23 March, 2011
First Crockpot of the Year
The weather is getting colder, and it is time for the winter foods to begin. The other day I got my Crockpot out for the first time this year and made a simple, tasty dish. It was great to come home to a lovely smelling house, and all we needed was some mashed potatoes.
I had bought some osso bucco from the butcher, I browned off the four pieces in a frying pan – this helps seal in the flavour while also making the final dish less fatty. I added the browned meat to the crockpot with two tins of tomatoes rinsed out with some red wine, a tin Cannellini beans, a chopped onion, a teaspoon of crushed garlic, and a tablespoon of steak seasoning.
When we got home from work the house was fragrant with the smell of dinner, and the meat was falling off the bones. We added some mushrooms and left it for another 45 minutes while we made some mashed potoatoes. And then served the stew over the mash. Yum. And we had enough for three lunches.