Slow cooker Thai basil beef

Serves: 4
Course: Dinner
Cooking Time: 3 hrs
Prep Time: 10 mins
  • 400g beef steaks, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ancho chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil, or Thai holy basil paste
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 heaped tbsp cornflour, mixed to a paste with 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • Handful of mushrooms, halved
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir and season to taste. Cook on high for 2.5-3 hours, or low for five hours. If you would like the sauce to be thicker, stir in another teaspoon of cornflour mixed to a paste with a little water.

Per serving: 325 calories. I serve this dish with boiled rice, or chips cooked in my airfryer. Adding 200g of rice will add 260 calories.