Really rich beef stew in slow cooker?

(8 Posts)
neonrainbow Sun 20-Nov-16 10:33:38

I want to do beef stew in the slow cooker, normally it comes out pretty watery and i want to make it really rich, thick and tasty. What should i add?

Doublejeopardy Sun 20-Nov-16 10:44:29

Roll the beef in seasoned flour and add very little liquid just veg

Glastokitty Sun 20-Nov-16 10:46:24

Add beef stock and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Sgtmajormummy Sun 20-Nov-16 10:55:09

Guinness!

cdtaylornats Sun 20-Nov-16 15:58:48

If you use beer or wine in the slow cooker its best to reduce it a little in a pan first.

topcat2014 Sun 20-Nov-16 16:02:16

I use frying steaks, rather than casserole beef - it falls apart nicely.
Plus, a bottle of beer (Hobgoblin my favourite) and a few loads fried mushrooms.

Also, add an oxo cube and couple of teaspoons gravy granules.

Am planning this dish for Tuesday

SprogletsMum Sun 20-Nov-16 17:25:15

I like to add pearl barley to mine, I find it thickens it up nicely and I love pearl barley.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 20-Nov-16 17:31:00

get the stuff browned up properly in a pan first.

Onions, celery, garlic in first..until properly soft with a hint of colour

flour/season the beef and brown that too

deglaze pan with wine/beer/stock

Also for slowcooker, season more and use less liquid is a good general principle.

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