A family-friendly dish that you can set and forget. Packed with beef, vegetables and potatoes making it a nutritious and complete meal.
Course Main Course
Keyword Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Slow Cooker Stew
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours20minutes
750g(1.75lb)Chuck Steak*SEE NOTE 1
1tbspPlain (All Purpose) Flour
2tsp Red Wine Vinegar
2Onions, finely chopped
5Medium Carrots, Cut into large chunks
2Celery Stalks, Cut into large chunks
1tsp Mixed Herbs (dried)
2tbsp Tomato Puree
1tsp Dijon Mustard
1tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
500ml (2 cups)Beef Stock*Use low sodium / homemade stock when serving to a baby / young toddler.
1Red Capsicum (Bell Pepper), Cut into large chunks
200g(7oz)Mushrooms, stalks removed
5Medium Potatoes, Cut into quarters
Cut your beef into large chunks and toss in the flour.
Heat oil, over high heat, in a wide, heavy based pan. When hot add around one-third of the beef cubes and brown on all sides. Remove and repeat with the other two batches.
Deglaze the pan by adding the red wine vinegar. Add the onions, garlic, carrots and celery and saute, on low heat, for approx 3 mins. *SEE NOTE 2
Mix the stock, tomato puree, mustard & Worcestershire sauce together and add mixture to the pan.
Add the capsicum, mushrooms, potato and seared beef to the pan and stir before transferring to the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
BEEF - I used chuck in this recipe. You can use any cut that is nicely marbled with fat, such as blade, shoulder, shin or shank. Avoid leaner cuts of beef which can dry out during the long cooking process.
THICKER GRAVY - This recipe produces a stew with a thin gravy if you prefer a thicker gravy - add 2-3 tbsps of flour at this stage. Sprinkle flour evenly across the surface, stir to coat before adding the liquids. Stir again until the flour is incorporated into the sauce.
SEASONING - Taste and season at the end of cooking, removing portions for babies / young children before seasoning.
Nutritional information is a rough guide only, calculated using an online calculator. The nutrition facts are for one serving, assuming 6 servings.