Beef Shin

Vegetarians look away now.

Tonight we felt like pushing the boat out. We had put a bottle of bubbles in the 'fridge and earlier I had defrosted a small pack of Manx beef shin that we bought discounted (at £1.30 for the pack!).  The beef shin was cooked for 10 hours in the slow cooker with some red wine, tomatoes, chilli, coriander, chopped leeks, broccoli, salad potatoes and baby carrots.

I am sorry but I would struggle to become vegetarian or vegan. It was too tasty.


24 comments:

  1. Have you got a doggy bag? That sounds absolutely scrumptious. Is ten hours not a long time? We've just got ourselves a slow cooker and all advice is most gratefully welcome?

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    1. Beef shin can be quite a tough cut so needs long slow cooking on a low heat. Tonight's was just right.

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    2. Come winter, you will love your slow cooker to make soups, Northsider. There is nothing finer than coming home on a cold day and sitting down to a bowl of hot soup and some good bread. I've always been a big crock pot user. With a husband working a different shift, and kids with their varied school activity schedules, and me working, it was the best way I know to keep people fed without cooking multiple meals. And yes, it is very good for tough cuts of meat.

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  2. My carer cooks all her joints in her slow cooker - she brings my lunches and her meat is always perfectly cooked.

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    1. It certainly makes a joint tender and moist.

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  3. Sounds like a great meal Jaycee. xx

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    1. It was tasty and not much washing up which is a bonus!

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  4. That sounds delicious JayCee. We can all help this wounded planet by eating less meat - not necessarily giving it up. We can all eat vegetarian or vegan meals as part of a more varied diet.

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    1. We tend to eat meat twice a week and fish two or three days with pasta omelette or risottos in between so I suppose it is quite varied.

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  5. Sounds delicious. Specially with the bubbles

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  6. Sorry but I would struggle to be a carnivore. Never liked meat much.

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  7. Ooh, that sounds SO good. And with something bubbly to chase it down with too!!

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  8. I too would struggle with being a veggie - I try to eat a little less meat and a lot more veg, but put a good quality sausage on my plate and I'm all in...

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  9. A £1.30 pack of Beef here would be about 10 gms. A Beef stew in the Winter is a real treat. Love it.

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    1. The beef was a real bargain and as our weekend was cool wet and windy a hearty stew seemed appropriate.

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  10. It sounds like a perfect winter meal, but at the moment I'd struggle to face anything more substantial than watermelon. (Mr T would rather fancy your beef dinner though.) Slow cookers are the best are they not?

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    1. We seemed to be having a winter's day yesterday so stew was just the ticket.
      You can smell it cooking all day long!

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  11. Yum !!! We don’t eat a great deal of meat ( only because we like fish more ! ) but, I have a piece of Chateaubriand in the freezer which is a favourite although somewhat expensive !!! We have it on special occasions. XXXX

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    1. It makes it all the more enjoyable when it is a rare experience xxx

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