Welcome to my cooking blog. My name is Michelle Jenkins. Let me start by admitting that these are NOT gourmet meals, they are NOT fine dining, but they are mine. I have cooked all of these recipes and taken my own photos. They are fairly simple recipes, most of them are quick to prepare and cook and all of them are delicious. I only post my successes! If something doesn't work out, I don't post it. I hope you enjoy this blog.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Slow Cooked Beef and Vegetable Soup

I love this soup and it's one of my favourites. This serves 8 and is better when there is leftovers for the next day.

  • 700g chuck steak, fat removed, but not sliced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 turnip, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Place the chuck steak in the bottom of the slow cooker. Do not cut the steak as we will be shredding it later
  2. Throw all the vegetables, salt, pepper, garlic and bay leaves into the slow cooker (not the barley) and add the stock and water
  3. Mix well and cook on low for 4 hours
  4. Add the barley and cook for another 2 hours on low
  5. Before serving, remove the steak (it will be very tender so you'll need a large slotted spoon), place it onto a cutting board and shred it with a fork
  6. Return the shredded beef to the slow cooker, stir and serve with hot buttered crusty rolls. D-E-L-icious  XD

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