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Honey and mustard slow cooked beef with Thyme polenta

I used oyster blade but you could use any of the stewing cuts of beef.

https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/side-of-beef/

800 grams beef
1 tablespoon flour
2 cloves garlic
3 large carrots
1 stick celery
1 leek
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
bay leaf
6 big sprigs thyme
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
400 grams crushed tomatoes
400 grams beef stock salt and pepper

Roll the beef in the flour and brown in a hot pan in a little oil. I used oyster blade so keep it as the whole thick cut steak to go in the slow cooker but you could also cut it into a chunky dice before rolling in the flour and browning it. Put the beef in a slow cooker with the crushed garlic, peeled and chunky chopped onion and carrot, chopped celery and leek and all the other ingredients give it a good mix and cook on low for about 6 hours or until falling apart. Serve with vegies and mashed potato, cous cous or polenta

Thyme polenta

2 cloves garlic ½ brown onion dash olive oil 500 ml milk 100 grams polenta 10 large sprigs thyme 40 grams parmesan salt and pepper

Crush the garlic and finely chop the onion and sauté in the olive oil in a heavy based pot, add milk and bring back to a simmer while continually stirring add the thyme and polenta and stir for about 15-20 minutes until the polenta is cooked and thick add cheese and season

In the thermomix: The thermomix is excellent for cooking polenta! so easy no standing and stirring! chop the peeled garlic speed 5/ 5 seconds, add onion and chop speed 5/ 5 seconds add a dash of olive oil and sauté 2 minutes/ speed 1/100 C. add milk and chopped thyme and cook 100C/ speed 2/ 4 minutes. Add polenta and cook 100C/speed 1/15 minutes. When it’s cooked it should not feel grainy (it might need to cook a little longer) add grated cheese and season with salt and pepper

Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!

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2 thoughts on “Honey and mustard slow cooked beef with Thyme polenta

  1. Hi Jodie,
    I have not cooked this dish in the TM, but I will give it a try this week if I get time.
    I have only once cooked one stew type dish in my thermie, goulash, from the TM Everyday cookbook and that was a stew type dish which turned out well cooked, only because I have 2 slowcookers so I just use them.
    You could also ‘slowcook’ this in a low oven in a covered casserole dish or baking pan (150 C) covered for 2-4 hours
    Thanks I will update the post when I have made it in the thermomix.
    Thanks Ellie

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