My Recipe - Slow Cooked Beef with Peas

Well I would like to claim this as my recipe but really it's one if those recipes that the mere smell of it reminds me of my childhood.  My mum as I have mentioned before was an amazing cook and this was a Sunday favourite of hers.

You see she cooked it on a Sunday because she liked it to stew for a long time so it would just melt in your mouth.

My mum didn't believe it slow cookers or pressure cookers, everything was done on the stove or in the oven.  I on the other hand love my slow cookers.  I have taken my mums recipe and made this my own with my variations...

Here it is:


1 kilo rump steak fat removed and cut in strips
1 large brown onion
3 cloves of garlic crushed
2 cans of crushed tomato
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 batch of dill finely chopped (about a loose cup)
1 kilo frozen baby peas
1/2 cup of olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste


Heat oil
Soften Onion and Garlic with a little salt
Brown Meat and then reduce heat and put the lid on the pot
Boil kettle with water
When liquid reduces in the pot top up a little of boiled hot water
Continue cooking until the meat is soft and slides of the fork
Add Peas, Tomato Paste, Crushed Tomatoes, Dill, Salt and Pepper
Cook for a further 45 minutes until sauce is nice and thick

You could also do this in a slow cooker. 

Soften the onion and brown the meat on the cooktop and then transfer to the slow cooker.  I do this in the morning and let it cook all day.  With the slow cooker you don't need to add any extra water as it has it's juices.  About 1 1/2 hours prior to serving I add the peas, crushed tomato tomato paste, dill salt and pepper and let it simmer away!  If it is too runny I put it back on the cooktop right at the end for a few minutes, lid off!

It's yummy, low fat and full of goodness.

I serve it with or without rice! Up to you!




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