On cold winter days when we’re all busy planning for the festive season, getting the shopping done, presents wrapped and household chores sorted, what do we really want? No fuss meals that are hearty, filling & easy to make! Well my lovelies, this recipe is the answer to all your prayers. It takes about 15 minutes prep then let the slow cooker do all the hard work for you. Perfect!
Here is what you will need to serve 2 (easily doubled/tripled)
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 350g Veal, chopped *
- 1 Small Onion
- 150g White Mushrooms
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 340ml Beef Stock (cube is fine)
- 2 tbsp Cornflour
- 4 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- Salt & Pepper
- 85ml Sour Cream
- Handful of Fresh Parsley, chopped
*You don’t have to use veal – beef or even venison would be lovely too.
Heat a large, heavy based frying pan over a high heat then add in the oil. Season the meat with salt & a little pepper, then fry until browned all over. It should take about 5-8 minutes.
Make the beef stock (if using a cube.) Tip the cornflour into a small glass then add about 50-75ml of cold water. Stir until dissolved then mix it into the beef stock.
Now you’re ready to go! Add all the ingredients into the slow cooker – except for the sour cream and the parsley. Season with salt & pepper, give it all a good mix then cook on low for about 6 hours.
Serve on warmed plates over a bed of fresh pasta with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of the remaining fresh parsley.
See, I told you it was easy! Even as an adult, I am still trying to ‘train’ myself to eat mushrooms and, to my surprise, this went down a real treat. It’s super creamy & rich and that veal literally melts in your mouth. The whole thing is just absolutely delicious!
I love slow cooker recipes. Anything that means you can quickly throw it in the pot, get on with other things and still eat fantastic tasting food at the end of the day, is a godsend in our hectic modern day lives.
I hope you all enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next week!