Hearty Crock Pot Steak and Ale
A hearty, tasty stew done in the crock pot for people with busy lives.
- 1 pack of stewing steak
- 1 onion
- 2 x beef stock cubes
- 1 pint of water
- 5 tsp plain flour
- half a cup of water
- 1 can of strong stout such as Guinness
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 240mins
Cost Average budget
Depending how chunky you like your vegetables in a stew, chop the carrots, onion, mushrooms, potato (and any other vegetables that you may wish to add) and put into the crock pot. I like mine fairly chunky.
Crumble the stock cubes over the vegetables.
Add the stewing steak (or whichever cut you like - even the cheapest steak is tender done this way). I add mine in slabs rather than cutting it up because it just falls to bits when it's ready.
Add the can of stout and top up with water. The water should just cover the contents of the crock pot.
Turn the crock pot onto medium for about four hours.
About half an hour before it's ready put 5 tsp of plain flour into a mug and add a little cold water and mix into a paste - make sure there are no lumps - top up with more water until you've got half a mug.
Pour it into the crock pot and stir around. Leave for another thirty minutes or until thickened to your desired consistency - not everyone likes it really thick.
Serve with Yorkshire puddings, mashed potatoes and other vegetables - or if you just want to slum it, serve in a dish with chunky fresh bread - enjoy!
This always tastes better the second day in my opinion but very rarely is there any left for the following day.