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Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Chorizo

A rich dish with smoky flavours to warm up the coldest day
Course Main Course
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Keyword beef stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal


  • large oval slow cooker


  • 800 g organic diced beef
  • 500 g organic passata
  • 2 medium red onions sliced
  • 1 organic green pepper sliced
  • 1 organic red pepper sliced
  • 2 cloves organic garlic crushed
  • 0.5 ring of smoked chorizo approx. 100 g, sliced
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 1 organic beef stock cube
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cornflour for thickening, if needed


  • Place your sliced red onions in the base of the slow cooker pot.
  • Brown the diced beef in a medium hot pan (dry fry, without oil), in two batches. Place it in the slow cooker and add the sliced peppers and crushed garlic.
  • Fry the chorizo gently in the same pan you used to brown the beef. No oil is needed as the chorizo will produce some as you cook it.
  • Add the chorizo, passata, and stock cube dissolved in the boiling water and smoked paprika to the slow cooker and combine all the ingredients by mixing with a spoon.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Serve garnished with chopped parsley or coriander, and serve with rice, mash or pasta and crusty bread.
  • Check the stew one hour before the end of cooking, and if the sauce needs thickening, make a paste using a tablespoon of cornflour and a little water, then stir it into the slow cooker pot. Allow it to cook for the remaining time, and it will thicken up.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 985mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 53.1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4.7mg