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Slow cooker question re beef joint please

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gloriafloria Wed 31-Dec-14 14:31:27


I'm going to use my slow cooker to do a beef pot roast but I had to buy 2 joints as couldn't get one big enough. One is 1.2kg and other 950 kg and they both fit in the slow cooker but I wanted to check if anyone had done this and they both cooked ok. I was planning on searing and then cooking on low for about 6 hours with half a pint of stock. I know if I were roasting then they would cook quicker than one larger joint but hoping in the slow cooker they will ok. thanks.

OpiesOldLady Wed 31-Dec-14 14:35:30

Yep, they will be absolutely fine smile

If you're on FB at all, have a look at slow cooked wonders, lots of slow cooking hints and tips.

gloriafloria Wed 31-Dec-14 14:40:24

Thank you so much. I was starting to worry it may be a disaster but feel better now smile I'll check out that fb page too it sound good.

OpiesOldLady Thu 01-Jan-15 19:21:02

How did your beef turn out?

gloriafloria Thu 01-Jan-15 22:53:16

It was divine grin My family raved about it, even my Dad who is a PITA very hard to please. Feeling all domestic godess like now after a successful new year's day dinner. I cooked it for about 6 hours on low, then wrapped in foil and left it for about 30 mins before carving. It was the most tender and tasty beef I've ever cooked. I mashed up the carrots and onion that was left in the pot with all the juice. I then strained this and added it to a pan with some gravy I'd made up. Served it with roasties and veg. Easiest dinner for 7 adults and 4 kids I've every done. I'm off to read through the slow cooker thread now for more meals for January.

OpiesOldLady Thu 01-Jan-15 23:31:46

Fabulous! I cooked a leg of lamb in mine yesterday then left it cool, skimmed the fat off the juices this morning and made up some gravy with the juices, sliced the lamb and added it to the gravy and warmed it through. It was delicious!

I also made fudge in it this afternoon!

Don't forget to check out slow cooked wonders on FB either!

gloriafloria Fri 02-Jan-15 10:27:22

Wow that Lamb sounds good. Thank you, that's another one I'll be doing for Sunday dinner soon!

And did you say Fudge??? If I didn't still have a house full of chocs and biscuits this would be next activity. Am going to join the slow cooked wonders today!

OpiesOldLady Fri 02-Jan-15 10:31:13

Yes, fudge - you can use some chocolate to make it too smile

Though I currently have an Italian pork and chorizo concoction in mine, and later on i'll be making a cake - but can't decide between choc fudge or carrot. Decisions decisions!

gloriafloria Fri 02-Jan-15 12:00:33

Please stop!!!I have too many delicious images in my brain now grin. So much for Jan detox! I always thought Jan was a bad month for this anyway, much more sensible to start in Feb!

I just requested to join the slow cooked wonders just now. There was also slow cooked wonders 2 and another one even more slow cooked wonders I think. Is it just the normal slow cooked wonder group?

Camolips Fri 02-Jan-15 12:07:51

Gorgeous things I have cooked from slow cooked wonders page are pork stacks, rice pudding, pulled pork, gammon, mulled wine, 3 ingredient Christmas cake (although turned out more like Christmas pud!), the list is endless! Next thing to try is hassleback potatoes, they look divinegrin

OpiesOldLady Fri 02-Jan-15 12:48:39

Just the normal slow cooked wonders - the other two are breakaway groups that mostly consist of members that have been banned from SCW for being gobshites smile

madsadbad Fri 02-Jan-15 12:50:45

Recently I have been slow cooking joints with no additional liquids.

gloriafloria Fri 02-Jan-15 14:11:01

Right I've successfully joined the fb SCW. Thank you! That's me for the rest of the day now (sod the housework) as I've got to explore further all these dinner possibilities. Screw you chinese takeaway, chippie, pappa johns! Now those hassleback taytos do sound v good and the pulled pork, hunter's chicken...

OpiesOldLady Fri 02-Jan-15 16:33:59

Glad you found it - you'll probably see me on there, I'm Frank wink

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