Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

slow cooker beef stew recipe

We all know that I am a veggie, but the hubby is not, and now and then I like to treat him with a little meat in his diet! This recipe is great as I don’t really need to touch the meat and it cooks itself! It makes enough for him to take to work all week. The ingredients are pretty flexible, I usually buy a stew pack of veg for £1-1.50.


400g beef chopped into cubes (I buy the pre-chopped stuff!)

2 Tbsp flour

Salt and pepper

1 onion

2 carrots

1 large potato

1 parsnip

Beef stock

Glug of red wine

Dash of worcester sauce

3 bay leaves

1/2 swede


Coat the beef cubes in the flour and season well. Add to slow cooker. Chop all the veg to the same size cubes and add to slow cooker until it is nearly full. Top with beef stock, red wine and a dash of worcester sauce. Add the bay leaves and cook on low overnight until the beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked.



  1. thereadingresidence
    November 27, 2013 / 8:24 am

    That does sound very easy and delicious – a warming winter stew, yummy!

  2. November 27, 2013 / 9:35 am

    This sounds delicious, if only I had a slow cooker! I may ask Santa for one 😉 Thanks for linking up with this weeks Mad Mid-Week Blog hop x

    • cookiesandcwtches
      November 27, 2013 / 10:39 am

      Slow cookers are the best invention ever!

  3. November 27, 2013 / 11:15 am

    I think I will have to invest in a slow cooker too. This sounds so simple and delicious.

  4. Lorna Craig
    November 27, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    I first learned to make this in cookery class ,longer ago than I care to remember! We didn’t put in the wine tho! Still making it and still a very cheap nourishing meal, always tastes better second day!

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