Slow Cooker Beef and Lentils

Slow Cooker Beef and Lentils

Posted 2017-08-07 by Quaddieprincessfollow
This is a delicious hearty meal that you can make with minimal fuss. With lovely fresh herbs and a hint of spice, It is sure to leave you warm and satisfied.



Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 - 8 hours
Serves: 4

Ingredients
500 grams chuck steak, cubed
1/2 cup red lentils
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 stalk celery diced
1 carrot diced
1 small brown onion sliced
1/4 capsicum diced
1 cup diced sweet potato
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup cauliflower florets
4 mushrooms sliced
3 cups beef stock
400 g can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon each cumin, paprika and onion powder
1 long green chilli finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
fresh parsley and basil to taste
salt and pepper to taste



Method
  • Place the onion, carrot, capsicum, mushroom and celery into the slow cooker, turn it on to low.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil to a high heat and brown the beef.



  • Add the spices, chilli, onion powder and garlic and cook until fragrant. Put in the tomato paste and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and spoon the beef mixture into the slow-cooker.



  • Pour in the beef stock and tomatoes. Add the sugar, oregano and bay leaf and stir well to combine. Put on the lid and cook for at least 4 hours. You can leave it longer if you wish.
  • Rinse the lentils and add them to the slow cooker with the sweet potato and cauliflower. Cook for 1 -2 hours until the lentils are tender and the stew has thickened. Add the cabbage and season. Cook for a further 1/2 an hour.
  • Stir in the parsley and basil and serve with crusty bread.

  • Categories
    #slow_cooker
    #beef
    #lentils
    #healthy
    #easy
    #vegetables
    #winter
    #dinner
    #hearty


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