Thursday, 23 January 2014
Slow cooker beef casserole with hoisin sauce and vegetables This casserole has been a staple dish in this house for years and years. I can't even remember where the original recipe came from, but I have made it so often, I could make it my sleep. I used to make it in the oven, but since the arrival of the slow cooker, I prefer to pop it in there and the smell that hits me when I arrive home makes the preparation beforehand well worth it.
It takes about 20 minutes to prepare and serves 6.
500g stewing beef/steak cut into chunks 3 large parsnips peeled and chopped 1 red onion finely chopped 6 rashers of bacon chopped 2 large garlic cloves finely chopped 3/4 carrots peeled and chopped 200ml red wine 450ml beef stock 120g hoisin sauce ( I use the stir fry pouches as they contain just the right amount) Salt and pepper (to season) Olive oil (for frying)