Simply Beef and Lamb are promoting their campaign #LivePeasant encouraging people to cook simple, tasty and nutritious meals for their families. Their recipes can be done in a slow cooker or cooked slowly on the hob or in the oven on a low temperature.
Slow cooked stews and casseroles are comfort family food, perfect for any time of the year but essentially perfect for these days of Spring when you want to start spending a little more time outside and as the wind turns to chilly come inside to a lovely warming supper. Here is their recipe for:-
Slow cooked Beef with Gnocchi Serves 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 2 - 2 1/2 hours
450gm lean boneless shin or chuck steak, cut into 2.5cm cubes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2.5ml cayenne pepper (optional)
30ml rapeseed oil
1 large onion, peeled and choopped
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
2 x 400gm cans of chopped tomatoes
200ml good, hot vegetable stock
1 cinnamon stick, halved
15ml tomato puree
1 x 400gm pack fresh gnocchi
30ml freshly chopped parsley to garnish
1. Place the beef in a large plastic zip lock food bag.
3. Cook the beef for 4-5 minutes in batches until brown on all sides. Transfer to a 1.7L heatproof casserole pot.
Tip: If you prefer substitute the gnocchi for freshly cooked pasta shapes.
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