This is one of the many amazing meals that my mum made when I was growing up. I need to explain the preparation process as it can be tricky. You need to take care when preparing the beef - you need to cut horizontally through the center of the beef tenderloin, cutting to - but not though - the other side. Then you open flat like a book and then cover with cling wrap and flatten with a meat tenderiser. There are several other ways that you can cut the beef tenderloin to get the same result, but I think that this is the easier one for me to explain in this post. Once you flatten the beef tenderloin, you need to place the other ingredients on top, making sure you leave some space free at all the ends. Once you have placed all the ingredients, you then roll it up and secure with either toothpicks or kitchen twine.
I have really been enjoying using my slow cooker to make a bunch of amazing recipes, some of which include Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken, Slow Cooker Osso Bucco and Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast.
When I first bought my slow cooker back in 2012, it stayed unused in the cupboard for more than 12 months. These days I cook with it 1-2 times per week. I am certainly making up for lost time.
Today's recipe - Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks - is a beauty. Lamb Shanks may feature prominently on the menu of many great restaurants, but they are fairly easy to make at home, especially when using a slow cooker. You will find when using the slow cooker that the meat will be literally falling off the bone once it has finished cooking.
I have included two methods with this recipe, the first is my preferred method and involves an extra 30 minutes of prep time. The second method is perfect if you do not have time to do the prep and you basically throw everything straight into the slow cooker.
Hope you enjoy my latest slow cooker recipe.
Beef Ragu was a meal my husband and I really enjoyed back when we lived in Canberra - the perfect meal to get through a winter in one of Australia's coldest cities! Back then we often served it with pasta, which we later discovered had contributed to some health problems - which kind of took the fun out of things.
With a few key adjustments to the ingredients list, I am really pleased to bring you my latest (re)creation: Slow Cooker Beef Ragu. What I really love about this meal is that the flavours work so well together, the beef is really tender, and the sauce is rich - even though I have substituted in beef stock for the more traditional red wine (in the interests of keeping it healthy!)
Imagine, if you will, a marriage between traditional pork bacon and beef jerky. That is the flavor you will taste from beef bacon. If you are a bacon lover, as many are, then we encourage you to try beef bacon. It is a delicious way to bring slightly new flavors to a classic breakfast.
Best served rare to medium rare, beef tenderloin is one of the most prized cuts of the cow. Our favorite way of preparing beef tenderloin is to sear it with a tangy mustard-based crust and serve it over asparagus and mint with a balsamic drizzle. Divine would be an understatement.
Tender, peppercorn encrusted beef slices with a creamy, dairy-free roasted garlic sauce - an amazing meal for any special occasion. You can make the sauce and put the peppercorns on the beef ahead of time , leaving you with minimal work to do while entertaining. Visit the original blog post for a how-to video tutorial as well.