Slow Cooker Beef Stew

June 6th, 2017

Slow Cooker Beef Caldereta or Beer Stew

M

A slow cooker should be a mom’s BFF. I know it’s mine when it comes to anything related to kitchen and cooking. It is very helpful and convenient to prepare meals without spending too much time in the kitchen.

I made (some kinda) slow cooker beef caldereta or beef stew. I started cooking the beef in the slow cooker high setting for two hours before we went to the mall to get things that the kids needed for a big occasion. Before we left the house, I turned the high setting to low setting and set the timer for 5 hours.

Slow cooker Beef Stew:

Ingredients:

1 kilo beef shank, cut in small cubes
1 pack tomato sauce
salt and pepper
garlic powder
oyster sauce
3-4 medium potatoes, cubed
1 small bell pepper
2 medium carrots, cubed

http://platefuloffun.com

Procedure:

1. Put the beef cubes in the slow cooker and add the tomato sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper and garlic powder. You can also use fresh garlic and onions. You can also brown the beef in a pan before cooking. The beef I bought were almost all lean so I was not afraid of getting “sebo” later on.
2. Cook in low heat for eight hours. For this dish, I cooked on high setting for two hours and I switched to low setting for 5 hours.
3. Steam the potatoes and carrots for about 20 minutes.
4. Add the potatoes, carrots and bell pepper for the last 30minutes of cooking. You can also add these while cooking but the potatoes and carrots will feel soggy.
5. Serve immediately while still hot.

NOTE: you can also add green peas if you like.

 

Ampalaya with Meat-Free Grounds

April 30th, 2017

  Bitter gourd or ampalaya is one of the best vegetables locally grown. It is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. I have been looking for alternative food products that can replace meat. One of these is Quorn, which is meat-free and is made up of mycoproteins. Using a [ ... ]

Tuna and Vegetable Omelette

April 21st, 2017

  Tuna and vegetable omelette I miss cooking, being bedridden for two days in a row. I miss puttering about in the house and I also miss my students. With the advent of technology, it is easy to write an article while on the bed with only a mobile phone. Anyway… Here is a recipe of […] [ ... ]

Slowcooked Chicken Fajitas

April 7th, 2017

  Slowcooked Chicken Fajitas Similar recipe: Pocket Pita Summer food should be light and easily prepared because working in the kitchen (at least, in ours) makes cooking a daunting task during these days. The slow cooker is a cook’s kitchen best friend during summer because one can just put in t [ ... ]

Easy Recipe: Paksiw na Bangus

March 27th, 2017

  ­Paksiw na Bangus Paksiw na Bangus or Milkfish stewed in vinegar is one of my fondly remembered food that my mom cooks. She still cooks this till this day. This is a very simple dish to cook that is full of flavor. The vinegar in the dish acts as preservative, thus making it last till […] [ ... ]