Potato ash

    5 hours 15 min

    A traditional homemade stew with tasty ingredients. You can add whatever veg you like but because I don't like onions or most veg, I like very simple.


    Greater Manchester, England, UK
    35 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 1 large packet of cubed braising steak from your supermarket
    • new Potatoes
    • 5 heaped teaspoons OXO gravy granules (with screw top)
    • 1 OXO Beef cube
    • Optional
    • dumpling mix
    • veg

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Ready in:5hr15min 

    1. Use a casserole pot with a lid or a slow cooker.
    2. If using a casserole pot, pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C/gas mark 6 and put meat into pot.
    3. Get a measuring jug and put 5 heaped teaspoons of OXO gravy granules and 1 oxo beef cube (crumbled) into jug. Add boiling water to the jug to around 2 pints. Stir the mixture!!
    4. Pour mixture over your meat and cook for 1 hour on high heat and then turn down to 160 degrees C/gas mark 4.
    5. After 3 hours of cooking, boil your new potatoes and add to the casserole once cooked. Once the potatoes (and other veg) are added, your food will be ready in 1 hour!
    6. 20 mins before you are going to serve you can add dumplings to the top. (For dumpling mix, just add water).
    7. Done!
    8. If you are using a slow cooker, put potatoes and meat in cooker, (potatoes on the bottom) and add the mixture. Cook on low all day if you are at work, or high for 2 hours and medium for a further 3-4 if you are able to change the temp.

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    Tried this yesterday as I have just bought a slow cooker - Very disappointed, it was extremely watery and didn't have enough taste - I even added an extra 2 tablespoons worth of gravy granules and it didn't make much difference  -  24 Feb 2012