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How to Make Easy slow cooker beef stew
less than 30 mins
over 2 hours
- 600ml/20fl oz just-boiled water
- 1 beef stock
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tbsp yeast extract
- 900g/2lb good-quality braising steak
- 100g/3½oz smoked bacon lardons
- 2 onions
- 4 carrots
- 4 celery
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tsp flaked sea salt
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1 bay leaf
- ground black pepper
- mashed potatoes
Pour the just-boiled water into a heatproof measuring jug, add the stock cube, tomato purée and yeast extract. Stir well until the cube has dissolved and set aside.
Put the beef, bacon and vegetables in a slow cooker, sprinkle over the flour and add the salt, herbs and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Toss together. Add the stock mixture and stir well.
Cover with the lid and cook on low for 8–10 hours, until the beef and vegetables are tender. Serve the beef stew with mashed potatoes.