Good Old Rich Beef Stew


August 17, 2015

Good Old Rich Beef Stew 5 0 5 7
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 20 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6-10 (depending on serving sizes)


1 kg diced beef or chuck steak

2 large onions -diced

3 carrots - sliced

2 turnips - diced

1-2 swedes -diced

1-2 parsnips - diced

1 kg washed potatoes -cubed

Salt and pepper to your liking

1 litre liquid beef stock

1 tablespoon mixed herbs

Gravy powder

BBQ sauce


1Put meat and all vegetables in slow cooker. Add liquid stock, mixed herbs and salt/pepper.

2Cook for 6-8 hours on low.

3About half hour before serving, mix couple of tablespoons of gravy powder with some of the liquid then add to slowcooker, stir until thickens. Add more if needed.

4Add BBQ sauce (as much as you desire) to achieve a more richer taste.

5Serve with mash spuds or rice.

Submitted by Charmaine Lloyd


11 Reviews


May 3, 2018

I loved this. Just like my mums Irish stew. I added the swedes/turnips and onion in whole to extract the flavour but I don’t like them in my finished product (personal choice).

We just served with crusty buttered bread to mop up the broth. So glad I can keep this recipe alive (just like mums) but adapted to slow cooker. Thank you.

That’s very different to all the others who have cooked this dish and left feedback :/
It sounds like your slow cooker may cook quite hot?


March 26, 2018

Cooked this for 4.5 hours and the meat was incredibly dry and inedible. Used chuck steak so not sure what the problem was but there is no way i could have cooked this for 8 hours. The meat would have turned into rocks.

The rutabaga or swede differs from the turnip (Brassica rapa) in that it is typically larger and yellow-orange rather than white. … In the north of England and Scotland, the larger, yellow rutabagas are called neeps or swede from folk etymology, while the smaller white turnips are called turnips.

Gill Paterson

May 11, 2017

Looks lush!! Ingredients say turnip & swede….they’re the same thing. So does that mean 4 of them??


May 8, 2017

Oh my gosh this is amazing,
Even my fussy husband enjoyed this
Will definitely be making this a fair bit in winter

Katy Walker-Tassell

February 21, 2017

This was awesome. Even fussy miss 5 yr olds plate was scraped clean 🙂


February 20, 2017

Making this today. Added a dash of Woostershire sauce, 100 gm mushrooms and 5 ml crushed garlic


January 26, 2017

Made this as a bulk freezer meal for my 10 month old. Absolutely delicious! Will be a go to meal for the whole family from now on!


May 30, 2016

Made this last night, absolutely delicious, I added quarter of a cabbage an hour before it was finished cooking… Yum yum yum

Adam G

May 24, 2016

Made this today with the only exception was I put broccoli in very nice will make this again even the kids asked for seconds.

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