Tamarind Beef and Mushroom Casserole
This dish from a Waitrose recipe has been adapted to be made in a thermal cooker.
  1. Heat the oil in the inner pot and brown the meat in batches transferring it to a plate once browned.
  2. Add the vegetables to the pot and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, chili and ginger and cook for a further minute.
  4. Return the browned meat to the pot with any resting juices and stir in the tamarind paste, soy sauce, sugar, stock and mushrooms.
  5. Put the lid on the inner pot and bring to the boil. One boiling place the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid.
  6. Leave to cook for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
  7. Place 2 cups of rice in the inner in the top pot and add 3 cups of water.
  8. Bring to the boil and then give it a stir with a fork to break up any lumps before placing it in the top of the inner pot.
  9. Leave to cook for minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
  10. Serve on a bed of rice with a sprinkling of coriander leaves over the top.