How to slow cook meat

How to slow cook meat
By cooking meat slowly with no added fat, it will become very tender - almost melt-in-the-mouth - and can be cut with a fork.
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Last modified on: November 6th 2011

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Stage 1 - 25 min.
How to slow cook meat
Prepare 1 carrot and cut into small pieces.

Prepare and chop 1 shallot.

Crush 1 garlic clove with the blade of a knife.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
How to slow cook meat
Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F).

Give the meat the most basic of preparations: there is no need to try and remove all the skin or other bits, as these will be much easier to remove after cooking.

Salt and pepper on each side.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
How to slow cook meat
Put the meat into a roasting bag. Add the carrot, shallot, garlic, sage and bay leaf.

Stage 4 - 4 hours
How to slow cook meat
Pour 500 ml red wine into the bag, seal it and place in an ovenproof dish.

Cook in the oven for 4 hours (or longer).

Stage 5 - 10 min.
How to slow cook meat
When the time is up, take the meat out of the bag and finish removing any skin or bones left. You will see that these can be pulled off quite easily now.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
How to slow cook meat
Break the meat up into pieces the size that you want.

Stage 7
How to slow cook meat
You can keep the cooking juices, strain and reduce them to make a tasty sauce.
If you do not have a roasting bag, you can use a casserole dish or stew-pot with a lid.

For the meat, choose a cheap cut, like braising steak (chuck or blade) or shoulder.
Several days in the fridge in a sealed container.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,000 Kcal or 12,560 Kj172 gr21 gr200 gr
150 %66 %2 %30 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
175 Kcal or 733 Kj10 gr1 gr12 gr
9 %4 %<1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites
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  • For 1 kg : 11.37 €

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