Slow Cooker Red Wine, Beef and Mushroom Casserole

Slow Cooker Red Wine, Beef and Mushroom Casserole

Serves 6

Maybe it’s because I grew up in a cold country or maybe it’s because my internal thermometer is stuffed but I love winter. Mostly I love it because of the food, because winter food is all about comfort, at least it is in our house anyway.

This slow cooker dish is simple, comforting and so delicious, it’s like giving your belly a huge hug and your house will smell ah-mazing.

Slow Cooker Red Wine, Beef and Mushroom Casserole


1.2kg chuck steak, roughly chopped

1/4 cup (35g) plain flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 brown onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

4 slices rindless bacon, roughly chopped

1 cup (250ml) red wine

1/4 cup (70g) tomato paste

200g button mushrooms

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley, to serve

Slow Cooker Red Wine, Beef and Mushroom Casserole

How to

  1. Toss beef in flour to coat, shake off excess. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan and cook beef in batches until browned. Put the browned beef in the slow cooker.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan; fry onion, garlic and bacon, until the onion softens.
  3. Add the wine, tomato paste, sugar and mushroom and bring to the boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer the onion mixture to the slow cooker and stir gently to combine. Cook covered, on LOW for 8 hours.
  5. Serve sprinkled with parsely and a generous side of parmesan mash.

Other info

Prep and cooking time: 8 hours and 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Red Wine, Beef and Mushroom Casserole

  • YUM!
    Gorgeous pics.
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Lorraine@NotQuiteNigella

    Hehe my internal temperature is set to hot! But I love cold weather food like this 😀

  • DELICIOUS – one of my favourite things to whip up during winter. I highly recommend that you try this with ‘The Free Range Butcher’s bacon – if you can track it down. I purchased some at the Ramsgate Foodies Market the other day and have been addicted ever since.

  • I have all the ingredients in the house, this will be perfect for dinner!!

  • merilyn

    this is a great winter warmer thanks sammie!
    looks like boeuf bourguignon!
    I told dad and he said he did something similar last week where he used gravy beef.
    the butcher said I know what you need for that and went out the back for it!;))
    they love him! he’s friendly with everyone in our village! … cute!
    love m:)X

    • Every time I use the slow cooker, I think of your dad! Gravy beef and chuck steak are totally interchangeable, if your dad has any cracking slow cooker recipes, please ask him to send them my way! Mwah x

  • Ooooh, this is the perfect winter dish, Sammie! I’m sending this to my Mum because I know she’d love it!

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oooh yeah!!!! This sounds like winter perfection (and I really need to use my slow cooker more!!).

  • Oh yum. Given the amount of beef in our freezer I’m going to have to make this for sure. xx

  • Why am I not a fan of this kind of meal. Do you call it stew? Btw would love to try yours! xx cathy

  • You had me at mushroom… and wine… and slow cooker… and well just all of it really xx

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