This recipe has been updated! I decided to make this again and try it out in the pressure cooker as well as the slow cooker. Lemongrass beef with noodles is an awesome kid-friendly dinner. I cook the noodles and zoodles and carrot noodles separately and then allow the kids to add their lemongrass beef to the noodles and top with coriander and spring onions if they want to.
A lot of food in the slow cooker tastes the same. It kind of ends up stewy and wet and not too flavourful. I totally agree though, it’s very convenient to come home to a cooked dinner with tender meat and a nice sauce. You don’t need to just cook stews in your slow cooker, and for this lemongrass beef, you can choose to use your pressure cooker instead- meaning dinner in 35 minutes instead of 8 hours!
But, it’s time to bash down some slow cooker myths. You can cook more than a stew. You don’t need packet mixes. You can cook something that won’t have that slow cooker “sogginess” about it. This lemongrass beef is designed as a “make it your way dish, so after cooking, you can add as much or as little of the cooking liquid to it!
This is a recipe that you wouldn’t believe could be done in the slow cooker, except for that fact that you can’t get flavour this yummy without extended low and slow temperatures. Likewise, in the pressure cooker it develops surprising flavour for such short cooking time! So I present to you: my latest slow cooker and pressure cooker victory…
And BTW: those aren’t all noodles in the picture- there are zoodles and carrot noodles as well, because that is how we roll! I recently converted another slow cooker meal to have a pressure cooker method too- Moroccan lamb!