ANZAC day slow cooker beef and potatoes

Slow cooker beef and potatoes with corn, carrots, cauliflower, peas, beetroot, celery, and mushrooms
Slow cooker beef and potatoes with corn, carrots, cauliflower, peas, beetroot, celery, and mushrooms

How can I make ANZAC day slow cooker beef and potatoes something special? I added some tinned corned beef knowing that lots of people who survived WW2 had to eat a lot of tinned meat to supplement their meals when fresh meat wasn’t as plentiful.

For Australians and people from New Zealand, ANZAC day is very special. I didn’t get to a dawn service but I was awake at 4 am, turned on the radio and listened to the dawn service commemoration which was happening in Sydney. ANZAC day is a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand so all the shops are closed until at least the early afternoon. I didn’t have anything special planned so I went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra and then spent much of the day doing stuff around the apartment.

My Dad was a tween/teenager in Fiji during WW2. The Japanese Imperial Army were in the Pacific and Dad remembers what it was like living on a Pacific Island Country (PIC) during war time. He said a lasting memory is eating a lot of tinned meat, especially tinned corned beef and spam.

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ANZAC day slow cooker beef and potatoes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Gary Lum[/url]
  • Casserole chuck beef steak
  • Tinned corned beef
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Corn
  1. Dice everything
  2. Flour the beef
  3. Sautée the floured beef and then the onions and then the mushrooms and celery
  4. Put everything into the slow cooker and set for 6 hours
  5. At the end of cooking plate up and shoot a photograph
  6. Vacuum pack the leftovers
  7. Eat the meal
  8. Wash the dishes
  9. Write the recipe
  10. Blog (verb)
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Here are some of the preparation photographs

This is a tiled gallery of the preparation photographs. If you click on one a slideshow gallery pops up and you can scroll through higher resolution versions.

This is my lunch from today

Smoked salmon with dill, capers, cream cheese, chives and avocado
Smoked salmon with dill, capers, cream cheese, chives and avocado

I hope you spent some time today thinking of those who fell for us, who went to war, who supported those in war and those who suffered in war.

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My slow cooker is certainly getting a work out at the moment. Last night I had a really nice slow cooker pork congee.

Have you made slow cooker beef?

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10 Responses

    1. Thank you. I’m feeling very full. I can’t wait to do the Mac and Cheese with hot dogs in a few weeks 😃😋👍🖖

  1. This dish looks amazing. Tin meat isn’t too good for us, but glad to see you threw in mushrooms and a bunch of veggies to balance out the meal.

    I didn’t go to the dawn service either but spend part of the morning catching up on the news to see how it all went and the parade too 🙂

    1. I must limit my tinned meat I know. Adding the vegetables was good for the flavour and moisture. Beetroot is so juicy.

  2. Looks mighty tasty!!
    I think my slow cooker will be making its way to our kitchen bench very soon – and will probably stay there until Spring! Such a great way to cook!

    1. I agree Lorraine. I’m so grateful we’re not in a situation where this is all we might have for meat for years on end.

  3. good post Gary…I did walk the Lake today and did keep an eye out for you so I could introduce myself but didn’t see you. I love the look of your avocado in your lunch meal.

    1. Thanks Sue. I mainly walk in the mornings on weekends. As it gets colder, I will also do an afternoon walk to keep warm and save money on heating.

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