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Slow cooker spicy beef stew recipe

Beef stew is an easy dinner recipe to cook for the family. This slow cooked stew is perfect because it is a one pot recipe that cooks through the day. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 1kg blade or rump steak, cubed
  • 1 leek, finely diced
  • 1 pkt French onion soup mix
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom pods
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, or you could use 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium kumera or sweet potato, diced
  • ¼ cup frozen peas


Place into your slow cooker the raw beef, leek, potatoes, soup mix, curry powder, garlic, cardamom pods, peppercorns and water. Put on auto for 4 hours.

At the 4 hour mark, add tomato paste, cherry tomatoes (or tinned tomatoes), sweet potato and frozen peas, and keep simmering for another 2 hours.


This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.