Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Slow Cooked Beef Casserole

I love this time of year when it comes to food.
There is nothing better than a warm and filling meal and casserole's and 
stews are my favorite. 

Over the weekend Stuart and I made up this lovely warm and filling casserole using our slow cooker. 
It was yummy, Blake loved it as well and ended up having to have some off our plates. 

I was sent a recipe and some Knorr Beef liquid stock but I chose to adapt this Beef Casserole recipe, by replacing the mushrooms with carrots, withdrew the wine and added it all into a slow cooker to bring the flavours out even more 
Here is the original recipe: 


  • 1tbsp sunflower oil,
  • 600g stewing beef,
  • 1 onion, chopped,
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped,
  • 100g smoked back bacon, chopped,
  • 20g flour,
  • 150ml red wine ,
  • 400ml water,
  • Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot,
  • 1 sprig of rosemary,
  • Black pepper,
  • 1tbsp tomato puree,
  • 100g closed cup mushrooms sliced,
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C, 140°C fan, Gas Mark 3.
  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof casserole or metal pot. Fry the beef so that all the sides turn brown.
  • Remove from the pan and set to one side. Add the onion, garlic and bacon to the pan and cook for 1 minute., Stir in the flour and mix. Add the wine, water, Knorr Stock Pot, and tomato puree.
  • Mix and bring to the boil. Return the beef to the mix and throw in the mushrooms, rosemary and Worcestershire Sauce.
  • Transfer the cooking pot with the lid on to the oven for 2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  • Slow Cooker Note: If you want to use a slow cooker then just do all the steps in a large pan and transfer to the slow cooker when the casserole is ready to go into the oven. Cook in the slow cooker on high for 1 hour, then 5–6 hours on low (or just 6–7 hours on auto).
We were very impressed with Knorr Beef liquid stock it gave our casserole plenty of flavor and was an enjoyable meal. 


  1. I really need to get a slow cooker. It's on my autumn wishlist. At the moment my Aga is great, but it still needs prep on the hob, and then the top oven, then moving to the bottom. No good if you're out all day.

  2. That does look good. Haven't used my slow cooker this year - I think it's time to get it out again.

  3. Ahh this sounds lovely, like a proper winter warmer meal. Thanks for the inspiration, I must try it! x

  4. I love a beef casserole at this time of year. We use our slow cooker a lot more during autumn/winter. It's great just been able to pop everything into it in the morning and leave it to do it's thing all day. It also makes your house smell brilliant. Great recipe for a casserole, we love Knorr liquid stock.x

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE my slow cooker, then i went and smashed the lid a few weeks back. however I am pretty sure Santa is brining me a new one.I love winter days when you have the slow cooker on all day. They are so convent too. x

  6. I love my slow cooker! With a toddler and a baby it's the perfect way to have dinner waiting when I've put them both to bed.

  7. Oh I'm.going to have to try this. I'm always looking for easy new recipes because I'm tired of always cooking the same thing.

  8. Looks like the perfect warm dish on cold winter days! Thanks for sharing x

  9. Oh agreed this time of year calls for the slow cooker. It is the best way to cook xxx

  10. Mmmm I love stews! My Mum makes the best beef stew but I've never been brave enough to try and make the dumplings! This is a very similar recipe to her one so might have to give it a go! I don't have a slow cooker but it's on my Christmas list this year! x

  11. This meal looks really yummy! I cant wait to make stew and dumplings sometime soon..its one of my favourites! - Angela

  12. Its that time to get the slow cooker out again isn't it :D
    Thanks so much for this recipe babe. We got ours last year but I never really knew what to cook with it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Charlotte x

  13. looks delicious. Time to get the slow cooker out. Use it all the time in the winter. nothing better than getting home after a long day at work to find dinner ready.

  14. looks delicious. Time to get the slow cooker out. Use it all the time in the winter. nothing better than getting home after a long day at work to find dinner ready