Slow Cooker Recipes | Beef & Ale Casserole

Comfort food at it’s best!

I love using my slow cooker in the colder months as a great way of ensuring that I have a healthy homemade meal in the evening and this recipe is a hearty and warming beef casserole that is sure to be a family favourite.



  • 1tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic / 1 chopped clove
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms
  • 600g diced beef
  • 1 tsp. wholegrain mustard
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 250ml ale
  • A few fresh basil leaves
  • Sprinkle of salt & black pepper


  1. Pop your slow cooker on Auto or the oven on 160 degrees / gas mark 4 if you don’t have a slow cooker
  2. Heat half of the olive oil in a wok or large pan
  3. Add the diced onion and saute for a few minutes until softened
  4. Add the garlic and stir through
  5. Add the mushrooms and stir until softened
  6. Pop the above mixture into the slow cooker or a large casserole dish if using your oven
  7. Pop the remaining olive oil back into the wok / large pan
  8. Add the beef and stir until it’s beginning to cook through
  9. Add the mustard and stir through
  10. Sprinkle in the stock cube and stir well
  11. Add the herbs and stir
  12. Add the honey and stir
  13. Pop the mixture into the slow cooker / casserole dish
  14. Add the ale, basil leaves and salt and pepper and stir through
  15. Pop the lid on and leave to cook through in the slow cooker until ready to eat or pop in the oven for 3 or 4 hours or until the meat is nice and tender.
  16. Serve with your choice of veggies.


With love, Tash ❤ x

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