As the dark nights draw in and the weather takes a turn for the worse, sometimes, all we need is a big, warming casserole to set the world to rights. If you’re after just that, then look no further than this winter warming casserole. Put together by Aberdeen blogger - Scottish Mum, this comforting slow cooker cumin & coriander steak casserole will leave you with a full belly and a happy heart.
- 500g potatoes, cubed
- 2 Knorr stock cubes
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 200 petit pois
- 1kg round steak, cubed
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 4 baby leeks, chopped
- 2 teaspoons plain flour or cornflour
- Enough water to almost reach the top of your ingredients in your slow cooker pot. I don't fully submerge my ingredients.
- Out of habit, I sauté the onions, leeks and stock cubes in a pan with a knob of butter, then add the cumin and coriander to bring out the flavour, but it isn't mandatory for a slow cooker recipe.
- Another optional step, would be to add the cubed steak to the onion and spices mix until the meat is browned.
- Add all the ingredients to the pot, and set for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
- If you need to thicken your stew, about half an hour towards the end, simply mix a little water and either the cornflour or plain flour, until it forms a smooth white paste. Add it to your pot, stir carefully, and then leave for the final half an hour to cook in.
- Serve with rice, and parsley or chives over the top.
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