Bashful Beef Stew recipe – slow cooker / crockpot one pot

Bashful Beef Stew

Serves 4-6 people
I cook this in a cast iron pot in the simmering oven of the Aga which is the same as the Slow Cooker.  I do not brown the meat as we love it just as it is, but feel free to before you put it in the slow cooker.


500 – 750g diced beef
2 carrots
1/4 turnip
3 medium potatos
1 onion
1 leek 
1 parsnip
Beef gravy Granules


This recipe is nice and easy and perfect for busy lives and when you’re short on time.
Chop the vegetables up on to bite size chunks, one thing I love about this recipe is that it is literally one pot 
Layer everything in the slow cooker, starting with the longest to cook on the bottom, so beef, potatoes, turnip, carrots, onion/leek/parsnip
Make enough gravy to cover the contents of the slow cooker and pour it over.
Switch the slow cooker on and leave it for 6 – 8 hours on low.
Trust me, it’s delicious!  
Some people prefer to brown the beef and not use gravy granules, which is also fine.  This is just what works for me when I’m working full time and also running the smallholding.

Enjoy 🙂