Slow Cooker Stew for the Soul
Having a kitchen full of cool gadgets is the best way to motivate yourself to get creative when cooking! In a world full of air fryers and technologically advanced ways to prepare a meal, going back to basics is sometimes the ideal way to ensure your food turns out tasty and nutritious.
One such basic appliance is the slow cooker which has been around for decades and for good reason!
In this article, we are going to give you the perfect recipe for a good old fashioned comfort meal that can be prepared whilst you go about your day.
Pros to using a slow cooker.
Did you know that as a result of the low and slow temperature cooking, slow cookers help tenderize meat, bringing out the flavour in all ingredients? The biggest pro to using a slow cooker lies in the fact that not only can you leave the appliance to do the cooking for a long period of time whilst you get on with other things, but it also minimises the clean up afterwards!
No matter the season, this hearty meal will leave your tummy full and you feeling satisfied!
So gather your ingredients and let’s get cooking!
You will need:
- 500g lamb or beef stewing meat.
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt, 1⁄2 teaspoon of pepper & 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 5 ml garlic
- 5 bay leaves and 5ml of thyme
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 10 ml lemon juice
- 10 ml xylitol
- 10ml tomato puree
- Optional to add 10 ml Brown Onion soup
- 1⁄4 cup of almond flour (you can use normal flour, but almond flour has lower carbs)
- 1⁄2 cup chutney (we recommend using Smart Carb Chutney)
- 1 1⁄2 cup beef broth (we recommend Ina Paarman)
- 1 onion (cut up into pieces)
- 4 sliced carrots
- 1 chopped celery stalk
- 3 chopped potatoes
You need to do:
- 1. Turn your slow cooker onto auto and add olive oil.
- 2. Add garlic and onion and fry.
- 3. Add your protein.
- 4. Season with salt and pepper and lemon juice.
- 5. Add your flour over the protein.
- 6. Add the rest of the seasonings and veggies.
- 7. Slowly add your broth.
- 8. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
Keep tasting when you can and season as you see fit. Boil up some Basmati rice or make a small side salad or quinoa. Yum!
The Nutritional Facts:
- 1 serving without rice: 495 calories (351g)
- Fat 26.89g (5 servings)
- Carbohydrates; 31.28g (2 servings)
- Protein 26.86g (4 servings)
- 1 serving without rice: 371 calories (351g) This is Based on Beef
- Fat 14.45g (3 servings)
- Carbohydrates; 35.37g (2 servings)
- Protein 24.57g (3 1⁄2 servings)
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