Tue 17th, Jul, 2012
Beach Cottage Ladies, hello, how the devil are you, Slow Cooker Asian Beef on the menu today…yep we have in Beach Cottage Land, not beach decor, not old things found on the side of the road ready for a bit of coastal treatment, nup today we have another Dump & Go, Too Easy (you heard that cooking term here first) Beach Cottage Crockpot Slow Cooker Recipe.
Yah, this one is about as easy as all the other crock potting lovelies I make…ready? let’s go
So, those of my, ahem, vintage, may remember the crock-pot as this rather odd looking gadget sitting in the cupboard, mostly covered in dust and often of the errrm 70′s fashion and styling- you may indeed remember this fondly, or indeed, not.
Whatever you do think of this humble little gadget, with or without brown 70′s styling (shudder), it is definitely this girl’s very best friend …and I wrote here they whys and wherefores of that.
Now, this recipe is all over the internet and I have to say that when I first made it, it was again from the old forum I belonged to – long long before blogs and fancy recipe sites – this was simply one of those forums with a list of recipes with headings like Beef, Chicken, Lamb …you had to laboriously go through the links, plus no images… people just added in a recipe and other people commented on it.
This one was something along the lines of pop in your beef, add some soy sauce and leave on low all day…and so I tried it and it was not bad, but something was missing…
Then the next time I added a few more things…garlic, ginger and chilli …and it was much nicer
…then I saw another recipe along similar lines, which included the addition of sugar…
which led me to how it goes in today…
This is just a fabulously easy recipe, it ticks every single box you may ever wish to tick in your life as a busy mum to three Beach Cottage Rugrats – it it Dump & Go-able, it can sit more than happily all day long as people come and go at different times, it is easy, it’s good on the budget, and, as ever, it tastes like you made mucho effort, but instead you pinned pins on Pinterest all day long ;-)
So, here we go my Beach Cottage Lovelies, throw this in your slow cooker / crock-pot, head down the beach and think of me…
Beach Cottage Recipe
Crockpot Asian Beef
1 beef roast
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 onion finely chopped (I use green onions from the garden too)
3 cloves garlic
1 inch fresh ginger, grated
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1. throw all ingredients in slow cooker / crockpot
2. leave on low all day (8-10 hours) or high 4-5 hours
3. serve over rice
Beach Cottage Recipe Notes
*you can use chilli flakes instead *omit the chilli if you don’t like a kick (I add more than this for my portion) *adjust sugar as to your taste – I have seen this in similar recipes with double this sugar *substitute rice wine vinegar with sherry *this is best left all day and is a perfect one if you are out of the house for a while (depending on how your slow cooker cooks I might also add in there a half cup of stock if I were to be out all day) *if cooking only for 4-5 hours on high, divide the roast in two so it cooks nicely (don’t take the lid of too many times) *if you like onions, throw another one in
***I actually do two of these roasts at the same time – the first one served over rice with the sauce from the crock too and a green salad (I like salad with everything but I also often throw in a pack of carrots with this so I don’t have to do anything) …I use my rice cooker too so this is one seriously easy meal to come home to….the second night I shred this to within an inch of its life and then serve in tortillas with lots of fixings like avocado, cheese, loads of veggies etc (my kiddos love this dinner)
a few more images here xo
I hope you like the look of it….thanks so much for all the feedback on the recipes here, I love a comment on an old recipe post from one of you girlies saying you tried it and it went down well…they are not culinary masterpieces but more recipes that might save you from a white-washed broomstick one night, and that my friend is gold ;-)
See you soon, I have got some ahhhhhmazing beachy, coastal, ocean, sea, water shots to show you from Mr TBC!
Next time friends, let me know if you like the look of this one and as ever, please feel free to leave me your fave things to Dump & Go in your slow cooker
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