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How do you cook Braising Steak?

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Bellared Sat 07-Nov-09 19:48:22

Everytime I have tried to cook it it ends up like cardboard.

I'm not browning it first and leaving it at room temp for a little while before I put it in the oven.

Thank you! grin

mummymoomy Sat 07-Nov-09 20:33:29

Hi there, I always cook it in a casserole in the slow cooker on low for 8-10 hours but i do brown it first then coat it in flour and fry for another couple of minutes. i csnt ever fault the slow cooker, everthing seems to come out really tender. Hope that may help.

Bellared Sat 07-Nov-09 20:47:48

Brill, that DOES help grin I've only had it in the slow cooker for 2 hours! That's where I'm going wrong!

Thank you! X

ABetaDad Sat 07-Nov-09 20:53:10

Second the slow cooker idea.

Made a fantastic Beef bourguignon last week. Worked miles better than I imagined.

Fried everything up after marinading the beef as it says in the recipe I linked to and then just chucked it all in the slow cook for 4 hours.

Lovely with nice green veg and simple mash.

Heated Sat 07-Nov-09 21:03:27

Coat it seasoned flour, brown in butter on the hob.

I like cooked with whole shallots, mushrooms, herbs and either stock or beer.

Bring up to a simmer and then put in the oven on gas 4 for 3 hours min, and then turn the oven off and leave it. Reheat when required (or for the next day store in fridge once cool)

Bellared Sun 08-Nov-09 19:36:58

Thanks for the link ABD smile, I'll give that one a go but do you think it would work without the wine?

Heated, I did something like that before I met DH and thank you wink for reminding me!

Stupid question but when red meat has been defrosted and cooked can it be re-heated? I know it cant be done with white meat or fish but am not sure about red meat. blush

ABetaDad Sun 08-Nov-09 20:37:20

Bellared - not sure what would happen if you missed the wine. I just used on bottle of the absolute cheapest rough dry red I could find in the supermarket. Not two as is suggested in the recipe.

ABetaDad Sun 08-Nov-09 20:40:30

Yes raw red meat can be cooked/stewed thoroughly and frozen and then reheated thoroughly and eaten.

I have saved some of the left over from the recipe I linked above so if I have a bad tummy later on thsi week I'll be sure to let you know. shock

SexyDomesticatedDad Mon 09-Nov-09 12:01:48

Pressure cooking wors fab on the cuts like this - quicker than the slow cooker if you are in a hurry!

Bellared Tue 10-Nov-09 13:00:49

Thanks ABD, I sometimes make way to much and don't like waste.

Wow, more Dads!

SDD, I'm scared of pressure cookers. How do you use them? blush

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