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    Default Any ideas how I can salvage this meal?

    I didn't follow a recipe and I am not a good cook so no wonder my attempt to cook a beef stew meal is turning out to be so blah! This is what I chucked in the slow cooker.
    - 600g beef osso bucco
    - 1 diced red onion
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    - 1/4 cup soup mix of pearl barley and lentils
    - 1 litre Campbell's beef stock
    I just chucked everything straight in the slow cooker on high. its been about 4h and when I just had a taste it was so bland, how can I try and make this meal more yummy in a healthy way? What am I doing wrong? Do you think it might taste better after another 3h? Any suggestions appreciated.

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    I like to add a bit of cider vinegar to give it some zing and a little tomato sauce for a little sweetness...your ingredients sound really great though.

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    I think it might need longer. How does the meat look? Is it tender? Fall apart? If not then it needs longer.

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    Some mustard?

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    Sounds good so far. I would add a bottle of beer, a few tbsp of Vegemite or some gravy powder, some mustard (whole grain or Dijon), some Worcestershire sauce if you have any, maybe a squirt of tomato sauce. And cook it on low for a few more hours.

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    Thanks for all the ideas! I turned it to auto (only have keep warm, high, auto settings) and added 1 tbsp malt vinegar bc I don't have apple cider vinegar. Don't have beer either. I will let it cook for a while longer then try adding some of the other ingrdients suggested depending on how it tastes. Am making it for tomorrow's dinner bc I will be at work and dh home with the kids. Hopefully it will taste ok.

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    I put a can of tinned tomatoes in my soup

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    Needs salt and depth. Maybe some tomato paste, worstershire and even a spoon of brown sugar.

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    I would leave it longer, add some crushed garlic, possibly a cup of wine and some gravy powder?

    A teaspoon of tomato paste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    Needs salt and depth. Maybe some tomato paste, worstershire and even a spoon of brown sugar.
    This!


 

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