Friday, 20 April 2012
Minced Beef Surprise
Having discussed the options with Sous Chef J, he decided to opt for a 'surprise' meal. So we chopped a couple of onions and carrots quite finely. The onions were then sweated in a little sunflower oil over a medium heat until they had started to turn translucent. At this point a good squeeze of tomato puree was added, mixed through and cooked on a low heat for about ten minutes. Next the beef mince was added to the pan and browned. Then the chopped carrots and a carton of chopped tomatoes were added to the pan. This was stirred thoroughly and heated through. Finally, the whole lot was added to a pre-warmed slow cooker (on high). It was covered and left to start the cooking process on high for about an hour, then it was turned down to low and left until it was time to be served.
spicy potato wedges, steamed broccoli and cauliflower and peas. Sous Chef J decided the surprise was that he liked it!