Monday, April 5, 2010

Morphy Richards Slow Cooker Curry Beef Stew

To celebrate the newest addition to my kitchen accessories, the Morphy Richards Slow Cooker i will embark on a series of crockpot recipes from the easy cooking for men slow cooker cookbook. AS with all slow cookers the best meals are those that have plenty of flavours so my first in this series will be a curry beef stew.

Curry Beef Crockpot - Slow Cooker Cookbook.

500 grams diced beef
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup beef stock
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 finely diced jalapeno chili pepper
1 roughly chopped onion
1 cup rice

Turn on the crock pot to its lowest temperature setting, you will need it in about 5 minutes.

The first part of this Curry Beef is cooked in a large pan over medium heat. Pour a table spoon of olive oil in the pan, add beef and stir until browned on all sides.

Remove beef from pan, it is important to keep all juices as this will help to cook the meat in the slow cooker.
Morphy Richards Slow Cooker
Add the garlic, ginger, and jalapeno in the pan and cook for a few minutes. Continually stir  until tender, do not allow the ingredients to stay still in the pan and burn. Add curry powder. Mix in the diced tomatoes and juice from the beef. Remove the pan from the heat.

Add the onion and browned beef in to your Morphy Richards Slow Cooker, if your lucky enough to have one.  Pour the pan mixture on top of the onions and beef into the slowcooker. Add the beef stock.
Cover the slowcooker with the lid and leave it to cook for between 6 to 8 hours stirring occasionally.
Serve in bowls on a bed of rice.

Serve with a side of naan bread and or papadums.

If you don't have a slow cooker, thats OK. You can use a large pot with a lid cooked on a very low heat for a few hours. Remember to stir every few minutes as the heat from the stove will burn the meat. Thats why i bought my Morphy Richards Slow Cooker, so i don't burn my meals when i want to infuse the flavours by cooking for many hours.