This beef stew is a typical "dump dinner" that's usually done with stew in the slow cooker, but it's got an added twist of a cupboard-full of Indonesian spices. Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves (to name just a few) are added right into the broth before it's mixed with a bit of cornstarch to thicken the lot up. Be sure to check out the full recipe below.
You can make the beef on its own before serving it over rice, in the more traditional manner. Or you can make the beef into a complete meal with potatoes, turnips and carrots sprinkled throughout. That is the recipe that follows, and it takes but a minute to pull together.
Pro tip: To get even more flavor from the meat, sear it in a frying pan with a bit of oil before placing it in the slow cooker. Sweating the garlic and onions at this time too can make them even more aromatic!
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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