Beef Stew



It’s that lovely time of year where the snow is starting to fall,the grass is crisp and you want a good nutritious meal that is easy to make.  Beef stew or ‘casserole’ is a lovely meal and super easy to prepare which includes soft beef chunks and soft cooked vegetables.

As this recipe is done in the slow cooker, it makes everything soft and easier to digest!

For the recipe, you will need :

  • diced beef
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • parsnips
  • bisto gravy granules
  • beef stock cube
  • vegetable stock cube
  • two garlic cloves
  • one diced onion
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • ground pepper for seasoning

I started firstly by dicing my onion, parsnips, carrots, potatoes and garlic. I put olive oil and onions into the slow cooker to fry first. Then added the other vegetables in.


I then put in the diced beef with the gravy granules, water (thickness of gravy is up to you) beef and vegetable stock with garlic, butter and some ground pepper.

Leave on the stew selection of the menu (or leave on heat mark 4 for 90 minutes) if it is an ordinary slow cooker you have, leave on high for 2 hours.

Serve with whatever you like! For example; bread and butter, white pudding or steam cooked vegetables!

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