Slow Cooked Beef with Roast Tomato Jus
Everyone that knows me knows I love a bargain! I love shopping in the reduced sections, rummaging through to find the best deals and saving money wherever I can (mainly so I can spend it on things like shoes and handbags…)
I was rummaging in the bargain section at Morrisons the other day and came across a silverside beef cut. I’ve never cooked it before but for £3.29 I thought I’d give it a go! It would make a cheap roast!
That was last week and I’ve had it in the freezer since then, but I finally got round to cooking it the other day, and I can’t believe how lovely it was, for such minimum effort! I wasn’t 100% sure what to do with it at first, but I had some tomatoes that had seen better days in the fridge so thought I’d put the two together to create Slow Cooked Beef with Roast Tomato Jus.
It was really easy to cook, and provided a fully nutritious meal for just a few £ per head. I ended up serving it with some purple sprouting broccoli I found on offer and some sweet potato… The whole meal which served two came to just £5.
To cook the Slow Cooked Beef with Roast Tomato Jus , I turned the slow cooker on to the low setting. I was preparing this at lunch time to eat for dinner, so the low setting was perfect. It would take 6-7 hours. Place on a medium if you have 4-5 hours, or a high for a couple of hours. But my best tip would be cook it for as long and slowly as possible!
Rub the meat in olive oil and black pepper. Place fat side down in the slow cooker, with a little extra oil for the cooker. Place in some cherry tomatoes and put the lid on the slow cooker. Now the easy bit – leave it for 6-7 hours.
That’s really all there is to it. Take it out the slow cooker when it’s had its time and serve with vegetables of your choosing, but remember, don’t throw away the jus left in the bottom of the slow cooker, use it to moisten your meat! Enjoy with a little sea salt or Himalayan salt… ta dah!
So next time you’re in the supermarket and you stumble across a piece of meat that you aren’t sure how to cook, my top tip would be whatever it is, try it in the slow cooker!
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