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Slow cooker question re beef bourginon

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Holymoly321 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:06:41

Apologies in advance for spelling! Am going to use a Coleman's beef bourginon packet mix in a slow cooker. It's not a slow cooker sachet but I'm figuring it should be ok. Question is, should I cook it on low for 3.5 hours, or high for 3.5 hours or low for 12 hours?

Holymoly321 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:56:31


MairzyDoats Thu 13-Feb-14 21:58:11

Usually I cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4..dont know if that helps?

SweetPeaPods Thu 13-Feb-14 22:02:22

I normally give it 8 at low but that's just because it's more convenient.
Don't forget you won't need to add all the water, around half should be ok.

redrubyindigo Thu 13-Feb-14 22:04:07

How much beef? In Kg.

Holymoly321 Thu 13-Feb-14 22:19:31

400g of beef. Packet mix says 425ml of water (or half water half red wine). Am adding mushrooms onion and pancetta.

Holymoly321 Thu 13-Feb-14 22:20:36

So should I add less liquid? I thought it might dry out if left for 8 hours on low?

redrubyindigo Thu 13-Feb-14 22:29:01

At 400g of beef I would give it five hours if cut in chunks. Also for future reference try and find dried onions, cooking wine and dried mushrooms. It gives a slow cooked casserole a really rich, thick sauce.

Holymoly321 Fri 14-Feb-14 06:32:02

Hi there, the prob is I have to either put it on before I go to work or wait till I get back after school run at 3.30. Well be eating around 8pm

SweetPeaPods Fri 14-Feb-14 07:30:14

I would put it on before work. You can always turn off if done after school run and reheat later.

gamerchick Fri 14-Feb-14 07:36:07

I would just put it on low before work.. It's doubtful that it'll dry out.

Holymoly321 Fri 14-Feb-14 07:38:48

Thanks ladies, will stick it on now smile

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