First of all, apologies for my late post. (especially when you see it...)
Life has been busy recently so the Cooking Club slid under the radar.
BUT HERE IS THE RECIPE
I got it from a book of paleo slow cooker recipes but like any recipe, it's evolved in response to local ingredients / laziness of the cook / amount of paleo dedication going on.
You all still have your slow cooker from Spark's Pulled Pork recipe, right?
Now, trust me on the coffee. I don't know much fancy cooking words but the coffee really works. It adds depth, I think. Or something. Just DO IT.
2 1/2 lbs beef pieces (the nice cheap ones(
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp butter for sautéing (or oil. or ghee if you're going all the paleo way)
tin of tomatoes + about 2-3 tomatoes chopped and deseeded.
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup honey
Chilli pepper in the format of your choice. I used chipolte in adobo!
1 tsp smoked paprika
cube of fresh ginger
1/4 cup espresso or a 1/2 cup of strong coffee
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsps chili powder
So, in the recipe, you'll need to add the chilli when appropriate for your format. I added the adobo just before the tomatoes to let it get nice and fragrant for a moment.
1) Sauté the onions in over medium heat, until translucent, chuck in the garlic.
2) Add tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes.
2.5) The original recipe said to puree the mixture. I didn't and didn't really notice much different. S'up to you.
3)Add the rest of the ingredients. (except the beef)
4) Give everything a good stir and cook on a low heat for about half an hour. It'll thicken up and go a nice browney-red.
Meanwhile... in BeefTown
5) Brown the beef in a clean pan. Until it is brown.
6) Once your beef is brown and your sauce is all nice.
7) Go on, give it a taste. It's your chance to adjust it. ... sure add more chilli, what hard could it do? Once when I made this, actually, I was tasting it and thought "that's a bit sharp. It needs .. something." I was drinking a can of coke at the time and figured "why not?" Added about half a can of coke. The sauce was amazing. True story.
8) Put the beef in the slow cooker, throw in a few ladles of BBQ sauce until it's covered, put the cooker on low, and leave it to it.
9) Go away for 6 or 8 hours.
10) Come back and eat it with the remaining BBQ sauce. Also some rice if you're not doing the paleo thing. Or it's really good in a burrito if you're REALLY not doing the paleo thing.
Adding this to my "when I get a slow-cooker" list of recipes!
This sounds great, will put it on the weekend menu!
With the knife
In the kitchen
I think I'll be doing this at the weekend - if anyone's interested, Troy's butcher down on Moore St in the Big Smoke has shin beef off the bone for €6.99 a kilo.
Ooh I really like this. me thinking perhaps for Saturday or Monday. Excellent.
question. how many greedy folk would this feed?
Beef volume / appetite.
It's pretty filling. I got about 4 meals from it.
I gathered that today when I asked the butcher for 2 and a half pounds of beef and he handed me half a cow chopped up !!!!
It's gonna be mega filling
I also bought hunny for the first time EVER!
OP, do you think lamb would work well with this recipe?
I think it would be ok. If I were using lamb, I would decrease the amount of chilli and knock up the honey to make a more sweet BBQ sauce. I'm open to opinions!
Make sure to use some tough ass lamb though.
Been off the radar for a while - but hope to get back to recipes after next week. This will definitely be on the list.