Slow Cooker Beef Oriental Style
I use my slow cooker on an almost daily basis. I’m out of the house for nearly 12 hours most days with a long commute so quite frankly, my slow cooker can be a lifesaver. Who can be bothered to stand and cook for 30 minutes + when you’ve had a long day at work?
I try and buy a mixture of meat cuts for throughout the week and they usually depend on what’s on offer. Beef, lamb, pork and all different cuts of each, curries, stews… you name it, you can cook it in the slow cooker.
So this little recipe was born out of need. I wanted something Chinese style to bust the craving I had for a takeaway ( I LOVE a good takeaway). But I know they’re not exactly great for you, so, I set about making my own little cheat recipe. Here it is, slow cooker beef, oriental style!
- 2 beef steaks (brisket, braising, any cut you should cook for long periods)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Grating of fresh ginger
- Sprig roughly chopped spring onions
- Set your slow cooker to low.
- Place all oil in the bottom of the slow cooker and roll around to cover all the bottom.
- Add in your steaks.
- On top of your steaks, add in the soy sauce, sesame oil and seeds, ginger and spring onions.
- Cook for recommended time (should be around 8 hours on low setting).
- Serve with quinoa, blanched tomatoes and a boiled egg! Easy.
TIP: Instead of throwing away all the oil and sauce in the bottom of your slow cooker, pour it over the steak and quinoa to moisten and add a little Chinese style ‘gravy.’