Today’s #BEDM prompt is to blog about a Mexican inspired recipe you like. The only thing I could think to blog about is this Rancheros Pie which I sometimes make in the Slow Cooker. It’s from the hamlyn 200 Slow Cooker Recipes book.
1 tbs sunflower oil.
500g Minced beef.
1 Onion chopped.(I always use a handful of frozen chopped onions which you can buy in packets). Less tears!
2 garlic cloves ,finely chopped.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
Half tsp crushed dried red chillies.
Half tsp ground allspice.
1 tsp dried Oregano.
3 tbs sultanas.
400g can tomatoes chopped.
250 ml beef stock.
Salt & pepper.
500g sweet potatoes thinly sliced.
few crushed dried red chillies.
Preheat slow cooker.Heat oil in frying pan.Add beef and onion & fry until browned.
Stir in garlic,spices,sultanas, tomatoes and stock.Add a little salt & pepper and bring to the boil stirring.Spoon into the slow cooker , cover with overlapping slices of sweet potato,dot with butter and sprinkle with dried chillies.
Cover with the lid and cook for 7-8 hours until the potato topping is tender.Lift the pot out using oven gloves and brown under a hot grill if desired.
I think this is my favourite Slow Cooker recipe.
8 thoughts on “#BEDM Rancheros Pie.”
Mmmm sounds lovely. I am always looking for new recipes. I shall try and adapt it to vegetarian/vegan 😀 Thanks for the post xx
It might be ok with quorn mince.Thanks for the nice comment.:)
Must try this. Always looking for new slow cooker recipes.
Thanks.It’s really tasty.:)
Love the sound of this – been looking for some non-stew recipes for my slow cooker and I think this might be a winner!
Oh good.Its a bit different to the average stew.:)
I cooked this same stew from the Hamlyn Slow cooker book many years ago and subsquently mislaid the book and the recipe. Thank you for the reminder, it is different and delicious ! This time I added a tin of mildly spiced Taco mixed beans in tomato sauce from Aldi, to make it go further.
Your very welcome. 🙂 and perhaps your comment will remind me to make it again, it’s been a while!