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Slow cooked beef stew

Category: parenting

Duration: long


Keywords: iron, protein


Break out the slow cooker and try this hearty beef stew recipe for a dinner the whole family will love!

Slow cooked beef stew


  • 700g chuck or other stewing steak
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs


  1. Turn the slow cooker onto high and coat with non stick spray.
  2. Cut the meat into 2cm cubes. Place it in the slow cooker.
  3. Lightly brown the onions, garlic and bacon in the oil in a large frypan for 5 minutes. In the meantime, put the remaining ingredients in with the meat.
    # Add the pan contents when ready, stir everything together then put on the lid.
  4. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 6-8 hours. Taste before serving and add extra salt or brown sugar if necessary.  
  5. About 15 mins before serving, thicken the liquid with cornflour mixed to a thin paste with water and switch the heat to high.

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