Slow Cooking Essentials

Perfect cuts for the slow cooker

  • Grass-fed British beef and lamb
  • All fully prepared and ready to cook
  • Hand picked to make the most of slow cooking
  • Code: D3474
  • Price per kg:
  • Item weight:
  • Servings:
Box Contains:
  • 2 packs Diced Beef Steak, 440g per pack
  • 1 pack Diced Beef Shin, 440g per pack
  • 1 pack Beef Rib Trim, 440g
  • 2 Lamb Shanks, 600g pack
  • 1 pack Braising Steaks, 400g
  • 2 packs Minced Steak, 440g per pack
 
£86.22

Nothing beats coming home to a hot, fresh cooked meal. Our Butchers and Chefs have picked out the best cuts for the slow cooker. From lamb shanks to our signature Beef Rib Trim, they'll all give you tender meat with deep, rich flavour.

 

Cooking Instructions:
 
Diced Beef Steak
1. PREPARE THE MEAT
Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

2. SEAR FOR FLAVOUR
Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over.
Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks.
About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

3. ADD THE LIQUID
After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan.
Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices.
Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

4. THE COOKING PROCESS
Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature.
We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot.
Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

5. TEST THE MEAT
Cooking times vary depending on your oven.
Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go.
Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.

Allow a total cooking time between 1½ -2 hrs, or until tender.
Diced Beef Shin
1. PREPARE THE MEAT
Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

2. SEAR FOR FLAVOUR
Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over.
Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks.
About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

3. ADD THE LIQUID
After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan.
Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices.
Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

4. THE COOKING PROCESS
Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature.
We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot.
Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

5. TEST THE MEAT
Cooking times vary depending on your oven. Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go.
Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.

Allow a total cooking time between 1½ -2 hrs, or until tender.
Beef Rib Trim
1. PREPARE THE MEAT
Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

2. SEAR FOR FLAVOUR
Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over.
Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks.
About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

3. ADD THE LIQUID
After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan.
Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices.
Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

4. THE COOKING PROCESS
Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature.
We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot.
Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

5. TEST THE MEAT
Cooking times vary depending on your oven.
Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go.
Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.

Allow a total cooking time between 2 - 2½ hrs, or until tender.
Lamb Fore Shank
About 30 minutes before cooking, remove the defrosted meat from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Allow the meat to react room temperature.

Pre-heat the oven to 140ºC / 275-325ºF / Gas 1-3. Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until nicely browned all over.

Then take out the meat and Sear any vegetable in this pan, add stock/wine and place the meat back in the pan, ensuring the liquid covers at least a 1/3 to 1/2 of the meat and bring gently to the boil on the hob. Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature.

Check from time to time and top up liquid if needed. Cooking times vary depending on the cut and your oven but as a rule, try to check casseroles after an hour and regular intervals after. The easiest way to check joints is to use a meat folk, inserting it into thickest part.
Braising Steak
1. PREPARE THE MEAT
Allow the defrosted meat to come to room temperature, and at least 30 minutes before cooking, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Preheat the oven to 140°C-160°C / Fan 120°C-140°C / Gas 1-3.

2. SEAR FOR FLAVOUR
Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until evenly browned all over.
Season well then take out the meat and sauté a mixture of diced onion, carrot, celery and leeks.
About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed.

3. ADD THE LIQUID
After sautéing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan.
Add wine, stock or water, and herbs or spices.
Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring to a gentle simmer.

4. THE COOKING PROCESS
Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature.
We recommend the oven method as the process is gentler and the meat does not stick to the pot.
Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

5. TEST THE MEAT
Cooking times vary depending on your oven.
Check after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. Basting as you go.
Insert a meat fork it should slide in and out easily. Or simply take a piece out and taste it.
Allow a total cooking time between 1 - 1½ hrs, or until tender
Minced Steak
Cooking guidelines from defrosted: Allow the mince to come to room temperature prior to cooking. Remove all packaging. Preheat a wide, heavy bottomed pan over a high heat and add 5ml (1 tsp.) of oil. Add minced steak and brown all over for 6 - 9 minutes per 440g. Then use as per your favourite recipe.

Ensure the minced steak is piping hot throughout before serving.

CHEF's TIP: For best results, use a wide heavy bottomed pan to allow the minced steak to spread out and brown in a thin layer. Break up the minced steak with a wooden spoon before or during cooking to release the meaty flavour!
Nutritional Information
 
(Typical per 100g)

Diced Beef Steak
  • Energy: 726kJ/ 174kcal
  • Fat: 10.1g, of which Saturates: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 20.7g
  • Salt: 0.14g

Diced Beef Shin
  • Energy: 586kJ / 140kcal
  • Fat: 6.4g, of which Saturates: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 21.4g
  • Salt: 0.14g

Beef Rib Trim
  • Energy: 1052kJ / 253kcal
  • Fat: 19.8g, of which Saturates: 8.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 18.8g
  • Salt: 0.13g

Lamb Fore Shank
  • Energy: 778kJ / 187kcal
  • Fat: 12.3g, of which Saturates: 5.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Salt: 0.15g

Braising Steak
  • Energy: 757kJ / 181kcal
  • Fat: 8g, of which Saturates: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Salt: 0.13g

Minced Steak
  • Energy: 853kJ / 205kcal
  • Fat: 14.1g, of which Saturates: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 19.3g
  • Salt: 0.3g