cooker recipe. I had all the ingredients and just needed to buy some beef and potatoes. I put the slow cooker on around midday on high and about half an hour before I was serving I made some flat breads to go with it instead of having it with rice. It was so delicious and warming on the first day of winter in Australia and the flat bread was great for mopping up all the sauce.
SLOW COOKER BEEF RECIPE
500gms diced beef [recipe called for double that however I just used half - you could use 1kgs]
3-4 carrots chopped into large size chunks
4 potatoes chopped into quarters [I used the little packet of Aldi Microwave potatoes for size]
2 large onions chopped
Peas & Beans [optional - to be put in at the end of cooking]
3 cups of beef stock
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 cloves of garlic
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup of plain flour
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Dice beef into large cubes if not already diced.
Place in pan with some olive oil to brown the beef and then put into slow cooker.
Using the same pan, place potatoes and carrots in the pan and brown, and then put them in the slow cooker.
Sprinkle the 1/4 cup of plain flour over the beef and vegetables in the slow cooker and stir until everything is covered.
Back to the stove top; add garlic and herbs and onion to the pan and cook for a few minutes.
Add the tomato paste and stir through, then pour in the beef stock and bring to the boil.
When reaching the boil place this into slow cooker.
Add the bay leaves and parsley [note I didn't use either of these].
About 15-20 minutes before you want to eat dinner, place some beans and peas into the slow cooker and stir through. You could also add other greens at this stage like baby spinach for extra nutrition at this stage.
FLAT BREAD RECIPE
Here is a link to my flat bread post from 2017. The ingredients for the flat bread is as follows:-
250gms Self Raising Flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt [recipe calls for 1 teaspoon however it's too salty for us so we use half]
1 teaspoon baking powder
250gms Natural Yoghurt - I used Greek Yoghurt