Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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Try our showstopping ways to use various cuts of beef, from hearty roasts and beef bourguignon to speedy beef ramen and the perfect steak

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Looking for beef recipes? Want to make the best beef curry? Try our ideas below.

Whether you’ve got beef shin, fillet, rump, brisket, check out the best cooking method and recipe for each cut of beef in our expert guide here.

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Ingredients

  • We use beef shin, brisket, steak and more

Beef curry

Try this fragrant beef shin rendang for a weekend dinner. If you find yourself with some leftovers then waste not want not because it's freezable too.

Beef shin rendang

Rich beef pie with cheesy Marmite cobbler crust

A great big hug of a recipe, with an unctuous slow-cooked beef filling and a cheesy Marmite cobbler crust.

Beef Cobbler Pie Recipe With Cheese Marmite Crust

Macaronade sétoise

Originating from Southern France, this robust pasta dish is made by simmering beef steak and sausages in a rich, chilli powder-laced tomato sauce.

Macaronade sétoise

Beef chilli fry

Traditionally eaten with poi, a Goan bread, to mop up the masala, this beef chilli fry is cooked with cinnamon, pepper and ginger. The two-step cooking ensures that the spices add flavour to the beef.

Beef Chilli Fry Recipe

Stroganoff steak and sweet potato wedges

Slather your steak in a creamy, paprika-laced stroganoff sauce and serve with homemade sweet potato wedges for a quick midweek meal for two. Try more steak recipes here.

Steak Recipe with Stroganoff Steak Sauce and Sweet Potato Wedges

Balsamic braised beef with cheesy polenta

Take beef shin to the next level by braising in rich balsamic and slow cooking until meltingly tender. Serve with smooth, cheesy polenta for a comforting Sunday lunch.

Braised Beef Recipe with Balsamic and Cheesy Polenta

Mexican slow-cooked beef pasta bake

Slow cook beef shin in Mexican flavours until meltingly tender for the ultimate pasta bake to feed a crowd. Check out more pasta bakes here.

Diced Beef Pasta Bake Recipe with Beef Shin

Beef and red wine stew

Cook pieces of beef shin in herby red wine stock until meltingly tender, then serve with creamy mash for a crowd pleasing weekend meal. Try our slow-cooker beef stew here.

Beef Stew Recipe with Red Wine

Brisket sandwiches with beer onions and blue cheese

Get your friends over and slow cook this beef brisket for a simple yet filling way to feed a crowd. Serve with sweet onions and creamy blue cheese for extra indulgence.

Brisket Sandwich Recipe

The perfect steak

Learn how to cook the best steak of your life with the help of olive cookery writer and ex-chef Adam Bush.

Perfect Steak Recipe

Cajun picanha with bean salad

Check out this epic beef recipe with punchy cajun spices and a fresh bean salad. Picanha is also known as the top sirloin cap or the rump cap. Popular in the US and Brazil, it’s a pointed cut, so is great for serving a crowd as you’ll get well done to rare from the same piece of beef.

Picanha Meat Recipe with Bean Salad

Beef bourguignon

Classic, easy beef bourguignon to eat now or freeze for later, this French inspired recipe serves 8 people

Beef Bourguignon Recipe


Beef shin macaroni

This epic slow-cooked beef dish comes from legendary London steak house, Hawksmoor. Beef shin is cooked in red wine and stock until meltingly tender then macaroni and cheese is added and baked to golden, bubbly perfection.

Macaroni And Cheese With Beef Shin From Hawksmoor


Beef ramen

This recipe for beef ramen is comfort in a bowl. It doesn't have to take hours to make, though. This version is ready in under 30 minutes and comes in at under 500 calories, making it achievable midweek. Try our other noodle soup recipes here.

Beef Ramen Recipe


Beef shin and red wine pie

This beef pie is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Using beef shin keeps the cost down as it's a cheaper cut. You can easily freeze this ahead for a stress-free weekday meal.

Beef Pie Recipe With Red Wine

Rib of beef with bone marrow butter

Cooking a huge rib roast can be quite daunting so we love this simplified method and the bone marrow butter takes it to the next level. Ask your butcher to split the bones for you.

Beef Rib Roast Recipe With Bone Marrow Butter

Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot

We love Vietnamese-inspired flavours, and this Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot is a definite winner. It's a one-pot, so there's minimal washing up, and is under 300 calories but still packs a punch in terms of flavour.

Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe With Lemongrass


Beef pho

Quick, healthy and packed with flavour, beef pho is easier to make than you think. The Vietnamese have this fragrant noodle soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Vietnamese Pho Recipe

Shanghai fried beef noodles

Ready in just 30 minutes, these Shanghai fried beef noodles make a great, easy meal for two midweek

Shanghai Noodles Recipe with Fried beef
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