Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam

Slow cooked beef, speck and spam with carrot, celery, onion, sugar snap peas, peas, and broccoli
Slow cooked beef, speck and spam with carrot, celery, onion, sugar snap peas, peas, and broccoli

Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam is not something you will find in a lot of cook books. As far as I can see it’s not in my Spam cookbook.

Hawaii Spam Cookbook
Hawaii Spam Cookbook

This weekend I got the slow cooker out and loaded it with some ‘casserole’ beef, speck and some leftover hot and spicy spam along with with celery, carrot and onion. I did this video to practice some video editing in Adobe Photoshop.

Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Gary Lum[/url]
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Serves: 1
  • Casserole beef from Coles
  • Speck from Coles delicatessen
  • Spam (hot and spicy)
  • Celery (3 stalks) finely chopped
  • Carrot (1) diced
  • Onion (½) diced
  • Red wine (1 cup)
  • Beef stock (1 litre)
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Frozen peas
  • Broccoli
  • Dried mixed herbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ginger marmalade (1 tablespoon)
  • Plain flour
  1. Dice the vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) and meat
  2. Coat the meat in flour
  3. Brown off the meat in some olive oil in a frying pan and then soften the vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) in the frying pan.
  4. Add everything that has been browned or softened to the slow cooker
  5. Deglase the frying pan with a cup of red wine and pour the wine into the slow cooker
  6. Add the stock, ginger marmalade, some salt and pepper plus the dried herbs.
  7. Turn on the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours
  8. Drain the solids and keep the liquid for reducing to a sauce
  9. Aliquot into microwave safe containers for lunch at work
  10. Steam some sugar snap peas, peas and broccoli
  11. Plate up the meal
  12. Shoot a photograph
  13. Eat the meal
  14. Wash the dishes
  15. Write the recipe
  16. Blog (Verb)
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I’m trying to teach myself some Adobe Photoshop skills. I video recorded some of my preparation and edited it in Photoshop. You can watch it here. It’s not very interesting and displays that I need to improve my knife skills. I also need to learn more about transitions and making a logo and adding in audio. Oh well, I will try to get better.

Monday link love

These links are from today’s shared posts on the Canberra Food Blogger’s Facebook Group.

I hope you’ve had a great Monday

This is a photograph I shot yesterday. I thought I’d share it because I like it.

Lake Ginninderra reflections
Lake Ginninderra reflections

Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy

I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner. 

For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.