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A great stew made with venison and pork loves the long slow cooking of Mr D’s Thermal Cooker. The meat will be so tender if you leave it for at least 4 hours.

If you want a slightly thicker gravy you can add a little flour and water making sure that it is well mixed to avoid lumps.

This stew is easy to make and will be enjoyed by everyone.

INGREDIENTS

  • 500g pork, cut into cubes
  • 500g venison, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 3 stick celery, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 300g butternut squash, cut into cubes
  • 225g mushrooms, cut into slices

METHOD

  1. Dust the meat with the ground pepper.
  2. Put the olive oil to a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the meat and brown in batches. When brown put the meat in the inner pot.
  3. Add the onions to the frying pan and cook until soft.
  4. Put the onions in the inner pot.
  5. Add the tomatoes, red wine, celery, carrots to the meat and onions and bring to the boil.
  6. Add the butternut squash and the mushrooms. Stir well and bring back to the boil.
  7. Put on the lid and turn down to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Put the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid.
  9. Leave to thermal slow cook without power for a minimum of 4 hours.
  10. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  11. Serve with new potatoes or crusty bread.

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 I just love sausages but I am always careful to buy the better quality ones. This is based on a recipe from Waitrose is very simple to put together and is ideal for anyone on the move in their motor home. I have used pork sausages in this recipe but you can use what ever type you like. The potatoes should be small and there is no need to do anything but wash them and if they are a little large cut them in half.

When I am making a casserole such as this I prefer to roughly chop the onions leaving them not to small. Frozen peas are perfect unless you are making when it is possible to buy fresh. You could use other vegetables if you liked such as beans or carrots. The choice is yours.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 454g of sausages of your choice. I used pork
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml of water
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 200ml white wine
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 500g baby potatoes, halved
  • 250g frozen peas
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

METHOD

  1. Put the olive oil in the inner pot over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and the garlic. Cook until the onions are soft.
  3. Put the sausages in the pot and cook them until they colour slightly.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, the chicken stock cube, the wine, the Worcestershire sauce, the potatoes, and the frozen peas. Give everything a stir, making sure that the stock cube has mixed in, and bring to the boil.
  5. Turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  6. Put the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid,
  7. Thermal Slow Cook without power for a minimum of 3 hours.
  8. Before serving check the seasoning and adjust.
  9. Serve with crusty bread.

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