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Quick Meals: Dyana's Aji & BobAli's Slow Cooker Steak and Potatoes

This simple (and mostly hands-free) recipe is going to become one of those hardy winter night go-to's - It is easy, delicious, and oh-so-comforting!


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Dyana's Aji & BobAli's Slow Cooker Steak and Potatoes

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The three companies involved in today's recipe are Dyana's Aji, BobAli Foods, and Forstbauer Farms!

Maureen and Parviz created BobAli Foods in 2012, and you can still find them at farmer's markets today. The name BobAli is a mashup of their fathers' names, respectively. BobAli specializes in the highest quality humus, tapenade, and pesto - their tapenade is a crucial feature of the recipe below! You can find the hummus and the rest of their yummy treats on their website here. You can also follow BobAli on their social media, @bobalifoods!

Mary and Hans founded Forstbauer Farm in 1977. It is is a Certified Organic Farm in Chilliwack British Columbia, farmed using Biodynamic Principals and Certified through the Biodynamic Society of British Columbia (Demeter) and BCARA. Forstbauer is not only an amazing farm, but has also been the place Mary and Hans have called home and raised 12 children in. You read that right, twelve! You can shop their online market here and their social is @forstbauerfarm.

As for Dyana's Aji - do you know whose hands are in the recipe video? It's our COO Nicholas (Dyana's son)! As you can see, like the other two companies, we are family run and it is all hands on deck. If you want to learn more about us, the "about us" section of our website is linked here.

*Although her products are not included, the designer of this recipe is none other than Karen from Kics Lemonade (@kicslemonade)! Check out all of her yummy products here.

Now that we have introduced everyone let's get into the recipe!

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Time Required

Prep: 5-10 Minutes Steak:

Brown meat in skillet: 5-10 Minutes Slow Cook: 4-6 Hours


Boil Potatoes: 15-20 minutes or until you can easily poke through with a fork.

*For an extra cheesy experience - once the potatoes are ready you can add cheese on top and broil until golden brown.

Steak Total Time: 6 hours 20 Minutes Max

Potatoes' Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 1/2 cup of Dyana's Aji (you can pick your Aji heat-level here)

  • 200 g (1 container) of BobAli Tomato & Balsamic Tapenade (you can find it here)

  • 3-4 lbs of Forstbauer Farms stewing beef

  • 2 TBSP of olive oil

  • 1 - 14 oz can of diced tomatoes

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  • 1/4 cup of Dyana's Aji (you can pick your Aji heat-level here)

  • 4 Large Forstbauer Farms Yukon potatoes

  • 1/2 cup of sour cream

  • 1 cup of grated cheese



Step 1: Prep the beef

  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Once seasoned, brown the beef in a skillet with olive oil (5-10 minutes),

Step 2: Time to slow cook

  • Add browned beef into the slow cooker. Add the diced tomatoes, Dyana's Aji, and BobAli Tapenade. Stir and set to cook for 4-6 hours.


Step 1: Turn up the heat

  • Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until you can easily poke through with a fork.

Step 2: Mix it all up

  • Mash the potatoes and add the sour cream, cheese, and Dyana's Aji. *If you want to make it a bit creamier feel free to add a bit of milk!

Video: Point Blank Photography (@pointblankphoto)


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