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http://verygoodrecipes.com/beef , http://verygoodrecipes.com/Moroccan
With the start of a new school year and the schedule that comes with kids' activities, I am always looking for easy slow cooker recipes that are of the "fix it and forget it" variety. This one comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, "Taste of Home: Casseroless, slow cooker, and soups" .
It seems I am constantly finding new recipes in it that get the "thumbs up" from my family but work into a busy family schedule. For my family size, I double this recipe and so it does not fit into my slow cooker, so I cook mine in a large roasting pan, on low, in the oven. I also add 1.5 pounds of small fingerling or golden yukon potatoes to make it more hearty.
I serve it with couscous...(my girls call couscous "happy rice"....I love that!)
prep: just 20 minutes cook 7 hours on low in slow cooker (4 hours on low in oven)
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 pounds bonesless beef chuck roast (cut into 1 inch cubes if making in the slow cooker)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans (14.5 oz) beef broth
2 cups chopped onions
1.5 lb small potatoes (optional)
1 cup dry red wine
3 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup golden raisins
Hot cooked couscous, optional
Directions: (These are the slow cooker directions)
Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add beef cubes and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil. Transfer to a 5qt slow cooker. Stir in teh broth, onions, tomatoes, potatoes (if you are using), wine and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the meat is tender. The last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in the raisins. Serve with couscous if desired. Yield: 6 servings.