Everyone enjoys the convenience of crock pot cooking, yet not everyone knows just how versatile today's crock pot recipes are. You need not cook the same old beef stew or chicken soup to reap the rewards of slow cooking. These days, there is a world of fabulous crock pot stewing beef and mushroom soup to choose from. Whether you prefer Italian or Greek, Chinese or Indonesian, you can find a great crock pot recipe!
Every time I head to a steak house for a taste of some delicious steaks, I end up miserably, because I can not order it in the proper way. The first day I ordered steak that should be well done and what I got in my plate proved too chewey for the capacity of my teeth and it also seemed to me too dry. The next time I was in a rather chic restaurant and ordered a plate of braising steak and potatoes in slow cooker without specifying anything. Then I did not know that if not specified, these beef houses cook the beef to a medium rare level that leaves the steak with brownish grey on the outside and pink inside. It was softer, but again I could not appreciate the taste. And this went on continuing until I resolved to learn some delicious steak recipes myself.
Step one. Prepare the tomato sauce, which forms the base for most pasta dishes. Cut and fry the onion, and add one teaspoon of salt. Add the diced stewing steak. When the onions and beef are nicely cooked, add some water. Continue boiling the mixture, adding water as it reduces, until you have dissolved most of the onion. Take out the beef and put to one side, to be eaten later.
It is highly recommended that you use a long handled tongs in doing the proper turning technique for your beef. You can use spatulas for burgers. Avoid using forks in turning the meat as it will pierce the beef which would lead to the loss of slow cooker braising steak the beef juices.
Next, you'll want to remove the thighs and the legs. This is not difficult, but you'll need to use some pressure to snap the joint between the hip and the rest of the chicken's body. First, cut the skin between the body of the chicken and the thigh. Now firmly grasp the leg and apply enough pressure to make that hip joint snap. It's loud enough that you will hear it.
The tenderness of cooked steak is influenced by how much it is 'done'. Depending on the time for which the steak is cooked, it may be raw, very rare, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well-done and well-done. Rare steaks are exposed to the flame for a very short time. They still maintain their rawness and are very pink in color. Rarely done steaks maintain their original beefy flavors, but they are not very healthy as they still contain micro-organisms. As the cooking time increases, the pinkness of steak gets converted to brownness and its juiciness also reduces. Well-done steaks are brown throughout and also tough to chew. For ordinary palates, medium rare steaks are the best bets.
Leftovers are great, if you have any to save! The soup will thicken up in your fridge overnight. If it becomes too thick add a little more broth. I don't recommend freezing it if you've used noodles or root vegetables, as they tend to get mushy. The beef, broth and spices can be made in advance and frozen, though. Just add your favourite pasta braised meat bolognese vegetables, or beans and a bit of rice. Warm slowly on the stove or in the microwave.