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Slow cooker beef casserole - A look at the dinner once the flour has been added

slow cooker beef casserole

Course Main Course
Keyword beef, casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


Casserole ingredients

  • 3 medium onions
  • 5 medium carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 450 g casserole beef
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsps fresh thyme or 1 tbsp of dried thyme
  • Splash worcestershire sauce
  • Splash brown sauce


  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g suet
  • water to make a slightly sticky dough


  1. Add all of the casserole ingredients into the slow cooker, apart from the flour.

  2. Mix together. 

  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 5-6 hours. I always start with 1 hour on high. If you need to leave it longer you can easily cook for 8-10 hours, or overnight. 

  4. One hour before serving stir through the flour (diluted in a little water) 

  5. If you're having dumplings then add them for the final hour. I always make them smaller than when I'm cooking them in the slow cooker so that one hour is enough time.

Recipe Notes

Add lots more vegetables if you want to bulk this out. They will release a little juice, which will help create more stock too.