Classic slow cooker Stew

Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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4.62 from 13 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine slow cooker
Servings 4


  • 500 g stewing beef cut into 3 cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 4 carrots cut into chunks
  • 1 leek sliced
  • ½ stick celery chopped
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree optional
  • 900 ml beef stock
  • Salt & Pepper to season


  • Over high heat, in a smoking hot pan, caramelised the beef cubed, in batches, on all sides with some rapeseed oil. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the pan into the slow cooker bowl.
  • With a wooden spoon, scrape the pan content and transfer into the slow cooker bowl.
  • In the slow cooker bowl, add the onion, garlic, carrots, leek , celery, herbs and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomato purée and pour in the water.
  • Stir all the ingredient and cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook for 8-9 hours on low.
  • Check the seasoning and serve with some mash or boiled potatoes.
Keyword Beef, Kevin Dundon, slow cooker, stew

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