Beef and Beer Casserole

At the Bloggers Brunch I attended recently, Weight Watchers were the key sponsor of the event and in the goody bag we received the Weight Watchers’ Cook Hearty Recipe Cook Book.

Slow Cooker Beef Recipe - Beef and Beer
I randomly opened the book to a page with the recipe for Beef Carbonade. It looked like a pretty tasty recipe for a beef and beer casserole and I decided to tweak it for the slow cooker. Before my tweaks it was 7 Pro Points Values per serve, but I think my tweaks would have altered that slightly!

Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Casserole

Ingredients:
Slow Cooker Beef Recipe - Beef and Beer

  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 leek
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 500 grams diced beef (I used blade)
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 330 mls lager beer (I used Stella Artois)
  • 250 mls beef stock
  • 3 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce

Method:

    1. Finely chop the carrots.
    2. Finely slice celery.
    3. Slice the leek – love the tip from this cook book on how to wash and slice the leek, as I always seem to have residual dirt in my leek. Cut off the top and bottom of the leek. Slice down the middle and cut the leek in half. Slice the leek finely, then place in a large bowl of water to rinse. Drain with a colander and then pat dry with paper towel – works a treat!Slow Cooker Beef Recipe - Beef and Beer
    4. Add all vegetables to the slow cooker.
    5. Toss the meat in flour. If the meat is in a plastic bag, I just add the flour to the bag and shake with some vigour.
    6. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown the meat.
    7. Add on top of the veggies in the slow cooker.
    8. Then to the frying pan you cooked the meat in, add beer, stock, mustard and Worcestershire Sauce. Allow to boil and scrape off any of the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Slow Cooker Beef Recipe - Beef and Beer

    1. Add the liquid to the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Recipe - Beef and Beer

  1. It does not look like there is much liquid, but it does develop as it cooks.
  2. Cook for four hours on high.
  3. Serve with rice and yoghurt.

If you like using a slow cooker, you can see all my slow cooker recipes here.

Beef and Beer Casserole
 
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Recipe type: beef
Ingredients:
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 leek
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 500 grams diced beef (I used blade)
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 330 mls lager beer (I used Stella Artois)
  • 250 mls beef stock
  • 3 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
Method:
  1. Finely chop the carrots.
  2. Finely slice celery.
  3. Slice the leek - love the tip from this cook book on how to wash and slice the leek, as I always seem to have residual dirt in my leek. Cut off the top and bottom of the leek. Slice down the middle and cut the leek in half. Slice the leek finely, then place in a large bowl of water to rinse. Drain with a colander and then pat dry with paper towel - works a treat!
  4. Add all vegetables to the slow cooker.
  5. Toss the meat in flour. If the meat is in a plastic bag, I just add the flour to the bag and shake with some vigour.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown the meat.
  7. Add on top of the veggies in the slow cooker.
  8. Then to the frying pan you cooked the meat in, add beer, stock, mustard and Worcestershire Sauce. Allow to boil and scrape off any of the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  9. Add the liquid to the slow cooker.
  10. It does not look like there is much liquid, but it does develop as it cooks.
  11. Cook for four hours on high.
  12. Serve with rice and yoghurt.

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

Baking: Chocolate Cake – super easy and super tasty cake for the kids lunches.

Monday: Slow Cooker Satay

Tuesday: Tomato and Basil Gnocchi

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Beef Stir Fry

Friday: Marinated Chicken Sticks With Salad

Saturday: Souvlaki

Sunday: Chicken Wings, BAked Potatoes and Steamed Corn

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi there I am just wondering if the beer is okay for the kids. Does anyone know if all of the alcohol disappears through cooking? I would have thought so, but have heard lots of people refrain from puring wine into their cooking if children will be eating. is this through lack of education? I am just trying to educate myself, so wanted to know your thoughts.
    Thank you

    • says

      Hi Lousie,

      My kids did eat this. I had a quick search on when the alcohol might evaporate and this article is pretty comprehensive. As it is brought to the boil in the frying pain and then slow cooked for 4 hours, there would be no trces of alcohol left in the dish according to their table. http://www.ochef.com/165.htm