When I mentioned in a Facebook group that I was preparing some meals for later in the week this one caught some attention and I have been asked for the recipe. Well, like many of my meals, recipe is a bit of a joke but I will do my best to explain my method.
2 large pieces of gravy beef in the slow cooker
1 onion, sliced spread on top of the meat
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tomato sauce (ketchup)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Add all of the ingredients, cook on high for about 6 hours or until beef is tender and can be broken with a spoon.
I then divided the meat and gravy into 2 containers as this will make 4 serves – 2 meals for GMan and I. It is now in the freezer and will be added to the menu plan at a later date.
I usually add a little more water when I am reheating to make the gravy a bit thinner.
Now I will share what I really did.
The onion was frozen onion rings that I had done from a large bag of onions I bought some time ago. I used a handful which was roughly equivalent to one onion. Worcestershire sauce was not measured – just a splash of homemade worcestershire sauce and the tomato sauce and 200ml of water was achieved by rinsing out various almost empty bottles of homemade tomato sauce.
Finally, I tossed in a tablespoon of powdered dried tomato which I made from some of our glut of cherry tomatoes but tomato paste would be equally as good.
I am sure this ‘recipe’ would horrify the purists but it tastes great and when served with mashed potatoes and some other vegetables of your choice makes a hearty meal.