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    help! chewy beef

    Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:36 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    i have tried all cuts but my morphy richards slow cooker seems to cook beef really tough, i put it in, in the morning usually with no liquid and leave it on low for around 9 hours but it is always chewy, i also have an old tower slow cooker which i have not tried yet, but what am i doing wrong
    Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:12 pm
    Forum Host
    You probably need some liquid especially if you are using a lean cut of beef. Some cuts of meat will produce enough liquid to create a good braise - that's really what the slow cooker does - but lean cuts will not. Why not add a cup of broth to the cooker along with the meat and see if that does not help? The liquid will also carry seasonings that you might add, such as salt, pepper, bay leaf, or others, to flavor the meat.
    Red Apple Guy
    Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:57 pm
    Forum Host
    Good advice. Also, I'd be interested in the internal temperature of the beef after cooking for 9 hours. Meat becomes pull-apart tender at 190-200F.

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