WHAT?? Beef + Coke = Casserole? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! REALLY???
When I first read this and saw people raving, I was fairly skeptical… after all coke and meat together??
But it turned out quite well. The coke really makes the beef tender and the tomato paste thickens the sauce and adds a real richness to the recipe.
I actually quite like it (yes you can wash my mouth out with soap!)
Add the crushed garlic and French onion soup mix to the bottom of your slow cooker.
Cut up the gravy beef into small bite sized pieces and add on top of the soup mix.
Stir it well to evenly 'coat' the meat in the garlic and soup mix.
Pour over your can of coke.
Cook on HIGH for six hours.
Stir well and add the tomato paste - this will thicken the liquid and turn it into a casserole.
Cook for a further two hours on LOW or until the meat starts to fall apart.
Serve on mashed potato with steamed vegetables.
Recipe Hints and Tips:
- Slow Cooker Beef and Coke Casserole can be frozen. Allow to cool to room temperature before 3/4 filling a ziplock bag and freezing for up to six months.
- To bulk up the recipe even further, add an onion in the beginning, and some chopped vegetables for the last 30 minutes.