Mum's beef in ale in the slow cooker

    8 hours 30 min

    My all time favourite main, my mum cooks this whenever I come home now. Simple, no hassle full flavour.


    Cheshire, England, UK
    83 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 carrots, chopped
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 1 handful button mushrooms, halved
    • 450g (1lb) stewing beef
    • gravy granules
    • 1 can ale (Guinness® works brilliantly)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr30min 

    1. Place veg into slow cooker. Add beef to slow cooker.
    2. Make gravy to desired consistency by adding gravy granules to ale and making to a pint with boiling water. Add gravy to slow cooker.
    3. Cook in slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours. If gravy is a bit thin, add some more gravy granules.

    Serving suggestion

    Works great with any style of potato (especially mash). Any veg can be removed from the list, I only ever cook this recipe with onions, but I'm a fussy eater, also the thickness of the chopping is down to personal preference.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Loved it. Very tasty and so easy  -  02 Nov 2014


    Delicious! I served mine in a giant Yorkshire pudding.  -  11 Jan 2016


    Super easy, super yummy! Left out the mushrooms and served it over mashed potatoes and turnips. Even my 2 year old nephew loved it and couldn't get enough.  -  04 Sep 2014