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QUICK how can I thicken my beef casserole??

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BigMomma3 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:42:19

Cooking a beef and red wine casserole in the slow cooker. It's still very watery and normally I would use gravy granules to thicken it but I have just found out I don't have any, nor cornflour.

I have normal plain flour though. Can anyone tell me what to do with it so I don't get lumps!!

evaangel2 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:43:47

cold water and flour, make into a pate then add it slowly to your slow cooker

evaangel2 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:44:15

paste sorry

blametheparents Mon 26-Oct-09 17:44:53

Could always transfer to the hob and bubble furiously for a few minutes

BigMomma3 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:52:08

Thanks very much. Will try both!

evaangel2 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:52:44

enjoy!! mmmm

top tip from my friend who was round recently when I had a pathetically thin casserole and was trying to Do Something With It:

Stir in a bit of bisto gravy granules - instantly thickened - brilliant - no messing around with flour and water (and I'm coeliac so can't have flour).

I was gobsmacked - mainly that I'd got to 40 without knowing how to do this! grin

AvengingGerbil Mon 26-Oct-09 17:56:47

rub butter into flour. add slowly in 'pieces'.

mathanxiety Mon 26-Oct-09 18:00:11

Tomato paste, but only when you take the casserole out of the slow cooker.

colditz Mon 26-Oct-09 18:09:25

handful of rice.

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