Slow cooker beef stifatho

Slow cooker beef stew

Slow cooker beef stifatho

Just a quick post from me today. We’re enjoying the last day of our mini holiday up the coast for the long weekend.

A couple of weeks ago I hosted mother’s group for the second time. Because we meet at 12pm, we have been having lunch together. We started off all bringing an item to make up rolls and sandwiches but this left us with a bit of wastage which no one likes. The next week, one mum made a lovely tagine in the slow cooker so when it was my turn to host again I followed suit with slow cooker beef stifatho.

Ollie waiting for his friends

Because our ingredients are limited by everyone’s diets (some people are off certain foods while they’re breast feeding) I didn’t think this would be quite tasty enough for sharing but it was actually really delicious.

While the stew simmered away, Ollie played on his quilt waiting for his friends to arrive.

I served the stew in noodle boxes for easy clean up with plain basmati rice. It was well received and easy to eat while balancing a bub on one knee.

Slow cooker beef stifatho

Slow cooker beef stifatho
 
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Serves: 6-7
Ingredients
  • 1kg (2lb) chuck steak cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 whole onion, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove cut in half lengthways
  • 3 capsicum, sliced
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp currants
  • 1 tsp cornflour
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients except the currants and cornflour in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours.
  2. Take the lid off and stir through the currants then cook another 15 minutes on high.
  3. Remove the lid and discard the cinnamon stick.
  4. Take out a few tablespoons of liquid and stir the cornflour into it then return it all to the cooker.
  5. Cook with the lid off for a further 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice.

 

 

4 Comments

  • Hotly Spiced

    Reply Reply June 11, 2014

    We were up on the Sunshine Coast for the long weekend too. I would have loved to have been able to catch up with you but we weren’t in Noosa. We stayed in Alexandra Headland because it’s closer to where Carl’s family live (they’re all in the Hinterland). And we were only there for two cold, wet and dreary days and so we didn’t have a minute to scratch. As we flew out of Brizzie yesterday, the weather was fabulous! I hope you had a lovely break xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 11, 2014

      That sucks Charlie! Wish you’d had better weather. Yep sorry, it was pretty perfect yesterday but it’s miserable today if that makes you feel better. We had a lovely time!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Reply Reply June 11, 2014

    What a fun idea for a mother’s group. You all get to try something new and it must be nice to cook for a new audience too! What a cutie-who could resist that face?

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 11, 2014

      Haha yep you know me too well. It’s fun for me!

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