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SLOW-COOKER SAUSAGE, MANGO & APPLE CASSEROLE
Posted on our Facebook Group page by Zoe Redman, Mum of 4 boys aged 2 – 7, East Sussex
I had the tastiest family dinner ever tonight and just had to share it with you. Sausages slow cooked in mango and apple chutney! First time I’ve ever made it but it was so nice as a treat and takes just 5 minutes of preparation! Honestly. Just add all of the following to your slow cooker: 1 chopped onion, 1 leek, 5 carrots, 12 sausages, beef stock, generous glugs of red wine, splash of soy or Worcester sauce, 1/3 jar of mango chutney, 1/2 jar Apple sauce. Mix! Cook on high for 2 1/2hrs then turn down to low. Ladel accumulated fat off of the top then ladel off a good quantity of the liquid into a saucepan. Add gravy granules to make a thick gravy. Serve sausages, leeks and carrots with mash, greens and Yorkshire puddings. Gravy to taste. I chose to make a traditional gravy separately as I was worried the children would revolt! In fact they loved it all and the gravy acted as a nice contrast to the subtle sweetness of the slow cooked food x.
BEEF STIR FRY
Sent in by Bensham Beansprouts Childminding Ideas
Says Clare from Bensham Beansprouts, “Beef stir fry is one of our absolute favourite meals. It’s so fresh and full of flavour and delicious! If you try it please let me know how it goes and what you think.”
Cook 1.5 cups of rice (I do mine in the multicooker but you could boil as per instructions). Fry 2 crushed garlic cloves on a medium heat in vegetable oil until golden brown. Then raise the temperature to high and fry 200g beef cut into thin strips for two minutes. Put the beef to the outside of the pan and break an egg into the centre mixing the yolk and white quickly with a fork. When nearly set, quickly stir in the beef so it gets coated with the eggy mixture. Add the cooked rice and maybe half a head of broccoli cut into florets, half a red pepper and half a yellow pepper cut into strips. I forgot to add some thin carrot batons this time, but that would have been good too. Add 1 tablespoon fish sauce, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce and 2 of dark soy sauce (These are all available in Tesco. Check out the World Food aisle as the bottles there are a fraction of the price of the bottles in the rest of the store) and season with a bit of black pepper. Finished!
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