Sunday, August 21, 2016

Two Step Slow Cooked French Dip with Au Jus

This was so easy! I also used my bread maker so we would have some fresh bread! This is a meal that A will often get at fancy steak places so I figured I'd try making it at home. I also want to use my slow cooker for more then pulled pork and beef stew.

I used chuck roast which can also be used in beef stew and it comes in a family pack from Wegman's. Other sites recommend using Sirloin because it is less greasy.

These can be served as sliders, on hoagie rolls, or on french bread. I used my bread maker to serve it with fresh bread!

2 Step Slow Cooked French Dip with Au Jus
adapted from All Recipes

3 lbs beef - chuck roast
1 can beef broth
1/2 bottle of dark beer
1 packet onion soup mix
1 pinch rosemary and thyme
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp browning sauce
1 onion, sliced
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and then set for 7 hours on low. 
  2. Slice beef and then put back into the juice until ready to serve on crusty bread. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chickpea Curry

Quick and easy meatless meal for you!

Chickpea Curry
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Serves 3

2 cups Rice
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 whole Large Onion, Diced Fine
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons Curry Powder, Any Variety
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 cup Vegetable Stock
2 cans Chickpeas, Drained And Rinsed
1 can (13.5 Ounce) Coconut Milk
2 cups shelled edamame
1 Tablespoon Honey, More To Taste
1 Tablespoon Sriracha Or Hot Sauce (more To Taste)
Lime Wedges, For Serving (optional)
Cilantro Leaves, For Garnish

Cook rice according to the package instructions.

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.
Add the onions, season with salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes, until the onions are soft and starting to turn golden. 
Sprinkle in the curry powder and garlic and stir, cooking for another minute or so. 
Pour in the vegetable stock and stir to scrape up all the brown bits in the pan. 
Add the edamame, coconut milk, honey and a squirt of sriracha. 
Bring to a boil, add the chickpeas, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. 
Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, honey, or Sriracha (or lime juice, if using.)
Serve the curry over the rice. Garnish with the cilantro.