A similar recipe to loaded fries except using lots of different vegetables perfect for a winter comfort meal whilst still adding that extra speed food in to your meal.
What ever you do, don’t use your husbands expensive Whiskey without him knowing…. I was in the doghouse for weeks. haha.
Some recommended items from our kitchen for this dish…
- Double sided dry and liquid measuring spoons for times when you need to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.
- A decent set of knives for chopping, with a knife sharpener which is always handy.
- Cheese grater with varying grater sizes.
- A big time saver for chopping veg with a veg chopper, from onions to carrots this is a god send to chop quickly.
- We have 2 of these amazing Crock Pots, they get used every week for batch cooking things from soups, chilli’s, casseroles and more. Our most used appliances.
**NOTE: just a quick note about the seasoning we use in this dish, we have used a spice kit available from SpiceNTice which have all the spices you need all included in one kit so we don’t need to rummage through the spice cupboard for lots of different ones. Their spice kits and rubs are all Slimming Club friendly (Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Calorie counting etc). For 20% off your order you can use our code HICKMAN at the checkout.
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Whiskey Pulled Beef Topped Veg
Serves 4 – 2 syns per person
For the pulled beef:-
- 1 decent sized piece of beef brisket
- 25ml honey Whiskey (normal will do aswell) – 3 syns
- 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar – 3 syns
- 3 teaspoons SpiceNTice barbecue rub – 1.5 syns (**See note above about this rub)
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 Tesco rich & smokey stock pot dissolved in 100ml boiling water
- 6 shallots, peeled and halved
- New Potatoes, halved
- 1 small/medium Swede
- Carrots, halved
- Half head of brocolli, cut in florets
- Brussel Sprouts, halved
- Half head of cauliflower, cut in florets
160g light mature cheddar – 4 x HexA or 24 syns
- Mix the barbecue spice and brown sugar together and rub all over the beef, marinate in the fridge over night.
- Sear the beef in a hot frying pan on all sides and transfer to your slow cooker.
- Add the tin tomatoes and shallots.
- Add the hot stock into the frying pan you just used to sear the beef to deglaze the pan, pour the stock over the beef and add the whiskey.
- Cook on high for 2 hours and then set to low for 6 hours or until the beef can be easily pulled.
- Pre heat the oven to 200°C fan.
- Roast the potatoes and carrots for 10 minutes, then add the sprouts, brocolli and cauliflower and roast for a further 20 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and everything cooked to your preference.
- Whilst the veg is roasting put the swede on a microwavable plate and cook in the microwave on one side for 10 minutes. (Do not piece or peel the swede literally just put it in as it is).
- Turn the swede over once it is done and cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes. A little longer or a little less may be needed depending on size of swede. (Please note: The swede will sound like it is “singing” as it will whistle and sound like a kettle, this is perfectly normal and why it is called “singing swede”).
- Once everything is cooked, simply pull the beef and mix together with the sauce.
- Arrange the vegetables on your plate and scoop out the singing swede.
- Top with the pulled beef and sprinkle over 40g of the cheese per person.
- Pop under a hot grill to melt and go golden.