I've made some fantastic Thai recipes for the slow cooker, but got an email last week asking for a recipe for "stupid people" who don't want to chop or be in the kitchen for longer than about 12 1/2 minutes.
Dana is having her in-laws over this weekend and wanted to surprise her father-in-law with his favorite food: Thai Beef. She and her son are both gluten free, and they keep a gluten free household, but so far her in-laws don't really "get" the gluten free thing.
I feel your frustration Dana. I really do.
Here you go:
Totally Simple Thai Beef for
stupid Everyday Regular People.
serves 4 to 6
2 pounds beef chuck roast
1 (8-ounce) bottle peanut satay sauce (Thai Kitchen is gluten free, or you can make your own with this recipe ---and if you're gluten free, you will of course use a GF soy sauce...)
1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk (full fat is best)
1 (16-ounce) package baby carrots (no chopping, Dana!)
cooked basmati rice for serving
1/4 cup chopped peanuts for garnish (optional)
Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Put the beef into the bottom of your cooker, and add the peanut sauce and the whole can of coconut milk.
Flip the meat over a few times to get it good and saucy. Add baby carrots (my dad says you have to rinse them off first). Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is fork-tender and pretty much falls apart. Stir well to distribute sauce, and serve over hot rice.
Garnish with a sprinkle of peanuts, if you'd like.
Super tasty. The kids LOVED the meat, and ate quite a few of the carrots. The carrots cooked, but didn't get super soggy since they were on top of the meat. The baby is 9-months now, and I needed to use a bit of force to cut the carrots into finger food chunks with the edge of a fork for her.
Dana, I think your father-in-law will be happy!
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