22 May 2012

Basic Beef Stew Slow Cooker Style

1kg stewing steak
3 tsp olive oil
1 large brown onion, sliced
1/2 green capsicum, diced
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups beef stock
410g can diced tomatoes
125g mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
3 tbsp cornflour
1/4 cup cold water

Oil the base and sides of the slow cooker. Sauté the capsicum, onion and garlic in the olive oil. Next add all the ingredients, except the water and cornflour, to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well. Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

Just before serving, mix together the water and cornflour. Add to the slow cooker and stir to thicken.

Serve over a bed of rice or with mashed potato and steamed greens.


  1. A Winter warmer just what we need, have you ever thought of pricing your recipes ???/

    1. Hi Maureen,

      I always price my recipes for myself - I need to know they are within my grocery budget.

      This casserole will cost you around $8.75 to make and it makes 6 huge servings or 8 normal servings.

      That is using all bought ingredients. It will cost a lot less if the veggies are from the garden, around $5.50.

      Buy your meat on sale and get the cheapest stewing meat you can to keep the cost low. With long, slow cooking chuck or stewing steak will be tender and tasty, and inexpensive.


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