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Slow cooker beef and bean stew

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Filled with hearty beans, this Slow cooker beef stew is a classic comfort dish. Warm up from the inside out and give this hearty recipe a go.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time7 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes
Slow cooker beef and bean stew


  • 2 leeks, pale section only, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 350g swede or gold sweet potato, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1.2kg Coles Australian No Added Hormones Gravy Beef or Slow Cook Beef Brisket
  • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbs baby capers, chopped
  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 400g can borlotti beans, rinsed, drained

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  1. Step 1

    Place the leek, carrot, swede or sweet potato and garlic in a slow cooker. Add the beef, stock, tomatoes, capers and anchovy. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high (or 6 hours on low) or until the mixture thickens slightly.
  2. Step 2

    Add the zucchini and beans to the beef mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 1 hour on high. Reduce heat to low and cook for a further 1-2 hours or until the beef is very tender. Season.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer the beef to a heatproof bowl. Use 2 forks to coarsely shred the beef. Return to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the beef mixture among serving bowls.

Recipe tip

Serve with flat-leaf parsley leaves and Coles Bakery Stone Baked by Laurent Sourdough Baguette.