Simple Casserole

    6 hours 10 min

    Another recipe from my nan, we used to look forward to this being made! If my nan came to visit - carrying a dish wrapped in tea towels, we always had a smile.


    Essex, England, UK
    30 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 6-8 medium white potatoes (peeled, washed and quartered)
    • 3 medium carrots, peeled, washed and cut into 5cm wide slices
    • 1 medium white onion, peeled and cut into quarters
    • 300-500g of beef braising steak, trim fat off & cube the meat
    • 1 1/2 pints of bisto original power gravy - mix as per instructions - except minus the use of meat juices

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr10min 

    1. Place the tats and carrots into the slow cooker, then add the onion and meat - now pour over the cold gravy mix. If your slow cooker has low, medium and high - use medium, if it has just low and high - use high. Cook for 5 hours - every hour or two, check it and stir it. If it is bubbling and almost overflowing, remove some gravy and turn it down for 30 minutes, then turn it back up.
    2. After the 5 hours, transfer as much as you want to eat now into an oven proof dish with a lid, put the lid on & cook for 1 hour on gas mark 4. Then serve it, we serve it with plain boiled rice or warm rolls. Enjoy.

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    Hey guy's just signed up now to leave my review. Me and the Mrs got our first slow cooker and was looking online for something simple to start off with and we're glad we picked this, we added half a leek and a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce also, and did it for 10 hours on low overnight and it was really tasty! Even sent up a bowl for my Nan on these cold winter nights and she also enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing Kat, we will be doing this again.  -  01 Feb 2012


    Altered ingredient amounts. substitute the potatoes for swede- this will make a lower fat meal, for those counting calories. Also- you can use quorn or tofu instead of beef for a vegetarian option.  -  09 Feb 2009


    Lovely meal and super easy. Stuck it in the slowcooker for 10 hrs on low and had it with dumplings. Thanks  -  18 Jun 2011