Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crockpotting


Crockpotting
Originally uploaded by martin_kalfatovic
I got a Crock-Pot (tm) for Xmas and just now had a chance to fire it up.

Stuck with the basic "beef stew" option for starters (thanks to all the Twitter/Facebook friends who've offered suggestions - they're being stored in RAM for future use!).

Haven't really thought about Crock-Pots (tm) since, uh, the 1970s, but I think they're coming back (or are back). My question, what about pressure cookers!?!? The rockin' little steam doo-hickey, threat of explosion and kitchen mayhem ... don't we want that to come back too!?!?!

So the recipe:

- cubed beef (about 1.5 lbs, braised with flour in olive oil)
- two nice leeks
- some carrots
- a few little potatoes
- stalk or so of celery
- cup of red wine
- cup of beef stock
- 2 cups of frozen pees
- flavors (garlic, oregano, paprika, sea salt, pepper, basil, bay leaf)

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