Beef and onions is a classic combination and loved by children as well as grown ups. This dish takes no time at all to prepare and will cook away mostly on its own with very little effort required, yet is full of flavour and makes a satisfying meal.
Served up and ready to be enjoyed!
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 hours slow cooker or 2 and a half hours
Makes: 3 to 4 servings
Ingredients Small joint of beef
2 bay leaves
Red wine (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel onions, quarter and place at the bottom of a medium size casserole dish.
Add bay leaves, water and a slosh of wine (if using).
Place your joint of beef on top. I find approx. 750g of topside will feed three hungry people perfectly.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Ready to cook
Cook on low in a slow cooker for 8 hours, or simmer on a hob or in the oven for 2 and a half hours.
Remove the beef and whilst it is resting, remove the bay leaves and stir in all the juices that have come out of the meat during the cooking. Put the pan back on a hot hob for 10 minutes. This will reduce the liquid slightly, so that it becomes a good consistency for a gravy. If it is still a bit runny for your taste, then stir in some cornflour or beef gravy powder.
Slice the beef and place on plates, then pour the onion gravy on top.
This is delicious served with baked potatoes or cauliflower cheese and green vegetables.