Beef Stew

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The amount of each ingredient is determined by a number of factors, including: the size of the crockpot; availability and the chef’s taste.  Where stated amounts are intended to be simply suggestions and offer some relative proportion. I add enough ingredients to fill a 7 litre crockpot.  

  • 1 k meat (beef or lamb) cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Onion, chopped
  • Celery, sliced
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • Carrots, sliced
  • [frozen] peas
  • [frozen] corn
  • Potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Garlic, minced
  • 150ml tin Tomato paste
  • 1 Litre beef broth
  • 150 ml Red wine
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Salt, pepper
  • thickener: equal amounts of flour & water (e.g., 150 ml)
Steps: Slow cooker
  1. Add ingredients to the crockpot in the following order: meat; onion; potato; carrots; celery; mushroom; peas; corn; garlic; tomato paste; parsley; oregano; Worcestershire sauce; salt; pepper; broth; red wine
  2. Cook for between 6-10 hours depending on heat (i.e., low or high)
  3. 30 minutes before serving, mix in thickener
  4. I like to serve the stew on a bed of egg noodles.
Steps: Instant Pot
  1. Open bottle of red wine
  2. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot
  3. Set cooker on high pressure for 30 minutes,
  4. Drink wine remaining in bottle
  5. Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release
  6. Thicken sauce with flour, if desired

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