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Hearty Crock Pot Steak and Ale


A hearty, tasty stew done in the crock pot for people with busy lives.

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  • 1 pack of stewing steak
  • mushrooms
  • carrots
  • 1 onion
  • potatoes
  • celery
  • 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


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 240mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

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.

Step 2

Crumble the stock cubes over the vegetables.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Add the can of stout and top up with water. The water should just cover the contents of the crock pot.

Step 5

Turn the crock pot onto medium for about four hours.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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.

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