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Slow Cooked Beef Casserole

Serves  4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 5 - 6 hours

Serve up dinner for less using your favourite cut of casserole beef. Chuck, blade steak or gravy beef are all affordable, flavourful cuts that are perfect for this simple slow cooker casserole. Try experimenting with different veggies as well to make this yummy casserole your own.

This recipe is also featured in our Beef Recipe Collection.



  • 400g beef, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 kumara, diced
  • ¼ pumpkin, diced
  • 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 packet Beef Bourguignon mix
  • 1 tin tomatoes


Ingredients for side dishes

  • 4 potatoes
View the method

1. In a snaplock bag, add all ingredients and freeze.

2. Remove from the freezer the night before so it defrosts overnight.

3. Place ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for 5-6 hours on low

4. If there is quite a bit of liquid, thicken with 2 Tbsp flour mixed with a small amount of water and stir through, cook on high for 10-15 mins to thicken up. Add more flour/water mix if needed.

5. Season your beef casserole and serve with mashed potatoes


  • Your slow cooker is your best friend when it comes to saving money on dinner! Cheaper cuts of meat can be slowly transformed into tender, melt-in-the-mouth chunks and you hardly have to do anything.


  • Should I stir the casserole in the slow cooker?
    Due to the nature of a slow cooker, there is no need to stir the food unless it specifically says so in the recipe.
  • How long can I leave the casserole in the slow cooker after it has finished?
    The general rule of thumb is that 2-4 hours is the maximum length of time you can leave food in a slow cooker after it has finished cooking. After this, it needs to be cooled and transferred into the refrigerator.
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