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Slow cooker "roast beef". Will this work?

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IamHappy1976 Sat 14-Apr-18 20:13:04

If I put 1.4kg of "beef roasting joint" in the slow cooker on top of half a dozen carrots and pour over a packet of Coleman's beef casserole mix with water and leave for 8 hours on low, will I end up with tender beef? I was going to oven cook it but my plans have changed.

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BlackForestCake Sat 14-Apr-18 22:42:10

It will be extremely tender and probably delicious, but not much like roast beef IMO. If you're going to do it anyway I would add an onion or two, a bay leaf and a splash of wine.

Alabasterangel6 Sat 14-Apr-18 22:47:33

It’ll be ‘shreddy’ like pulled pork.

Maybe you already have the meat but to save £++ in future the cheapest way to do this is get a brisket joint.

Otherwise cubes of steak which make lovely lobby/lob scouse type meal.

You won’t be able to slow cook a beef like that which then slices. If you do it and shred it, it’s nice as the filling to a giant Yorkshire.

I wouldn’t bother with a ‘mix’ either. Just meat and stock cube, then retain some of the juice once cooked and make a quick gravy with the meat juice and flour

Wolfiefan Sat 14-Apr-18 22:50:31

I use a recipe from allrecipes. Riko's brisket. Melt in the mouth.

IamHappy1976 Sat 14-Apr-18 23:10:02

Thanks. Dp doesn't like onion. Dsd doesn't trust casserole. We all like gravy. And carrots. Only using the Coleman's mix as a gateway to a potential steak pie. DD eats almost everything. I lke steak pie :-) I get it isn't roast beef, but hoping for soft beef all can enjoy?

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Alabasterangel6 Sat 14-Apr-18 23:44:17

It’ll be very soft. Yes. But it won’t be sliceable. More shreddable.

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