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casserole - does it matter what kind of beef it is if I cook it long enough and slow enough?

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BBBee Sat 04-Oct-08 18:25:50

DP bought lean beef rather than chuck steak (as recipe said) I have followed recipe and bunged it in the oven - we are not having it until tomorrow lunch so it can be cooked long and slow.

I just had a check and the meat is tough beyond tough - will a good few hours on 'slow cook' rememdy this???

JohnsonsShampoo Sat 04-Oct-08 18:26:35

Should do.

What on earth is Chuck Beef?

littlelapin Sat 04-Oct-08 18:27:09

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lilymolly Sat 04-Oct-08 18:28:43

oh chuck steak is the best for casseroles mmm mm mmmmmmm

cook it for long enough, it should break down

JohnsonsShampoo Sat 04-Oct-08 18:32:43

My braising steak from butchers never has an ounce of fat on.....tastes wonderful after 3+hrs....

lizziemun Sat 04-Oct-08 19:27:10

I would just cook for as long as you can.

I'm doing beef stew for tomorrow so i've put it in the slow cooker now and i turn it off when i go to bed then swich it back on tomorrow when i get up.

BBBee Sat 04-Oct-08 19:30:13

thank you everyone - so it is in the oven now on 'slow cook' - if i turn it off at midnight and back on tom morning it might work you think?

I am rubbish at meat generally and every so often I try something like this and learn my lesson all over again!

we have pasta in the cupboard

lizziemun Sat 04-Oct-08 20:28:42

Yes it should be ok.

BBBee Sun 05-Oct-08 18:20:45

thanks everyone for the advice - cooked on low for five hours today and it suddenely went all tender and delicious - without you it might be in the dog!

skidoodle Sun 05-Oct-08 18:23:32

I would have thought it wouldn't work without fatty meat. Good to know it worked out and was all delicious in the end.

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