Slow Cooking in the Thermomix?

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Thank you Madobox.

I'll give it a try.

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HIya, after sauteing the garlic and onions and stuff added the beef and cooked for 5 minutes, varoma temperature, reverse, speed soft

Added the rest of ingrediants of various recipes and cooked 60 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse, speed soft

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madobox wrote:

I had a disaster the first time I slow cooked it was the "balsamic beef" recipe I bought nice steak it was so rock hard it all had to be thrown away even though I cooked it for extra hald hour, my consultant pointed out if I had used cheaper cuts such as stewing steak it would have been fine didnt really understand that?! but went ahead and bought cheap stweing steak cooked it for 60 mins as in recipe and it melted in the mouth was gorgeous now there is no stopping me tried beef in stout and lots of beef stewy things havnt used my slow cooker since! Smile

Thank you for your reply.

Very helpful information.

Can you tell me at what temperature you cooked the steak?

Thanks again

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I had a disaster the first time I slow cooked it was the "balsamic beef" recipe I bought nice steak it was so rock hard it all had to be thrown away even though I cooked it for extra hald hour, my consultant pointed out if I had used cheaper cuts such as stewing steak it would have been fine didnt really understand that?! but went ahead and bought cheap stweing steak cooked it for 60 mins as in recipe and it melted in the mouth was gorgeous now there is no stopping me tried beef in stout and lots of beef stewy things havnt used my slow cooker since! Smile

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Can anyone tell me the trick to making meringue that is of a pipeable consistancy??? when i tried to make it it was runny and no amount of whipping would thicken it up... Shock

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Hi Ebsie.

We've only had our Thermomix for 2 days and even before we got it I was toying with the idea of sous vide.

Not sure of the cooking times but what I have read it can be something like 90 minutes for steak. Rare is between 50 to 55 degrees celsius.  Medium rare is between 55 to 57 degrees. Medium 60 to 65 and well done is 68 to 74 degrees celsius.

Have you had any success as yet?

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Hi i don't own a thermomix but sooo want one. The thing to push me over the edge and become a convert would be if the thermomix can replace my slow cooker.  What sort of things can be slow cooked and is it as good as a slow cooker.  I love the idea of replacing all of my 101 kitchen items with one machine, ooh the space saving.

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Thanks Cathy  Smile

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I'd suggest 80-90 C. Not 100 C as a 'stew boiled is a stew spoiled'.


The only issue is that the thermomix can only be set for a maximum of 60 minutes unlike a slow cooker which as be set for a long as you like.


I'm keen to try sous vide cooking in the thermomix using the basket and vac sealing or snap lock bags.

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Hi Karen, try using your Butterfly it works a treat. Also be aware of which cuts of meat you use. I use chicken thighs instead of breast most of the time. dont cut your beef in strips but chunks around 2cm works well.

good luck Smile

 

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Hi all, I'm the excited owner of a new Thermomix and loving it (2 days)!  Having a problem with meat being broken up while cooking. Last night it was the Red Curry Chicken and  tonight Beef Bourguignon, both cooked on reverse at slow speed.

Anyone have some tips for me to keep the meat from being shredded?

Thanks, Karen 

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I've made a few "slow cooked" meals in the Thermomix. They're not cooked as long as a normal slow cooker, up to an hour at most.

If you're using beef, it's best to use Chuck Steak.

The temperature is usually around 90 to 100. 

http://bushgourmand.blogspot.com.au

 

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I've made a few "slow cooked" meals in the Thermomix. They're not cooked as long as a normal slow cooker, up to an hour at most.

If you're using beef, it's best to use Chuck Steak.

The temperature is usually around 90 to 100. 

http://bushgourmand.blogspot.com.au

 

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Have heard 80 degrees for slow cooking but I haven't done it so I'm not sure about the answer to the first part of your question, This is Taryn.  Welcome to the forum, by the way.  :)

You might like to check:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9GTfQRg3e0

http://mythermomixhints.wordpress.com/tag/thermomix-slow-cooking/

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Hi All,

I am a new owner and I want to know if the Thermomix can slow cook like a Slow Cooker. I assume it should be able to. Can anyone help? What temperature would be considered suitable for this type of cooking?

Thankyou. x