Slow cooker beef wraps with tahini

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

5 hrs 30 min

Serves

8 to 10

Slow cooker beef wraps with tahini

These Middle-Eastern-inspired wraps, complete with quick-pickled carrots and radishes, are made low-carb by substituting lettuce for pitas.


Ingredients

  • 1 large onion , thickly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 750 g outside round beef roast , cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp white vinegar , divided
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp tahini , divided
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Pickles

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium carrots , peeled and cut into long matchsticks (1 cup)
  • 1/2 bunch radishes , sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 16 leaves of red leaf lettuce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • cilantro , for garnish

Instructions

  • SCATTER onion slices and garlic in bottom of slow cooker insert.
  • HEAT oil in a large frying pan over medium-high. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper, then add to pan and brown on all sides, about 2 min per side. Lay on top of onions and garlic.
  • WHISK 2 cups water, soy, 1 tbsp of the vinegar, 2 tbsp of the sugar, pepper flakes in a medium bowl, then pour over beef. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.
  • PICKLES: Combine 2/3 cup water, remaining 1 cup of the vinegar and 1/4 cup of the sugar and salt in a large saucepan over high. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in carrots and radish. Let cool and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • TRANSFER beef to a large bowl and tear into large shreds with 2 forks. Skim off and discard any fat from juices.  Transfer juices to a frying pan and boil on high until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups, 10 to 12 min. Stir in shredded beef, 1/2 cup of the tahini and sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Stir remaining 2 tbsp of the tahini, 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a small bowl.  Serve beef and pickles on lettuce leaves and more sesame seeds., if desired. Drizzle with tahini sauce if needed.

Watch: How to make slow cooker meatballs

 

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 303,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g,
  • Fat
  • 18 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1023 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin B12
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