But I also do it with the veg in, and then don't serve the children the slow-cooked veg (that's mine, all mine). They get veg on the side. Peas (for speed because I forgot till the last minute), or they really like raw carrot, so that's easy.
I always do old fashioned stew/casserole for me and dh but I quite like mushy swede or potato and carrot in it. Kids would hate it. Thought I could do the beef and serve mash or rice and veg on the side. Will give it a try.
I cook beef in the slow cooker in just stock. Then add in a bit of Bisto right at the end. It's absolutely lovely. I never could get on with putting veg in the slow cooker too. It all just turned to mush.
Kids are odd and don't like things mixed together. They would eat slow casseroled pork, lamb or beef though I think so I'm wondering whether I could get away with cooking beef low and slow in nothing but red wine and beef stock without onion, stew veg etc? What do you reckon?