Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Comfort food - slow cooker beef and tomato stew

I adore comfort food, especially done in the slow cooker.

Ingredients
stewing beef
2 potatoes
2 sticks of celery
1/2 onion 
3 carrots
carton of chopped tomatoes
150ml beef stock
2 tbsp plain flour
splash of white wine

Method
Put slow cooker onto high to warm up.  

Brown the meat in a frying pan then add 2 tbsp of plain flour, allow it to absorb the juices and stick to the meat then remove from the pan and add onion and celery with a splash of white wine then the carrots and chopped potatoes.  

Add the tomatoes to the pan, season and then transfer to the slow cooker.  Add the meat and then pour in the beef stock.  

Turn the slow cooker down to Low and leave to cook for as long as possible.