Slow Cooked Beef in a Coconut & Ginger Sauce


When I'm busy I love a recipe that involves throwing the ingredients into a slow-cooker and just leaving it to do its thing... and this is one of those.

What you'll need:
1kg, beef rump
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
Ginger, 5cm piece sliced roughly
4 x whole star anise
Chilli flakes, 2 teaspoons (optional)
Tin coconut cream, 400 ml
1 cup of beef or vegetable stock
1 large onion, sliced

Salt and pepper

Heat up a little oil in your slow cooker and sauteed your onions for about 3 minutes. 

In the meantime cut the beef rump into bite size cubes and brown on a high heat in a pan with a little oil. 

Add the beef to the onion in the slow cooker. Add the garlic, ginger, star anise and chilli (if you desire a little kick in this dish). Stir through and leave for a minute or two to get fragrant. 

Then add the coconut cream and stock. Top up with water to the point where all the beef is immersed. Leave for 6-8 hours on a low heat. For the last half an hour I let it cook with the lid off so it reduces a little.

Season and serve. I like to serve this with some lovely green veg- zucchini, broccoli and peas and a little rice.

Bon appetit!