Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew


Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 6

Extra Easy – 0.5 syns per serving

Original – 0.5 syns per serving (replace the potato with some butternut squash)


  • 800g of stewing beef
  • 2 tablespoons of flour (3 syns)
  • salt and black pepper
  • Frylight or Pam spray
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots, roughly choped
  • 3 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 500g of swede or rutabaga, choppped
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups (480ml) of beef stock
  • 2 cups (480ml) of vegetable stock


Place stewing beef in a ziplock bag, add the flour, a little salt and black pepper and shake the bag to coat the beef.

Spray a frying pan with some frylight or pam spray and lightly brown the beef, remove and set aside.

Add all you vegetables to the slow cooker, top with the meat, add the herbs and cover with the stock.

Set to 6 hours (high setting) or cook on the low (longer setting if you prefer).

Divide among 4 bowls and enjoy.


The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:


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  • Caroline

    Love this recipe and this website in general! Thanks for sharing this stuff :-) xxx

  • Emma Bertouche

    When I made this I was unsure if I’d be that keen on it as I’m really not a fan of Swede. However, nom nom, nom! There are very few recipes on here that I don’t absolutely love once I’ve made them.

  • Claire

    I absolutely adore this recipe. It’s quick, it’s easy, I can almost just pop the ingredients in the cooker and leave it to it. It’s really packed with taste and texture, I love it, my parnter loves it, and my son loves it, his is usually gone in minutes. So, thank you for a really wonderful recipe! It’s become a regular meal in my household =]

  • slimadmin

    you welcome, good to hear it is a regular meal in your household :)