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No veg casserole - will it be tasteless?

(6 Posts)
BerthaTheBogCleaner Thu 17-Jan-13 18:31:19

It will be lovely. I slo-cook this one -

But I also do it with the veg in, and then don't serve the children the slow-cooked veg (that's mine, all mine). They get veg on the side. Peas (for speed because I forgot till the last minute), or they really like raw carrot, so that's easy.

(I do put onion in; the children pick it out)

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 17-Jan-13 18:27:28

Oh yes, i serve the veg on the side, not omit it altogether. I just found it didn't really help the flavour. Is lovely with mash and carrots smile

shoppingbagsundereyes Thu 17-Jan-13 18:25:24

I always do old fashioned stew/casserole for me and dh but I quite like mushy swede or potato and carrot in it. Kids would hate it. Thought I could do the beef and serve mash or rice and veg on the side. Will give it a try.

Ragwort Thu 17-Jan-13 18:24:20

Sounds very nice smile, my DH much prefers 'stews' done that way, but I always assume you need veg to make it healthier and cheaper.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 17-Jan-13 18:22:40

I cook beef in the slow cooker in just stock. Then add in a bit of Bisto right at the end. It's absolutely lovely. I never could get on with putting veg in the slow cooker too. It all just turned to mush.

shoppingbagsundereyes Thu 17-Jan-13 18:21:03

Kids are odd and don't like things mixed together. They would eat slow casseroled pork, lamb or beef though I think so I'm wondering whether I could get away with cooking beef low and slow in nothing but red wine and beef stock without onion, stew veg etc? What do you reckon?

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