Crockpot beef stew

{EDITED recipe in 2016}

crockpot beef stew

I know the above photo wasn’t very well-taken, but I was hungry and I couldn’t wait to try out the beef stew that I had been wanting sooo long to try cooking! Besides, it was so hot it kept fogging up the camera lens… πŸ˜€

Anyway, it’s really simple and convenient because it’s a crock pot dish and all you need to do is to serve it with rice or toasted bread, whichever you prefer (my hubby prefers rice, so rice it was) and if you like, you can pair it with a salad! I thought the amount was too much for us so I didn’t prepare the veggies but it was so tasty we felt that it wasn’t enough! πŸ™‚ Should have cooked more rice…. lol.

Crockpot beef stew
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Serves: 8
  • 650g flank beef
  • 2 white/ yellow onion (chopped into chunks)
  • 10 white button mushrooms
  • 2-3 big carrots (cut into chunks)
  • 1kg Brastagi potatoes (peeled, cut into chunks)
  • 6 sticks celery (sliced)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 Knorr Beef cube
  • 400ml hot water
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon heap unflavoured tomato paste
Marinade for beef:
  • all-purpose salt-free herbs (enough to coat the beef cubes nicely)
  • ground black pepper (as desired)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour (add last)
  1. Cut the slab of beef into appropriate bite sizes. Marinate.
  2. Dissolve the Knorr beef cube in 400ml hot water to make the beef stock. You may use other types of beef stock if preferred.
  3. Add butterl to a pan. Saute the mushrooms, celery and onions briefly. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the beef and brown it on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  5. Place the cut potatoes and carrot chunks in the crockpot. Place the beef on top of the potatoes and carrots. Lastly, pour in the sauteed vegetables.
  6. Dissolve the beef stock cube in hot water and pour it into the crockpot.
  7. Cover the crockpot and cook for at least 6 hours.
  8. Add tomato paste at the end of the cooking time. Cover and wait for about 15 minutes before serving.

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2 Responses to Crockpot beef stew

  1. Jumpy says:

    i always make chicken stew since i dun eat beef hehe. but i haven try doing it with crock pot as i always use those instant block.. so its done in 20-30mins! no reason to use a crockpot hehe. so does alicia likes it?

  2. Angie says:

    hmm, instant block? what's that? πŸ™‚

    anyway, I got a chicken stew recipe in my blog too, but the stew's not cooked using the crockpot… will make a crockpot chicken stew soon. Really have to find ways to maximise the use of the slow cooker so that I get more time to do other things! πŸ˜€

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